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Cost recovery arrangements

The full costs of administration of the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS), established under the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989, are currently recovered from the regulated industry in accordance with the Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines, published in July 2005. 

The Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines have been revised. The revised cost recovery framework came into effect from 1 July 2014, and revised Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines are available, with transitional arrangements applying to existing cost recovery arrangements. NICNAS will comply with the Government's requirements for transition to this revised framework. 

Cost recovery principles and practices

NICNAS developed a manual outlining the cost recovery principles and practices underpinning current arrangements. The purpose of this document was to establish overall principles used in the formulation of NICNAS fees and charges. 

Cost recovery impact statement

NICNAS undertook a review of its cost recovery arrangements and published a cost recovery impact statement (CRIS) for the period 2012–13 to 2015–16, which complies with the Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines, July 2005. Extensive stakeholder consultation was undertaken during the development of the CRIS.

A summarised version of the CRIS is publicly available, as well as the complete version.

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