Presentations, Conferences, Harmonisation and
International Meetings and Site Visits undertaken
by NICNAS

Presentations at Australian conferences

Margaret Hartley ‘Reform at NICNAS: Stripping Away Regulatory Layers’,
SCAA/APMF Joint Conference, Canberra, ACT, 7-9 August 2003

Roshini Jayewardene ‘Low Regulatory Concern Chemicals - a case study
in best practice regulation reform and emerging issues for cosmetics
regulation’, ACSPA 10th National Conference, Gold Coast, QLD, 4-5
September 2003

Dusanka Sabic two papers submitted: ‘Regulatory Reform – a role
for industry’ and ‘Reform at NICNAS – LRCC, a case study’, ACSPA 10th
National Conference, Gold Coast, QLD, 4-5 September 2003

Roshini Jayewardene ‘Exposure Assessment, Harmony Amidst Diversity’,
Science Forum 2, Shine Dome, Canberra, ACT, 24 September 2003

Deborah Willcocks ‘NICNAS, EU and OECD Assessments’, Nickel
Environmental Health Workshop, Sydney, NSW, 7 November 2003

Jane Weder ‘Review of the Existing Chemicals Program’, PACIA Community
Advisory Committee, Melbourne, VIC, 11 November 2003

Deborah Willcocks ‘NICNAS Assessment of Formaldehyde’, National Clean
Air Conference: Linking Air Pollution Science, Policy and Management,
Newcastle, NSW, 23 November 2003

Venky Krishnamurthy, Deborah Willcocks ‘AICS on the web’, PACIA
Regulatory Affairs meeting, Sydney, NSW, 2 December 2003

Roshini Jayewardene ‘What makes a Regulatory Scientist?’ Australasian
Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists
(ASCEPT), 2003 Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, NSW, 2 December 2003

Jun Zhang ‘Lower the current occupational exposure standard
for formaldehyde’, AIOH 21st Annual Conference ‘Improving Occupational
Hygiene in Small Business’, Adelaide, SA, 10 December 2003

Margaret Hartley ‘Reforms at NICNAS: An Update’, ACSPA AGM Seminar,
Argyle Convention Centre, Sydney, NSW, 11 December 2003

Jane Weder ‘Chemical Regulation in Australia’, Royal Australian Chemical
Institute (RACI), Professors and Heads of Department (PHODs) Conference,
Canberra, ACT, 30 January 2004

Bob Graf ‘NICNAS – Regulation of Cosmetics’, visit by Indonesian delegate
(Dr Hayatie Amal), 10 March 2004

Deborah Willcocks NICNAS ‘National Working Group on the Diversion
of Precursor Chemicals’, Canberra, ACT, 1 April 2004

Margaret Hartley ‘COAG Hazardous Materials Review’, 6th AHDMPC (NSW
Health State Office Security Meeting), 30 April 2004

Bob Graf ‘LRCC Reform Initiatives’, HazMat 2004 Conference, Melbourne,
VIC, 5 May 2004

Margaret Hartley ‘An Overview of Chemical Security Matters’, PACIA
National Conference, Melbourne, VIC, 31 May 2004

Margaret Hartley ‘The New Face of Global Regulation’, PACIA National
Conference, Melbourne, VIC, 31 May 2004

Hana Hamdan ‘NICNAS Registration and Status of Toners and Inks’,
Consumer Electronic Suppliers Association, Sydney, NSW, 16 June 2004

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Presentations at overseas conferences

Kerry Nugent ‘LRCC implementation’, OECD New Chemicals Task Force
meeting, Brussels, Belgium, September 2003

Margaret Hartley ‘OECD: Mutual Acceptance of Notification (MAN)’,
Brussels video presentation, Belgium, October 2003

Bob Graf ‘New Industrial Chemicals: All Countries Comparison – Australia’,
OECD WE1 Multilaterals workshop, Washington DC, USA, 1 March 2004
Bob Graf ‘NICNAS – New Chemicals’, US EPA, Washington DC, USA, 4
March 2004

Roshini Jayewardene ‘Innovative Changes to the Australian Industrial
Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme’, Global Chemicals
Regulations Conference, Arlington, Virginia, USA, 9-10 March 2004

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Presentations at training activities

Hana Hamdan ‘About NICNAS’, NICNAS training seminar, Perth, WA, 26
September 2003

Graham Harvey, Venky Krishnamurthy, Deborah Willcocks, ‘AICS on the
web’, NICNAS training seminar - AICS Online, Sydney, NSW, 17 February,
25 February, 4 March 2004

Graham Harvey, Venky Krishnamurthy, Deborah Willcocks, ‘AICS on the
web’, PACIA Regulatory Affairs meeting, Sydney, NSW, 18-19 February,
10-11 March 2004

Hana Hamdan ‘About NICNAS’, Office of Chemical Safety training seminar,
Canberra, ACT, 12 March 2004

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NICNAS training for Notifiers of New Industrial Chemicals
Sydney, NSW, 31 March 2004; Melbourne, VIC, 16 April 2004

Hana Hamdan ‘Introduction to the NICNAS Scheme’

Hana Hamdan ‘Priority Existing Chemicals and Company Registration
Programs’

Bob Graf ‘New Chemicals – Basics and Reforms’

Dusanka Sabic ‘Introduction to LRCC’ (Sydney only)

Bob Graf ‘Introduction to Templates and Self-Assessment’

Griffin D’Costa, Lorma Gutierrez, ‘Using NICNAS Templates’

Bob Graf ‘Approach to Risk Assessment’

Kerry Nugent ‘Standard and Limited Notifications’

Kerry Nugent ‘PLC Self-Assessment’

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Conferences attended

21-22 July 2003 OHS Conference, Gold Coast, QLD
24 July 2003 Human Synergistics Conferences, Sydney, NSW
22-25 Sept 2003 15th Conference of the International Society for
Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) 2003, Perth, WA
5-6 September 2003 ACSPA National Conference, Gold Coast, QLD
12 September 2003 PACIA Annual dinner & presentation – ‘The EU
REACH program and the implication for Australian
manufacturers, importers and exporters of
chemicals’, Parramatta, NSW
24 September 2003 Science Forum 2, Shine Dome, Canberra, ACT
9 October 2003 The Future of Ecolabelling in Australia, Canberra, ACT
13 October 2003 Air Toxics Health Experts Workshop, Melbourne, VIC
16 October 2003 The Safety Show Sydney, Sydney, NSW
24 October 2003 ACSPA workshop conducted by ERMA-NZ on
Legislative Changes to HSNO Act, Sydney, NSW
20-21 November 2003 2003 Precautionary Principle – 10 years after Leatch,
Canberra, ACT
23-27 November 2003 2003 National Clean Air Conference, Newcastle, NSW
30 Nov - 3 Dec 2003 ASCEPT Annual Scientific Meeting, Darling
Harbour, Sydney, NSW
4 December 2003 Debrief of Prior Informed Consent (PIC) 10th
Meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating
Committee (INC), Canberra, ACT
6-10 December 2003 Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH)
Annual Conference, Adelaide, SA
30-31 January 2004 13th Annual Professors and Heads of Departments
of Chemistry Conference, Canberra, ACT
31 March 2004 International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)
Materials Stewardship seminar, Canberra, ACT
19 April 2004 ACSPA workshop, conducted by NZ-ERMA
workshop on NZ NOTS program, Sydney, NSW
27-28 May 2004 Regulators Conference – Protecting the Public II
(Australian Compliance Institute), Canberra, ACT

Other Meetings in Australia

1 July 2003 NOHSC CSSC 9th meeting, Melbourne, VIC
18 July 2003 Public consultation meeting on Air Toxics draft
NEPM, Sydney, NSW
30 July 2003 Meeting was held with South Korean government
representatives to discuss industrial chemical
regulation maters, in particular, notification and
assessment, Sydney, NSW
15 August 2003 NICNAS with NOHSC and representatives of ERMANZ
and the NZ Ministry for the Environment to the
development of a five-year work program, Sydney,
NSW
1 September 2003 ACCC Teleconference (Cosmetic Products)
9 September 2003 Customs/NICNAS concerning information, Sydney,
NSW
2 October 2003 Seminar: GLG ‘Restrictions on the use of information
obtained in the course of inquiries and
investigations’, Sydney, NSW
20 October 2003 TTMRA meeting with NOHSC at NICNAS, Sydney,
NSW
11 November 2003 PACIA Community Advisory Committee:
Presentation of the Existing Chemicals Program,
Melbourne, VIC
25 November 2003 Meeting with Gevan Mattu (Environment Canada)
at NICNAS, Sydney, NSW
6 November 2003 Cosmetics Industry Workshop, NICNAS, Sydney,
NSW
6 November 2003 NOHSC CSSC 9th Meeting, Canberra, ACT
16 November 2003 Inaugural meeting of Community Engagement
Forum, NICNAS, Sydney, NSW
4 December 2003 Chemicals Clearing House, Canberra, ACT
17 December 2003 Global Safe Technologies regarding NICNAS
requirements in setting up a new business (cleaning
chemicals), Sydney, NSW
13 January 2003 Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting, Sydney,
NSW
11 February 2004 TGA Surveillance Meeting, Symonston, ACT
11 February 2004 TGA Manufacturer Assessment, Symonston, ACT
12 February 2004 OFPC Privacy Meeting with Privacy Commissioner,
PON network, Canberra, ACT
16 February 2004 2nd meeting of Community Engagement Forum
(CEF), NICNAS, Sydney, NSW
19 February 2004 Chemicals Clearing House, Canberra, ACT
20 February 2004 9th meeting of NICNAS/State & Territory MOU
Group, Sydney, NSW
27 February 2004 Meeting with OGTR regarding compliance
operations, Canberra, ACT
27 February 2004 Meeting with APVMA regarding compliance
operations, Canberra, ACT
20 April 2004 Meeting with Australian Customs Service regarding
exploring options for PIC implementation, Canberra,
ACT
10 June 2004 Customs Teleconference regarding PIC
Implementation
25 June 2004 DEH Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention,
Canberra, ACT

Other Meetings overseas

8-11 September 2003 11th Final Review Board Meeting for Concise
International Chemicals Assessment Documents
(CICAD), Varna, Bulgaria
1-3 March 2004 OECD New Chemicals Task Force Workshop
on Multilaterals, Washington DC, USA
4-5 March 2004 US EPA discussions, Washington DC, USA
9-10 March 2004 Global Chemicals Regulations Conference -
sponsored by the American Chemistry Council and
the Synthetic Organic Manufacturers Association -
Arlington, Virginia, USA
20-23 April 2004 OECD SIAM 18, Paris, France

Meetings for International Harmonisation

12 September 2003 Priorities in Chemical Risk Assessment and
Management, Sofia, Bulgaria
22-23 September 2003 IPCS Harmonisation Project – IPCS Core Group
Meeting, NICNAS Office, Sydney, Australia
8 October 2003 OECD Meeting on Work Element II, Brussels,
Belgium
9-10 October 2003 OECD New Chemicals Task Force, Brussels, Belgium
22-23 October 2003 OECD Task Force on Existing Chemicals – 12th
Meeting – Paris, France
2 March 2004 Consultation on MAN, US EPA Headquarters,
Washington DC, USA
3 March 2004 OECD New Chemicals Workshop, Work Element 1 -
US EPA Headquarters, Washington DC, USA
3-5 March 2004 IPCS Harmonisation Project Cancer Working Group,
Washington DC, USA
4-5 March 2004 Meeting with US EPA to promote and discuss
bilateral between NICNAS and EPA, Washington DC,
USA
23 May 2004 OECD Meeting on Work Element V, Paris, France
24-25 May 2004 OECD New Chemicals Task Force Meeting, Paris,
France
2-9 June 2004 International Agency for Research on Cancer –
monograph workshop on the evaluation of
carcinogenic risks to humans – Volume 88, Lyon,
France
14-16 June 2004 OECD Expert Group Meeting to Explore Harmonising
Templates, OECD Headquarters, Paris, France
30 June 2004 Meeting with ERMA to discuss progress on TTMRA
project, ERMA, Wellington, New Zealand

Site Visits (not compliance-related)

13 August 2003 Castrol, Guildford, NSW
28-30 September 2003 2003 Nowra Chemicals – Team Leaders’ Retreat,
Nowra, NSW
15 December 2003 Proctor and Gamble, Parramatta, NSW
9 February 2004 InvoCare – use of formaldehyde in embalming, North
Ryde, NSW
19 February 2004 Orica Australia/Alpharma Animal Health, Ascot Vale/
Parkville, VIC
20 February 2004 Kodak/ PPG/ Degussa Coatings & Colorants,
Coburg/Clayton/ Dandenong, VIC
24 February 2004 State Coroners Court – use of formaldehyde
in forensic medicine, Glebe, NSW
9 March 2004 Colgate-Palmolive Pty Ltd, Labrador, QLD
16 March 2004 National Starch & Chemical Pty Ltd, Seven Hills,
NSW
17 March 2004 Australian Gold Reagents Pty Ltd, Kwinana, WA
7 June 2004 Funeral Industry Council of NSW, Sydney, NSW
8 June 2004 Pax Australia Pty Ltd, Ingleburn, NSW
10 June 2004 The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia,
Canberra, ACT
23 June 2004 Merino Pty Ltd, Seven Hills, NSW

Compliance related seminars/meetings/industry consultations

3 July 2003 Meeting with triclosan applicants and interested
parties regarding data submission, Melbourne, VIC
1 August 2003 Akzo Nobel, Sydney, NSW
21 October 2003 Formaldehyde Seminars, Sydney, NSW
22 October 2003 Formaldehyde Seminars, Canberra, ACT
3 September 2003 Teleconference with Industry Consortia and Soap
& Detergents Association in US regarding the
Hydrotrope surfactants
22 September 2003 Meeting with Colgate-Palmolive and Ciba Geigy
regarding data for triclosan, Sydney, NSW
3 October 2003
 
Teleconference with Industry Consortia and Soap &
Detergents Association in US regarding the
Hydrotrope surfactants
14 October 2003 Clean Air Society, Sydney, NSW
19 November 2003 Teleconference with Industry Consortia
on Hydrotropes
27 November 2003 FMP Group teleconference
28 November 2003 Meeting with 3M to discuss Perfluoroalkyl sulfonate
(PFAS) chemistry, Sydney, NSW
15 December 2003 Du Pont and HCFC-123 occupational exposure
standard, Sydney, NSW
17 December 2003 Du Pont and NOHSC re HCFC-123 occupational
exposure standard, Canberra, ACT
17 December 2003 Teleconference with Industry Consortia regarding
Hydrotrope assessment, Sydney, NSW
13 January 2004 Teleconference with Industry Consortia regarding
Hydrotrope assessment, Sydney, NSW
25 February 2004 3M regarding PFBS data, Sydney, NSW
26 February 2004 Damien Gardiner of Mallesons Stephen Jaques
(compliance visit), Sydney, NSW
8 March 2004 Preliminary findings of sodium cyanide assessment,
Brisbane, QLD
12 March 2004 Preliminary findings of sodium cyanide assessment,
Sydney, NSW
16 March 2004 Preliminary findings of sodium cyanide assessment,
Perth, WA
30 March 2004 Murray Cook, International Zinc Association, Sydney,
NSW
3 May 2004 Meeting with ACSPA to discuss data collection of
triclosan amounts in therapeutic products, Sydney,
NSW
18 May 2004 Meeting with Ethyl Asia Pacific Company regarding
NDPSC scheduling of MMT, Sydney, NSW
   
   
 
   

 

 
 

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