Amendments to the Act in 2004 established a mechanism for the Director to include various particulars in relation to chemicals on the AICS. Any condition of use to which a chemical is subject through annotation is enforceable under the Act.
With the public AICS now freely available via the NICNAS website, it offers a central repository for additional information on listed chemicals such as hazard information, relevant international restrictions, and links to NICNAS and international assessment reports.
In 2005-06 NICNAS finalised the design requirements for the enhancements to its existing business database, AICS database and web server to allow the addition of information to the AICS listings displayed on the NICNAS website.
In cooperation with other federal agencies such as DEH and OASCC and with input from state and territory agencies, during 2005-06 NICNAS collated information on 2783 individual AICS listed chemicals which are either subject to regulatory controls, under review, or of particular interest to industry and/or the community. The information on these chemicals is expected be uploaded onto the AICS web pages in early 2006-07.