No

Recommendation

Completed in 2007-08

Progressed in 2007-08

Not yet begun

Implementation Stream 1: Communications

Chapter 3 recommendations: Better engagement and communication

3.1    Promote community awareness of, education about, and participation in, the Existing Chemicals Assessment Program (Existing Chemicals Program)

 

 

 

   

 

3.2    Publish a ‘Who’s Who Guide’ for industrial chemicals safety assessment and management

 

   

 

3.3    Develop a current awareness bulletin on international chemical safety information and issues relevant to the program

 

   

 

 

Chapter 5 recommendation: Improving efficiency

5.1    Develop, modify and publish process to filter out and redirect non-NICNAS matters and determine the level of response and/or assessment required

 

 

 

   

 

No

Recommendation

Completed in 2007-08

Progressed in 2007-08

Not yet begun

Implementation Stream 2: Screening, Prioritisation, Assessment Products

Chapter 4 recommendations: Enhancing mechanisms to identify chemicals of concern: new screening processes

4.1    Develop an overall framework for screening of chemicals of concern

 

 

 

 

 

   

4.2    Screen AICS listed chemicals for hazard and/ or risk indicators elements

 

 

 

   

4.4    Develop a framework to identify the circumstances under which down-stream use information is sought as being necessary for prioritisation

 

 

 

 

   

Chapter 5 recommendation: Improving efficiency

5.2    Develop scientifically based criteria for prioritisation of chemicals for assessment

 

 

 

   

5.3    Publish the prioritisation process and decisions

 

 

 

   

5.4    Streamline the secondary notification process for existing chemicals originally assessed as new chemicals

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6 recommendations: Broadening assessment options

6.1    Develop new types of assessment products based on intended output and purposes

 

 

   

 

6.2    Develop information requirements for each new assessment type

 

 

 

   

 

Implementation Stream 3: Monitoring

Chapter 4 recommendation: Enhancing mechanisms to identify chemicals of concern: new screening processes

4.3    Examine the feasibility of a nationally co-coordinated system of surveillance monitoring and post market reporting

 

 

 

   

 

Implementation Stream 4: Consultation

Chapter 5 recommendations: Improving efficiency

5.5    Explore with States and Territories improved processes for co-ordination and cooperation including under its MOU group

 

 

   

 

5.6    Explore an extension of the Bilateral Agreement with Canada to include existing chemicals

 

 

   

 

5.7    Explore the development of similar arrangements with other major trading countries

 

 

   

 

 

Implementation Stream 5: Refer to COAG Ministerial Taskforce

Chapter 5 recommendations: Improving efficiency

5.11    Refer the proposal to investigate the barriers to effective implementation of NICNAS recommendations to Ministerial Taskforce on Chemicals and Plastics [Regulation Reform] for their consideration

 

 

 

   

 

Chapter 7 recommendation: Increasing the legislative reach: enhanced control Powers

7    Refer the range of issues related to the ban, severe restriction and/or the control of certain chemicals to Ministerial Taskforce on Chemicals and Plastics [Regulation Reform]

 

   

 

 

 

Implementation Stream 6: currently improving practice

Chapter 5 recommendations: Improving efficiency

5.6    Continue to participate in chemicals management forums to ensure harmonised and streamlined regulation of industrial chemicals at the national level

 

 

   

 

5.9    Increase and broaden consultation with stakeholders during the assessment process and before recommendations are finalised

 

 

   

 

5.10    Recommendations are action statements that are evidence based, specific to the needs identified, achievable, and practical and be directed to the most appropriate body for implementation