Letter of Transmittal

The Hon Christopher Pyne MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister
for Health and Ageing
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Dear Parliamentary Secretary,

I have pleasure in submitting to you for presentation to the Parliament,
the Annual Report of the Operation of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification
and Assessment) Act 1989 (the Act), for the year ending 30 June 2005.
The Annual Report has been prepared in accordance with Section 108
of the Act.

The Annual Report details the performance of the National Industrial
Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) against outcome
and output measures as detailed in the Portfolio Budget Statements for the
period 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005.

A summary of financial information for NICNAS is included in this report.
Audited financial statements for NICNAS can be found in the Australian
Government Department of Health and Ageing Annual Report 2004-05,
reflecting administrative arrangements for 2004-05.

Yours sincerely

Dr Margaret Hartley
20 September 2005


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