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 Generals 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