NICNAS examines data from a variety of sources to determine whether or not a company or individual is compliant with the legislation. These desktop investigations are used to initiate the audit and inspection process that may result in a case. NICNAS also generates cases from either a self-reported breach or a third party allegation. Instances of non-compliance become compliance cases that are investigated to determine if a breach has occurred.
This financial year there were 63 cases reported to or detected by NICNAS with 37 finalised and 26 remaining under investigation. Of the finalised cases:
Of the 26 cases under investigation, 21 relate to new chemicals, one to permit compliance and four to registration.
Twenty-four compliance cases carried over from the previous year were completed; 16 related to new chemicals, six to permit compliance and two to registration.