NICNAS attended the OECD’s 23rd Screening Information Data Set (SIDS) Initial Assessment Meeting (SIAM) and a meeting of the Final Review Board of the IPCS Concise International Chemical Assessment Document (CICAD) program. NICNAS also reviewed and provided pre-meeting comment on assessments discussed at the 24th SIAM. In all, 94 chemical assessments were discussed at these forums, with 91 assessments endorsed following peer review by member countries at the meetings. Five-year trend data on the number of chemical assessments discussed and agreed at these forums is provided in Table 18. Details of the OECD SIDS and IPCS CICADS programs are provided in Appendix 09.

 

Table 18: Existing Chemical program – participation in international assessment activities over five years

 

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Number of international assessment meetings attended

2

2

3

3

3

Number of international assessments discussed at meetings

85

139

106

139

94

Number of international assessments reviewed by NICNAS prior to the meetings

44

61

59

56

38

Number of international assessments agreed at the meetings

75

124

102

132

91