Past consultations

Last update 17 August 2017

Proposed reforms cost recovery model

A new cost recovery model has been proposed for the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS), the scheme that will replace NICNAS under the new industrial chemical laws that take effect from 1 July 2018.

Read Cost Recovery Model Discussion Paper

This discussion paper outlines the proposed funding model,

Public comment closed on 21 July 2017. Unless confidentiality was requested, feedback received will be published on this website in due course.

Consultation Paper 5

Consultation Paper 5 was published as part of an ongoing NICNAS reforms process. The consultation period closed on 12 July 2017.

Read Consultation Paper 5

We sought comments on matters to be included in the delegated legislation. We also invited early feedback on matters to be included in the Characterisation Guide and associated guidance material (see the information in the Consultation Paper 5 supporting material).

All comments we received will be published on our website, unless confidentiality was requested in submissions.

IMAP Tranche 20

  • Interested parties are invited to comment on the assessment outcomes of IMAP—Tranche 20 reports published on 10 March 2017.
  • Comments and information were invited on excluded use chemicals published under Tranche 20.
  • The public comment period closed on 12 May 2017.

Read Tranche 20 reports

Read information on excluded use chemicals

Secondary notification assessment report

D-glucitol, 1-deoxy-1-(methylamino)-, N-C10-16 acyl derivatives

The final report is available in the  Chemical Gazette June 2017: Final report - Secondary Notification D-glucitol, 1-deoxy-1-(methylamino)-, N-C10-16 acyl derivatives.

The draft report was available for public comment, period closed on 5 May 2017 (April 2017 Chemical Gazette).

Section 58 notice

Call for information on Decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE)

CAS number: 1163-19-5

Consultation period - Manufacturers /importers of decaBDE were to provide information by close of business 7 March 2017.

Read full details in the February 2017 Chemical Gazette


IMAP Tranche 19

Comments were sought where information that has potential to affect the outcome of an assessment has not been considered in the assessment.

Consultation period

25 November 2016 to 2 February 2017.

Public comments on Tranche 19 with our responses have now been published.

Go to the public comments page

NICNAS Reforms

Consultation Papers and public submissions

For information go to our Reforms consultation page.


Thioimidodicarbonic acid ((HO)C(O)NHC(S)(OH)), C,C'-dibutyl ester, CAS no. 39142-36-4

Proposal to add a condition of use - Chemical Gazette March 2016 edition

Condition of use proposed

The chemical must only be used in an industrial workplace under highly controlled conditions - see further details in the March Gazette.

Date consultation closed

29 March 2016


Condition of use added to the chemical's AICS listing.

Benzenamine, 4,4’-methylenebis[2-methyl-6-(1-methylethyl)-

Proposal to add a condition of use - Chemical Gazette February 2016 edition

Date consultation closed

1 March 2016


Condition of use added to the chemical's AICS listing.

AICS notice

Addition of chemical on the AICS and proposal for for deletion of wrongly added chemical

Chemical to be added

Diindolo[2,3-c:2',3'-n]triphenodioxazine, 9,19-dichloro-5,15-diethyl-5,15-dihydro-

CAS 215247-95-3

Chemical to be deleted

Diindolo[3,2-b:3',2'-m]triphenodioxazine, 8,18-dichloro-5,15-diethyl-5,15-dihydro-

CAS 6358-30-1

Read full details in the December 2016 Chemical Gazette

Notice dates

Chemical Gazette 6 December 2016

Due date for any statements

Statements must be in writing to the Director within 3 months of the notice date (6 December 2016) giving reasons why the chemical should not be removed. See further details in the December 2016 Chemical Gazette.

Call for information

Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) CAS number 79-94-7

Section 58 call for information

Full details available in Chemical Gazette November 2016

Date closed

29 November 2016

Secondary notifications

Diamide Epoxy Curing Agent

Comments were sought on the draft secondary notification assessment - Chemical Gazette February 2016 edition

Date consultation closed

1 March 2016

Outcome - Final report published

Diamide Epoxy Curing Agent secondary notification report [Word 196 KB]

Pre-2016 consultations

You can access older NICNAS consultations via the national archives website.

Archived NICNAS consultations