Consultations on the new scheme

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Most recent consultations

Proposed changes to the draft General Rules.
Closed on 17 May 2019.

This consultation related to certain General Rules that are either new or require significant change from the earlier exposure draft as a result of the passage of the IC Act (as amended).Read further details about this closed consultation here

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Reforms key documents and consultations now archived
Name of consultation / document Further details Year(s) published

Changes to categorisation of industrial chemicals since release of Consultation Paper 5

Changes are reflected in the draft Categorisation Guidelines and draft General Rules. We made these changes as a result of stakeholder feedback and the process of drafting the requirements into the General Rules and Categorisation Guidelines.


Consultation Papers 1-5 and stakeholder submissions and related material

Assessment certificate applications under the reformsThis reforms consultation on requirements for the proposed new scheme. We sought feedback on the amount and types of information that you will be required to provide when applying for an assessment certificate for an unlisted chemical introduction under the proposed new scheme, the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS).2018
Using AICIS approved chemicals names (AACNs) for protecting confidentialityThis  reforms consultation on guidance for the proposed new scheme. We sought feedback on the clarity of the guidance and our approach to masking a chemical name.2018
Reforms Cost Recovery Model discussion paper

This paper outlines the proposed funding model for the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS).

Reforms implementation plan

The proposed implementation and consultation approach and proposed timelines.

Reforms announcement

The announcement made by the then Assistant Minister for Health, Senator the Hon Fiona Nash.

Regulation impact statement

Options for reforming the National Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme.


Last update 14 June 2019