The Technical Advisory Group will:

o taking into account the prepared guidance material, advise the Director during consideration of commercial and public interest in applications for continued confidential listing in respect of the AICS

o assist in reviewing the prepared guidance material for industry and the public outlining the information needed to accompany applications for continued confidentiality in respect of the AICS

o recognising the confidential nature of the proceedings, adopt a special role in identifying and assessing the public interest associated with reviewing applications for confidential listing on the AICS

o as required advise the Director on weighing of commercial interest and public interest

o have no decision making powers under the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989, and

o be bound by prohibition of disclosure of confidentiality clauses within the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989.