Partnership Agency Assessment Performance

Australian Government Department of Environment and Heritage (DEH)

The DEH provides advice to NICNAS on the environmental implications of the importation, manufacture and use of new and existing industrial chemicals. The assessment reports submitted to NICNAS include an environmental hazard and risk assessment, including recommendations for the control measures necessary to minimise adverse environmental effects resulting from the stated use patterns of the chemicals.

A summary of chemical assessment reports completed by DEH during 2004-05 is shown in the table below.


Assessments completed by DEH in 2004-05 compared with 2003-04

* See Appendix 8 for data on EIPs
# Of these, two assessment reports were not finalised



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