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Candidate List of Chemicals
NICNAS undertakes a process of consultation with its
the general public on chemicals to be assessed. At any time,
nominate a chemical for assessment, and from time to time NICNAS
for nominations by advertisement in the press. Nominated
are screened according to published criteria and are either
assessment and placed on the Candidate List, or not selected. A
of the results of screening and reasons for not selecting a
are published in the Chemical Gazette.
The Candidate List also includes a Standby Section containing
with either international assessments currently underway,
being conducted in other countries or with insufficient data.
is reviewed annually against new published literature, chemical
and government/agency Internet sites for new information. As a
chemicals are either moved into the main section of the
or removed from consideration. In the latter case, a summary of
of screening and reasons for non-selection are published in the
Gazette. From time to time, chemicals are selected from the
for assessment, and recommended to the Minister for declaration
consultation with industry.