AAT                        Administrative Appeals Tribunal (see Glossary, above)


ACC                        Australian Crime Commission


ACCC                     Australian Competition and Consumer Commission


ACCI                      Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry


ACCORD               ACCORD Australasia – the Australian Consumer and Speciality Products Association


AGD                       Attorney General’s Department


AGCS                     Advisory Group on Chemical Safety


AHECC  Australian Harmonised Export Commodity Classification


AICS                       Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (see Glossary, above)


AIOH                     Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists


ANAO                   Australian National Audit Office


APEC                     Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation


APMF                    Australian Paint Manufacturers Federation


APS                        Australian Public Service (see Glossary, above)


APVMA                Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority


AS                           Australian Standard


ASCC                     Australian Safety and Compensation Council


CAS                        Chemical Abstracts Service


CEC                        Commercial Evaluation Category permit (NICNAS)


CEF                         Community Engagement Forum (see Glossary, above)


CER                        Commercial Evaluation Category Permit Renewal (NICNAS)


CICAD                   Concise International Chemical Assessment Document
(see Glossary, above)


COAG                    Council of Australian Governments


CPLG                     Chemicals and Plastics Leadership Group


CSSC                      Chemicals Standards Sub-Committee of NOHSC


DAN/D@N          Database @ NICNAS


DEH                        Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage (now DEW)


DEW                      Australian Government Department of the Environment and Water Resources (formerly DEH)


DEWR                    Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations


DoHA                    Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing


DITR                       Australian Government Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources


DPP                        Director of Public Prosecutions


EC                           Existing Chemicals (Program – NICNAS)


EEO                        Equal employment opportunity


EHS                        Environmental Health and Safety


EIP                          Early Introduction Permit (NICNAS)


EOP                        (controlled use) Export Only Permit (NICNAS)


EPA                        Environmental Protection Agency (US)


EPHC                     Environment Protection and Heritage Council


ESD                        Ecologically Sustainable Development (see Glossary, above)


FOI                         Freedom of Information              


FSANZ                   Food Standards Australia New Zealand


FTE                         Full Time Equivalent


GHS                       Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of chemicals (United Nations) 


HF                           Hydrofluoric acid


HPV                       High Production Volume (chemicals)


HSE                        Health, Safety and Environment


HSNO                    Hazardous Substances and New Organisms


HVIC                      (Australian) High Volume Industrial Chemicals (list)
(see Glossary, above)


ICMM                   International Council on Mining and Metals


IDC                         Inter Departmental Committee


ILO                         International Labour Organisation


INC                         Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee


IPCS                       International Programme on Chemical Safety (see Glossary, above)


ISEE                        International Society for Environmental Epidemiology


LLNA                      Local Lymph Node Assay


LRCC                      Low Regulatory Concern Chemicals (NICNAS) (see Glossary, above)


LTD                         Limited notification category (NICNAS)


LVC                        Low Volume Chemical (NICNAS)


LVCR                      Low Volume Chemical Permit Renewal (NICNAS)


MAN                     Mutual Acceptance of Notification(s)


MMT                     Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl


MOU                     Memorandum of Understanding


MSDS                    Material Safety Data Sheet (see Glossary, above)


NAMW Number-Average Molecular Weight


NChEM                 National Framework for Chemicals Environmental Management (EPHC working group)


NDPSC                  National Drugs and Poisons Schedule Committee


NEPM                   National Environment Protection Measures


NOHSC National Occupational Health and Safety Commission


NOTS                     Notified Toxic Substances


NZ ERMA             New Zealand Environmental Risk Management Authority


OASCC                  Office of the Australian Safety and Compensation Council (includes NOHSC)


OCS                        Office of Chemical Safety (see Glossary, above)


OECD                     Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
(see Glossary, above)


OGTR                    Office of Gene Technology Regulator


OHS                       Occupational Health and Safety (see Glossary, above)


PACIA                   Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association


PBFR                      Polybrominated Flame Retardant


PBDE                     Polybrominated diphenylether


PBS                        Portfolio Budget Statement (see Glossary, above)


PDS                        Performance Development Scheme


PEC                        Priority Existing Chemicals


PFAS                      Perfluoroalkyl sulfonate


PFCA                     Perfluorocarboxylic acid


PFOA                     Perfluorooctanoic acid


PFOS                     Perfluorooctane sulfonate


PIC                         Prior Informed Consent (refers to Rotterdam Convention)


PLC                         Polymer of Low Concern notification (NICNAS)


POP                       Persistent Organic Pollutants (refers to Stockholm Convention)


RACI                      Royal Australian Chemical Institute


R&D                       Research and development


RIS                          Regulatory Impact statement


RD&A                    Research, development or analytical (RD&A purposes)


RSC                        Review Steering Committee for NICNAS Existing Chemicals Program


SANHC  Self-assessment for Non-Hazardous Chemical notification (NICNAS)


SANHP  Self-assessment for Non-Hazardous Polymer notification (NICNAS)


SAPLC                   Self-assessment for Polymer of Low Concern notification (NICNAS)


SCAA                     Surface Coatings Association of Australia


SIAM                     SIDS Initial Assessment Meeting of the OECD


SIAR                       SIDS Initial Assessment Report of the OECD (see Glossary, above)


SIDS                       Screening Information Data Set (see Glossary, above)


SLA                         Service level agreement


SPF                         Sun Protection Factor


STD                        Standard notification category (NICNAS)


SUSDP                  Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons


TAG                       Technical Advisory Group (NICNAS)


TGA                       Therapeutic Goods Administration (see Glossary, above)


TTMRA Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement


UNCED United Nations Conference on Environment and Development


UNEP                    United Nations Environment Programme


WHO                     World Health Organisation


WPMN                 Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials