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)