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  • NICNAS Reforms Announced

    26 May 15

    The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, has announced that there will be reforms to NICNAS that streamline the assessment process for industrial chemicals to reduce the regulatory burden on the sector, while also ensuring Australia’s robust safety standards are maintained.

  • Chemical Gazette—May 2015

    05 May 15

    The Chemical Gazette, No. C 05 Tuesday 5 May 2015 edition, has been published and is available on the NICNAS website.

  • NICNAS Bulletin—May 2015

    05 May 15

    The NICNAS Bulletin, May 2015 edition, has been published and is available on the NICNAS website.

  • Release of final DIDP and DnOP - publication

    05 May 15

    The NICNAS Priority Existing Chemical (PEC) assessment report for diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP, CAS Nos. 68515-49-1 and 26761-40-0) and di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP, CAS No. 117-84-0) is now available. A fact sheet (a plain English guide on the use and potential health effects of DIDP and DnOP) is also available electronically from the NICNAS website. DIDP and DnOP are members of the group of chemicals commonly known as phthalates, used ubiquitously as solvents (which dissolve other substances) and plasticisers (which make other substances more pliable) worldwide. The assessment of DIDP and DnOP does not provide evidence to support further regulatory action for use of these phthalates in children’s toys and childcare articles. However, the report recommends that NICNAS be notified [under Section 64 of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989] of any circumstances that may warrant reassessment of the chemical’s hazards, exposures or risks. For more information please refer to the May 2015 Chemical Gazette Notice.

  • Inventory Multi-tiered Assessment and Prioritisation (IMAP)—Tranche 13 Reports

    24 Apr 15

    NICNAS will be giving interested parties the opportunity to comment on the assessment outcomes of IMAP—Tranche 13 reports, which are now available. Public comments should be provided to NICNAS by 19 June 2015 using the IMAP public comment form. Guidance on submitting comments is also available.

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