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Applying for a Certificate

Certificate notifications are required for all new chemicals that will be manufactured and/or imported for an extended period.

 

There are certain information requirements for assessment and notifications. Applications must contain the relevant mandatory forms for each category of certificate.

 

Fees may be reduced by using self-assessment, electronic template submission or by providing overseas reports. Joint applications from importers or manufacturers of the same chemical are accepted - only one fee will be charged.

 

A certificate will be granted to the notifier (the party who has notified NICNAS by applying for an assessment certificate) when a successful assessment has been completed. Certificate assessments operate under statutory timeframes. An Early Introduction Permit (EIP) may be granted in certain cases.

 

Once a certificate has been granted the holder:

  • May introduce the new industrial chemical;
  • Must comply with conditions attached to the assessment, and must submit a secondary notification if there are changed circumstances regarding the chemical;
  • May permit an extension allowing additional companies to import the chemical.

NICNAS will publish:

Normally the chemical will not be listed on AICS until 5 years have passed, but the certificate holder(s) can apply for early listing of the chemical on the non-confidential section of AICS at any time during the 5-year period, or alternatively apply for confidential listing on AICS when the 5-year period is reached.

More information

 

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