Financial Services arrangements
NICNAS operates within the broad framework established by DoHA and financial services are purchased through a service level agreement from the TGA. These administrative arrangements include financial processing and reporting, with the associated quality assurance procedures, and purchasing and procurement.

 

For details of NICNASís financial performance in 2006-07, please see details provided in the summary in Directorís overview and the Abstract from the Financial statements (Appendix 01).

 

NICNAS Registration
In 2006-07 NICNAS continued industry awareness and compliance and follow-up activities in relation to NICNAS Registration. Table 20 provides a breakdown of 2006-07 registrations compared to the previous year.

As at 30 June 2007, there were 5339 registrants listed in the Register of Industrial Chemical Introducers. While this is an overall six per cent decrease in the overall number of registered companies from June 2006, there continues to be a high turnover of non-renewals and new registrations in the lower tier level. NICNAS maintained administrative support to manage the high volume of registration renewals, new registrations, upgrades and non-renewals.



Table 20: NICNAS Registrants Ė number by tier level, over two years

Tier

Value of industrial chemicals introduced

Number of introducers registered 2005-06

Number of introducers registered 2006-07

Change in introducers registered since 2005-06

 

 

 

Number

As a percentage of total for the year

Percentage change from 2005-06

1

$1 - $499,999

4643

4291

80%

-8%

2

$500,000 - $4,999,999

727

740

14%

2%

3

$5,000,000 +

307

308

6%

0%

Total

 

5675

5339

 

-6%

 

Many enquiries were received during the year about registration: 1451 by telephone and 59 in writing. NICNASís performance in responding to these enquiries is detailed in Appendix 11.

 

At 30 June 2007, there were 632 non-renewals advised (these are entities that did not need to renew their registration for 2006-07), and 128 pending registration(these are entities who have either not responded or still owe a renewal, upgrade or new registration fee) were being followed up.