Assessments

Logo of the Inventory Multi-tiered Assessment and Prioritisation (IMAP) framework

NICNAS established the Inventory Multi-tiered Assessment and Prioritisation (IMAP) framework to accelerate the assessment of existing chemicals on the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS).

IMAP is a scientific and risk-based model for assessing chemicals with three tiers of assessment. The assessment effort increases with each tier. A decision is made at the end of each assessment tier if the next tier of assessment is required to determine risk.

The risk assessments for human health and environment have been conducted separately and may have different outcomes and be published separately. The assessment outcomes are based on the information available at the time.

Chemicals assessed using the IMAP framework have been published in several tranches.

Tranche 21: public comments updated

Read our responses to public comments from tranche 21 and earlier tranches

Tranche 22: assessments published

Tranche 22 assessments (see below), including azo-based substances and excluded use chemicals, have now been published and are open for public comment until 12 January 2018.

Submit your tranche 22 comments online

Tier I

Tier II

Tier II assessment reports for each chemical can be accessed by clicking on the link on Chemical CAS Registry Number in the table.

Tier III

Tier III assessment reports for each chemical can be accessed by clicking on the link on Chemical CAS Registry Number in the second tab of the excel spreadsheet.

Last update 30 October 2017