A list of assessments of chemicals completed in the reporting year and a summary of program statistics for the last three years is provided below.

 

Appendix 06 provides a complete listing of all assessments under review in NICNASís Existing Chemicals program during 2007-08.

 

Existing Chemical assessments in consultation phase, published or otherwise completed in 2007-08

 

Priority Existing Chemical Assessments

Lead in Industrial Surface Coatings and Inks

Triclosan

Secondary Notifications

OLOA 270

Other Assessments

Information Sheet: Lead in cosmetics

Information Sheet: Formaldehyde in Clothing and Other Textiles

Assessment of new hazard data on Luviset Clear

Assessment of new hazard data on Solsperse 30000

Report on the uptake of PEC recommendations by Commonwealth bodies and State and Territory authorities

Work on implementation of Existing Chemicals Program reform

Report on multiple chemical sensitivity

Submission to NDPSC on MDBGN

Submission to NDPSC on diethylene glycol

Submission to NDPSC on 1,4-butanediol

Submission to NDPSC for revision of the Uniform Paint Standard

(Appendix 1 of SUSPD) in relation to lead compounds

Review of nickel carbonate

 

Existing Chemicals assessments over three years

 

Assessment Type

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Chemicals under assessment

39

80

31*

PECs declared for assessment (includes secondary notifications)

27

1

1

Screening/other assessments commenced

7

22

13

Assessment modules completed (PEC and screening/other)

27

66

22

Assessments completed (PEC and screening/other)

11

60

13

Chemicals subject to post-assessment activity

1

1

2

International hazard assessments completed

6

0

0

 

*In 2007-08 assessments were completed of 15 lead compounds and 25 phthalates, together with a phthalates compendium.

 

The number of recommendations made in NICNAS Priority Existing Chemicals reports over the last three years, by sector, and by potential implementing bodies, is shown below. In the reporting year, all of the recommendations from assessments related to occupational health and safety.

 

Number of Priority Existing Chemicals recommendations over three years*

 

Target area

OHS

Public Health

Environment

 

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

National Bodies

4

15

1

1

30

State and Territory Authorities

2

15

2

Industry

5

15

6

1

1

General Public

Total

11

45

8

2

30

0

1

0

0

 

*Does not include recommendations from the triclosan report

 

Total Existing Chemicals output

 

 

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Modules Completed

27

66

23

Assessment Completed

17

60

31