If you believe you have inadvertently breached any requirements in the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 (ICNA Act), we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible.
Self report by:
or contact us.
As a first step, we will arrange a meeting with you to negotiate a timetable of actions to remedy the issue.
Depending on the nature of your breach, we may decide to apply a fine or other penalty. To make this decision, we consider a range of factors, such as:
- the explanation/reason for the non-compliance and whether it was inadvertent
- whether non-compliance was due, or partially due, to a systemic flaw and the offender initiated or expressed willingness to remedy the flaw and check for other instances of non-compliance that may have resulted from that flaw
- the offender is committed to remedying the breach within agreed time frames
Report suspected non-compliance by others
We encourage the community, industry, industry associations and other government agencies to provide information on breaches of the ICNA Act. We investigate all formal third-party allegations, ensuring complete confidentiality in all cases.
Check our register of industrial chemicals introducers before making a formal allegation.
To report a potential or alleged breach of the law by another individual or business:
- or call us on 1800 638 528
- or you may also arrange to meet with a NICNAS officer in person.
We investigate all formal allegations. Where non-compliance is not identified or determined, we will not take further action. We do not give formal advice to reporters regarding the outcome of our investigations.
Before contacting NICNAS, make sure your allegation can be investigated by us. Another government agency or organisation may be responsible for handling complaints about other types of chemicals or related issues.
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Last update 18 February 2019