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

Presentations at Australian conferences

Deborah Willcocks Case study: HHRA of Benzene, Science Forum 3:
The Practice of Human Health Risk Assessment in Australia, Canberra, ACT,
30 July 2004

Deborah Willcocks Monitoring and Profiling Precursor Chemicals,
Eighth National Chemical Division Conference, 19 October 2004

Margaret Hartley Overview of the Current Regulatory Landscape,
Australian Consumer and Specialty Products Association (ACSPA) AGM and
Industry Seminar, Sydney, NSW, 2 December 2004

Roshini Jayewardene Regulatory Issues with Novel Excipients,
Australian Society of Cosmetics Chemists, Thirty ninth Annual Conference,
Brisbane Convention Centre, QLD, 18 March 2005

Sneha Satya Review of Environmental Risk posed by Sodium Cyanide, Good
Practice Cyanide Management in the Gold Industry, ACMER, 12 April 2005

Roshini Jayewardene The Journey so far… Review of products at the
cosmetic-therapeutic interface: Cosmetic or Medicine?
, ACCORD seminar,
Sydney, NSW, 18 April 2005. Also at Victorian Employers Chamber
of Commerce and Industry, Melbourne, VIC, 19 April 2005

Deborah Willcocks Public and Occupational Risk Assessment - NICNAS,
Clean Air Society, Australia, New Zealand Risk Assessment Workshop,
Hobart, TAS, 3 May 2005

Bob Graf NICNAS Overview of Current Regulatory Landscape for Industrial
Chemicals
, HAZMAT 2005, Sydney, NSW, 12 May 2005

Deborah Willcocks Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials, National Drugs and
Poisons Scheduling Committee meeting, Canberra, ACT, 23 June 2005

Presentations at overseas conferences

Bob Graf Chemicals Regulation in Australia, NICNAS and New Industrial
Chemicals NICNAS - Reform Initiatives, Japan Chemical Industry, Tokyo,
JAPAN, 7 March 2005

Deborah Willcocks Canada/Australia: Issues being faced in the regulation of
nanomaterials
, OECD Special Session on the Potential Safety Implications of
Nanomaterials, Paris, FRANCE, 7 June 2005

Presentations at training activities

Hana Hamdan Customs Broker Training, NICNAS training seminar, Sydney,
NSW, 24 November and 26 November 2004. Customs Broker Training also
presented in Perth, WA, 13 December and 14 December 2004

Neil Buck & Associates Industry Information Sessions, NICNAS training
seminar, Adelaide, SA, 14 December 2004
Industry Information Sessions also presented in:
• Melbourne, VIC, 15 December 2004 and 3 - 4 March 2005
• Brisbane, QLD, 8 March 2005
• Adelaide, SA, 10 March 2005

Bob Graf LRCC changes to the Act, PACIA, Sydney, NSW, 9 December 2004

Jane Weder Sources of Information in Toxicology, University of Sydney
School of Public Health (Short course on toxicology), Sydney NSW,
22 February 2005

Hana Hamdan, Bob Graf
NICNAS, New Chemicals and Reform Activities, June 2005

Internal training presentations

Sami Syed, Lewis Norman
Safety at work, our first priority, 17 August 2004,

Phil Burge
OHS Legislation for Commonwealth Employees, 5 May 2005

Conferences attended

30 July 2004 Science Forum 3, Shine Dome, Canberra, ACT
1 - 6 August 2004
 
World Congress of Clinical Pharmacology and
Therapeutics, Brisbane, QLD
19 - 20 August 2004
 
IPCS Uncertainty in Exposure Assessment meeting, Geneva, SWITZERLAND
13 - 16 October Seventeenth International Symposium on
Epidemiology in Occupational Health, Melbourne, VIC
15 October 2004 The Safety Show Sydney 2004, Sydney, NSW
28 October 2004
 
Mineral Council of Australia: Inaugural Global
Sustainable Development Conf. Melbourne, VIC
16 March 2005
 
Skin Science and Advances in Aesthetic Therapies Symposium, Brisbane, QLD
12 - 13 April 2005
 
Good Practice Cyanide Management in the Gold
Industry, ACMER, Perth, WA
3 May 2005
 
CASANZ Risk Assessment Workshop,
Hobart, TAS
4 May 2005
 
Seventeenth International Clean Air & Environment Conference, Hobart, TAS
7 June 2005 PACIA 2005 Conference, Sydney, NSW

Other meetings in Australia
26 July 2004 ASCC AD Hoc Working Group meeting to discuss exposure standards for certain chemicals, Melbourne, VIC
20 August 2004 Privacy Contact Officer Meeting, Canberra, ACT
21 October 2004 Inter-Departmental Meeting to discuss Poly
Brominated Flame Retardants (PBFRs) Canberra, ACT
28 October 2004 NEPC Tier 2 Air Toxics Working Group Meeting,
Adelaide, SA
23 November 2004 Twelfth ASCC Chemical Standards Sub Committee Meeting,
Canberra, ACT
26 November 2004 Interdepartmental meeting on Nanotechnology,
Canberra, ACT
30 Nov - 1 Dec 2004 NEPC Tier 2 Air Toxics Working Group Meeting,
Melbourne, VIC
1 - 2 Dec 2004 DEH Indoor Air Quality Health Experts Workshop, Canberra, ACT
1 - 2 Dec 2004 Volatile Organic Compounds, DEH Indoor Air Quality Health Experts Workshop, Canberra, ACT
28 January 2005 EU Draft Chemicals Legislation - Meeting of Australian Stakeholders,
Canberra, ACT
9 February 2005 National Working Group on the Diversion
of Chemical Precursors, Canberra, ACT
3 March 2005 Meeting to brief LRCC Cosmetic Working Group on the progress of the Interface project, Sydney, NSW
10 March 2005 Meeting with Fuel Quality Standards, DEH to discuss regulatory controls for tetraethyl lead (TEL), tetramethyl lead (TML),
Canberra, ACT
10 March 2005 Inter-Departmental Meeting for a debrief of the
Rotterdam Convention First Chemical Review
Committee Meeting, Canberra, ACT
15 March 2005 Meeting with NATA, to discuss GLP requirements, Sydney, NSW
15 March 2005 Canada Bilateral, Teleconference
6 April 2005 Chemicals Clearing House Meeting, Canberra, ACT
7 April 2005 Meeting with International Zinc Association on the EU Risk Assessment of Zinc, Canberra, ACT
11 - 12 April 2005 Tier 2 Air Toxics Working Group meeting, Adelaide, SA
28 April 2005 University of Sydney External Advisory Committee, Sydney, NSW
5 May 2005 Chemicals Standards Sub Committee, Canberra, ACT
11 May 2005 Meeting with ERMA NZ, NICNAS, Sydney, NSW
26 May 2005 Teleconference with Fuel Quality Branch, DEH, Sydney, ACT
27 May 2005 Chemical Clearinghouse Meeting, Canberra, ACT
30 - 31 May 2005 Tier 2 Air Toxics Working Group meeting, Sydney, NSW
20 June 2005 Joint Standing Committee On Treaties Hearing
regarding addition of TEL and TML to the Rotterdam Convention, Canberra, ACT
27 June 2005 Low Hazard Criteria for Low Volume Chemical
Category Working Group Meeting, Sydney, NSW
27 June 2005 Low Risk Criteria for Controlled Use Permit Work
Group Meeting, Sydney, NSW
28 June 2005 NSW PACIA meeting, Sydney NSW

Meetings for International Harmonisation
28 Sept - 1 Oct 2004 Twelfth Final Review Board Meeting on Concise
International Chemical Assessment Documents
(CICAD), Hanoi, VIETNAM (Deborah Willcocks)
14 February 2005 Teleconference with OECD Steering Group for
Nanotechnology (Deborah Willcocks)
8 - 9 March 2005 OECD New Chemicals Task Force Steering Group
Meeting, Tokyo, JAPAN (Bob Graf)
11 March 2005 Teleconference with OECD Steering Group for
Nanotechnology (Deborah Willcocks)
29 March 2005 Teleconference with OECD Steering Group for
Nanotechnology (Deborah Willcocks)
19 - 21 April 2005 OECD Twentieth SIDS Initial Assessment Meeting,
Paris, FRANCE (Sneha Satya)

Site Visits (not compliance-related)
25 August 2004 Australian Automotive Air Pty Ltd, Croydon, VIC
25 August 2004 Henkel Australia Pty Ltd, Kilsyth, VIC
26 August 2004 Dulux Australia (Orica Australia Pty Ltd), Clayton, VIC
26 August 2004 PPG Industries Australia Pty Ltd at Toyota Painting
Operations, Altona, VIC
30 August 2004 Hercules Polymers, Springvale, VIC
16 December 2004 Blue Scope Steel, Port Kembla, NSW
3 February 2005 SNF (Australia) Pty Ltd to discuss Acrylamide,
Lara, VIC
29 May 2005 Nalco Australia Pty Ltd, Sydney, NSW
28 June 2005 Duromer Products Pty Ltd, Rhodes, NSW
28 June 2005 Sunrise Dam Gold Mine regarding the PEC
assessment of sodium cyanide, between
Laverton and Kalgoorlie, WA
29 June 2005 Granny Smith Gold Mine regarding the PEC
assessment of sodium cyanide, between
Laverton and Kalgoorlie, WA

Industry consultations
11 Feb 2005 Meeting with ACSPA (now ACCORD)
re Interface project
2 July 2004 Teleconferences with Industry Consortia and Soap
and Detergents Association in US to discuss the
joint assessment of Hydrotrope surfactants in the
OECD SIDS Program
15 July 2004 Teleconferences with Industry Consortia and Soap
and Detergents Association in US to discuss joint
assessment of Hydrotrope surfactants
16 July 2004 Teleconference with Industry Consortia and Soap
and Detergents Association in US to discuss
hydrotrope surfactants assessment
29 July 2004 Meeting with Ciba Specialty Chemicals Pty Ltd
to discuss issues relating to impurities in Triclosan,
Sydney, NSW
23 August 2004 Meeting with Australian Wood Panel Association
to discuss formaldehyde assessment, Sydney, NSW
30 August 2004 Meeting with Cosmetics, Toiletries and Fragrance
Association regarding phthalates call for
information/comments, Sydney, NSW
2 September 2004 Meeting with Plywood Association of Australasia to
discuss formaldehyde assessment, Sydney, NSW
7 September 2004 Meeting with Australian Funeral Directors
Association and Australian Institute of Embalming
to formaldehyde assessment, Melbourne,VIC
15 September 2004 Meeting with Australian Wood Panel Association to
discuss formaldehyde assessment, Sydney, NSW
15 October 2004 Meeting with 3M to discuss perfluorooctane sulfate
(PFOS) waste disposal options, Sydney, NSW
5 November 2004 Teleconference with Industry Consortia and Soap
and Detergents Association in US to discuss joint
assessment of Hydrotrope surfactants,
Sydney, NSW
22 November 2004 Meeting with Minerals Council Australia, Australian
Gold Council, Newmont, Anglogold and Placer
Dome Asia Pacific gold mines to discuss sodium
cyanide assessment, Canberra, ACT
7 December 2004 Meeting with Australian Paint Manufacturers
Federation to discuss biocides in paint and
sensitisation potential, Sydney, NSW
8 December 2004 Teleconference with Industry Consortia and Soap
and Detergents Association in US to discuss joint
assessment of Hydrotrope surfactants,
Sydney, NSW
24 February 2005 Teleconference with Industry Consortia and Soap
and Detergents Association in US to discuss joint
assessment of Hydrotrope surfactants,
Sydney, NSW
28 February 2005 Meeting with Mr Leo Hyde, Mr David Bennie,
DuPont Australia to discuss Teflon, Sydney, NSW
11 March 2005 Meeting with 3M to discuss perfluorooctane
sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluoroalkyl sulfonate
(PFAS), Sydney, NSW
12 May 2005 Meeting with Australian Paint Manufacturers
Federation (APMF) to discuss Lead in Paints,
Sydney, ACT
24 May2005 Meeting with Afton Chemical on US Tier 2 testing
of MMT, Sydney, NSW
10 June 2005 Meeting with Australian Gold Council, Minerals
Council Australia and Anglogold, Newmont and
Newcrest mines to discuss sodium cyanide
assessment, Sydney, NSW
30 June 2005 Meeting with Australian Paint Manufacturers
Federation (APMF) to discuss Lead in Paints,
Sydney, NSW
20, 21 June 2005 Meeting with stakeholders to present the findings
of the formaldehyde risk assessment,
Sydney, NSW and Melbourne, VIC

 

 

 

 
 

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