Confidential Listing of Chemicals on the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances

Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Terms of Reference and Membership The Technical Advisory Group will: (a)  taking into account the prepared guidance material, advise the Director during consideration of commercial and public interest in applications for continued confidential listing in respect of the AICS; (b)  assist in reviewing the prepared guidance material for industry and the public outlining the information needed to accompany applications for continued confidentiality in respect of the AICS; (c)  recognising the confidential nature of the proceedings, adopt a special  role in identifying and assessing the public interest associated with reviewing applications for confidential listing on the AICS; (d)  as required advise the Director on weighing of commercial interest and public interest; (e)  have no decision making powers under the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989; and (f)  be bound by prohibition of disclosure of confidentiality clauses within the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989.

TAG Membership Professor Graham A R Johnston AM FRACI, FTSE (re-appointed October 2004) Professor of Pharmacology, University of Sydney

Professor Ian Rae FRACI, FTSE (re-appointed October 2004) Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Melbourne

Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith (re-appointed October 2004) Co-ordinator, National Toxics Network Canberra

Mr James Smith CEng, FIChemE, BCom (Melb) (re-appointed October 2004) Chemicals Advisor, Melbourne

2004-05 meetings The Technical Advisory Group met three times in 2004-05. All three meetings were held at the NICNAS office. The TAG finalised 7 confidential chemical applications and Guidelines for "Establishing a Case for Confidential Listing of Chemicals on the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances" and associated application form.

The Final Guidelines for "Establishing a Case for Confidential Listing of Chemicals on the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances" and associated application form were published on the NICNAS website in January 2005.

 

 

 
 

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