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Inventory Multi-tiered Assessment and Prioritisation (IMAP)


The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) is assessing the human health and environmental impacts of previously unassessed industrial chemicals listed on the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS). NICNAS has implemented an innovative framework, the Inventory Multi-tiered Assessment and Prioritisation (IMAP), to accelerate the assessment of these chemicals.

In July 2012, NICNAS started assessing around 3,000 existing chemicals identified as Stage One Chemicals on the AICS using the IMAP Framework.

Latest updates

Response to public comment 

An overview of public comments provided for Tranche 10 (published September 2014) to Tranche 14 (published July 2015) is now available. This includes the NICNAS response to these comments, and a link to amended Tier II assessment reports where required.


NICNAS is giving interested parties the opportunity to comment on the assessment outcomes of IMAPTranche 15 reports. The public comment period will end at close of business on 14 January 2016.

For the latest consultations, see the consultations page.

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