NICNAS has implemented new arrangements to engage with its stakeholders. These arrangements include:
Strategic Consultative Committee (SCC)
The SCC is comprised of representatives from key stakeholder community and industry organisations. The Assistant Minister for Health, Senator the Hon Fiona Nash announced its establishment on 28 August 2015. The SCC:
- comprises four community and four industry organisations with a nominated individual representing each organisation
- provides advice and recommendations to NICNAS on broad strategic issues related to efficiently and effectively achieving the objectives of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989.
- is chaired by the NICNAS Director
Expert advisory groups
Advisory groups and working parties will be established as required to provide NICNAS with expert advice. These groups will have limited terms of appointment. Members may include technical experts and stakeholders representing industry and the community.
Engagement with government
The establishment of a new committee of national risk managers is proposed under the NICNAS reforms.Back to top