Current consultations

New scheme: changes we are proposing to make to the draft General Rules

Date open: 4 April 2019
Close date: 17 May 2019

Download our consultation paper on the draft General Rules [PDF 897 KB]

We are seeking your feedback on changes we are proposing to the draft General Rules for the new scheme (AICIS). This consultation relates to certain General Rules that are either new or require significant change from the earlier exposure draft, as a result of legislative amendments made during the passage of the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019. Stakeholder feedback on the categorisation criteria in the earlier draft of the General Rules was also considered in this process.

Important: This consultation is not a further exposure draft of all the General Rules. We are continuing to develop the remainder of the General Rules, taking into account the stakeholder feedback received on the exposure drafts in 2018.

Download a copy of the draft General Rules we consulted on in 2018 [PDF 867KB]

The focus of this consultation

The focus of this consultation is on amendments contained in the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019 that bring in new requirements for introducers.

These requirements are that introducers will now need to make a once-off declaration for exempted introductions at the end of the registration year in which the introduction first occurs.

In addition, during passage of the IC Act, the Government agreed to explore how the General Rules could limit the use of new animal test data for introductions where the chemical has multiple end uses, including in cosmetics. We are consulting on proposed new Rules in this area as well.

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IMAP Tranche 26

  • Interested parties are invited to comment on the assessment outcomes of IMAP Tranche 26 reports published on 8 March 2019.
  • The public comment period closes on 3 May 2019.

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Past consultations

Last update 8 April 2019