Next year NICNASs business focus will be Building a better regulatory framework. NICNAS will commence implementation of the outcomes of the EC Program review as well as full implementation including legislative underpinning of the cosmetic guidelines and of of the remaining elements of the LRCC.

With respect to the Governments ongoing program of regulation reform, a review of the regulation of disinfectants will be carried out jointly by NICNAS and the TGA, including the identification of any other regulatory interface issues with other regulators.

Table 1: Consolidated summery of outputs/resources

Team

 

Outputs

Number

Resource
$000

Assessment activities

New Chemicals

Certificate applications received

209

2562

 

 

Certificates issued

202

 

 

Permit applications received

150

 

 

Permits issued

120

 

 

Percentage of assessments on time

100%

 

 

MSDSs assessed (approx)

400

 

 

LVC Exemptions

142

 

 

Foreign Scheme Reports

19

 

 

Self assessments

38

 

 

Consultations

36

 

 

Site visits

10

 

Existing chemicals

Screening/other assessments completed

7

1280

 

 

PEC & other chemicals under review

39

 

 

Assessment modules completed

27

 

 

PEC & other assessment reports published/completed

11

 

 

Overseas assessments reviewed

56

 

 

Overseas assessments agreed

132

 

 

Chemicals added to regulation for Rotterdam Convention

2

 

Compliance activities

Tier 1 Registrants

4643

4112

 

 

Tier 2 Registrants

727

 

 

Tier 3 Registrants

307

 

 

New cases

22

 

 

Cases closed

17

 

 

Number of companies in company registration audit

14,038

 

 

Site visits

114

 

 

Number of prosecutions

0

 

 

Immediate AICS listing

51

 

 

AICS chemicals searches

521

 

 

AICS confidential listing

25

 

Communication activities

Parliamentary service briefs

 

43

 

 

 

Enquiries - phone

5341

 

 

Enquiries - written

2394

 

 

New publications/documents

214

 

 

Website hits

15.439m

 

 

Website visitors

976,342

 

 

Training activities

6

 

 

Presentations

19

 

 

Conferences

8

 

 

International meetings

10

 

Reform activities

New LRCC reforms implemented

7

 

 

 

Public meetings

21

 

 

Interim cosmetic permits issued

7

 

 

TOTAL

7954