ACCORD

ACCORD Australasia the Australian Consumer and Speciality Products Association

AGCS

Advisory Group on Chemical Safety

AICS

Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (see Glossary, above)

APEC

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

APMF

Australian Paint Manufacturers Federation

APVMA

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

ASCC

Australian Safety and Compensation Council

CEC

Commercial Evaluation Category permit (NICNAS)

CEF

Community Engagement Forum (see Glossary, above)

CER

Commercial Evaluation Category Permit Renewal (NICNAS)

COAG

Council of Australian Governments

DAN/D@N

Database @ NICNAS

DEWHA

Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (formerly DEW)

DEEWR

Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (formerly DEWR)

DoHA

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

DIISR

Australian Government Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (formerly DITR)

EIP

Early Introduction Permit (NICNAS)

EOP

(controlled use) Export Only Permit (NICNAS)

EPHC

Environment Protection and Heritage Council

FSANZ

Food Standards Australia New Zealand

GHS

Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of chemicals (United Nations)

HPV

High Production Volume (chemicals)

HVIC

(Australian) High Volume Industrial Chemicals (list) (see Glossary, above)

IPCS

International Programme on Chemical Safety (see Glossary, above)

LRCC

Low Regulatory Concern Chemicals (NICNAS)

LTD

Limited notification category (NICNAS)

LVC

Low Volume Chemical (NICNAS)

LVCR

Low Volume Chemical Permit Renewal (NICNAS)

MAN

Mutual Acceptance of Notification(s)

MSDS

Material Safety Data Sheet (see Glossary, above)

NDPSC

National Drugs and Poisons Schedule Committee

NOHSC

National Occupational Health and Safety Commission

NZ ERMA

New Zealand Environmental Risk Management Authority

OASCC

Office of the Australian Safety and Compensation Council

OCS

Office of Chemical Safety

OECD

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

PACIA

Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association

PEC

Priority Existing Chemicals

PIC

Prior Informed Consent (refers to Rotterdam Convention)

PLC

Polymer of Low Concern notification (NICNAS)

POP

Persistent Organic Pollutants (refers to Stockholm Convention)

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

Screening (Information Data Set) Initial Assessment Meeting of the OECD

SIAR

SIDS Initial Assessment Report of the OECD (see Glossary, above)

STD

Standard notification category (NICNAS)

SUSDP

Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons

TAG

Technical Advisory Group (NICNAS)

TGA

Therapeutic Goods Administration

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)