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