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≤ 100 kg Research and Development exemption

This exemption is available to introducers of new industrial chemicals that are introduced solely for the purpose of research, development, or analysis, at a total quantity of not more than 100 kg in a period of 12 months.

Notification requirements

Notification prior to introduction is not required.

Reporting requirements

Chemicals introduced at a total quantity of < 100 grams do not need to be reported.
Introducers using this exemption category to introduce chemicals at quantities greater than 100 grams are required to report the following information about the chemical.

 
Chemical Name The preferred chemical name is the CAS Approved Name however other naming conventions will be accepted
CAS Number If available
Quantity The quantity of the chemical introduced in the previous registration year in kilograms. Introducers also have the option of reporting quantities in bands of ≤ 10 kg or 10-100 kg

 

Alternatively, for chemicals introduced at a total quantity of 100 g -10 kg, introducers can opt to provide only the total number of chemicals introduced at this level (i.e. no chemical details).

However, any substances that meet the working definition of 'industrial nanomaterial' introduced in the volumes over 100g/year must provide the quantities and their full chemical names.

Note that it is the introducer of the chemical that is required to report. An individual or organisation does not need to report on chemicals sourced from an Australian supplier. Australian suppliers whose catalogue is publicly available via their website do not need to duplicate this information via annual reporting.

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