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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

Updated Stage One list now available

The updated list includes:

  • assessment status for each of the Stage One chemicals; and
  • additional chemicals being assessed during Stage One.


NICNAS is giving interested parties the opportunity to comment on the assessment outcomes of IMAP—Tranche 12 reports, within eight weeks following their initial publication. The public comment period will end at close of business on 10 April 2015.

For the latest consultations, see the consultations page.

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