Summary of Existing Chemicals Assessment Activity

Screening and Other Assessments

List of screening/other chemical assessments in publication phase, published or otherwise completed under the Existing Chemicals Program 2004-05

Candidate List of Chemicals

NICNAS undertakes a process of consultation with its stakeholders and the general public on chemicals to be assessed. At any time anyone may nominate a chemical for assessment, and from time to time NICNAS calls for nominations by advertisement in the press. Nominated chemicals are screened according to published criteria and are either selected for assessment and placed in the Candidate List, or not selected. A summary of the results of screening and reasons for not selecting a chemical are published in the Chemical Gazette.

The Candidate List also includes a Standby Section containing chemicals with either international assessments currently underway, additional testing being conducted in other countries or with insufficient data. This list is reviewed annually against new published literature, chemical databases, and government/agency Internet sites for new information. As a result, chemicals are either moved into the main section of the Candidate List or removed from consideration. In the latter case, a summary of the results of screening and reasons for non-selection are published in the Chemical Gazette. From time to time chemicals are selected from the Candidate List for assessment, and recommended to The Minister for declaration following consultation with industry.

Candidate List of Chemicals




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