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≤ 100 kg Non-cosmetic Exemption

This exemption is available to introducers of new industrial chemicals that are introduced for non-cosmetic use at a total quantity of not more than 100 kg in a period of 12 months. Introducers using this exemption category to introduce chemicals for non-cosmetic use must be satisfied that the chemical poses no unreasonable risk to occupational health and safety, public health, or the environment (see the NICNAS Handbook for Notifiers for more information on assessing chemicals for no unreasonable risk).


Notification requirements

There are no mandatory notification requirements for this exemption category, however, NICNAS provides Form NCE-1 as an optional notification mechanism. Form NCE-1 provides a useful risk assessment and record-keeping tool for introducers taking advantage of this exemption. Additionally, NICNAS will use the information contained in Form NCE-1 to prepare annual reports for introducers – (see Reporting requirements).

Reporting requirements

Introducers using this exemption category 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
Use category The predominant use of chemical
Use environment The introducer is asked to indicate if the end use of the chemical is in a domestic setting, an industrial setting, or both
Quantity The quantity of the chemical introduced in the previous registration year in kilograms. Introducers also have the option of reporting the quantities in bands of ≤ 10 kg or 10-100 kg.


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

 

If NICNAS has received an advice of introduction for the chemical (Form NCE-1), the details of the chemical will be pre-loaded into the introducers annual report form. The introducer will then, after logging into the reporting module need only verify the details and submit the report.

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