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New Chemicals

The New Chemicals Notification and Assessment Team are responsible for the assessment of risk associated with the introduction (by importation and/or manufacture) of new industrial chemicals.

 

A new industrial chemical is a chemical that is being introduced into Australia for the first time. It is defined as an industrial chemical that is not listed on the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS), or is a listed chemical subject to a condition of use.

 

Companies that will be introducing a new industrial chemical must apply for a certificate or permit by submitting a notification to NICNAS. Introducers of new industrial chemicals can choose from several notification categories (including certificates, self-assessments, permits, and exemptions) when notifying NICNAS. Full details are contained in Section II of the NICNAS Handbook for Notifiers.

 

Based on information supplied by the notifier, NICNAS assesses the environmental, public health and occupational health and safety risk of each new industrial chemical. A certificate or permit is subsequently issued to the importer and/or manufacturer with conditions to ensure safe use of that chemical.

 

All importers and/or manufacturers of industrial chemicals for commercial purposes must also register with NICNAS. More information may be obtained from the Registration section of this website.

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