Past consultations

IMAP Tranche 27

  • Interested parties were invited to comment on the assessment outcomes of IMAP – Tranche 27 reports published on 28 June 2019.
  • The public comment period closed on 23 August 2019.

Call for Information on pentaBDE

  • On 7 May 2019, we issued a call for information on the industrial chemical pentabromodiphenyl ether (pentaBDE). This was part of our current assessment of the human health and environmental risks of the chemical as a Priority Existing Chemical under sections 57 and 60A of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 (the ICNA Act).
  • The call for information applied to all importers and manufacturers of pentaBDE, or articles or mixtures containing pentaBDE.
  • The call for information period closed on 7 June 2019.

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

  • Interested parties were invited to comment on the consultation paper on the draft General Rules for the new scheme, the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS). You can download the consultation paper [PDF 897 KB]. 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). Stakeholder feedback on the categorisation criteria in the earlier draft of the General Rules was also considered in this process.
  • The public consultation started 4 April 2019 and closed on 17 May 2019.

Important: This consultation was 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.


IMAP Tranche 26

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

Draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) 2019-20

Consultation closed 5 April 2019

Public comment was invited on the draft CRIS. The CRIS provides information on how the current scheme (NICNAS) implements cost recovery for its regulatory activities. Its purpose is to transparently demonstrate compliance with the Australian Government's Cost Recovery Guidelines and to outline proposed changes to existing regulatory fees and charges in 2019-2020.

Draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement 2019-2020 [PDF 401KB]


Draft priority existing chemical report —  Decabromodiphenyl Ether

Consultation closed 1 April 2019

The report focused on our assessment of risks to:

  • workers handling decaBDE or its products
  • the general public coming in contact directly or indirectly with articles containing decaBDE and
  • to the environment.

You can read more more background information in our March 2019 Chemical Gazette.


Draft secondary notification assessment — Irgalube 232

Consultation closed on 5 March 2019

We invited Interested parties to comment on our draft secondary notification assessment report on Irgalube 232. 

See more details about this draft report in our February Chemical Gazette.


IMAP Tranche 25

  • Interested parties were invited to comment on the assessment outcomes of IMAP—Tranche 25 reports published on 26 October 2018.
  • The public comment period closed on 21 December 2018.

Draft secondary notification assessment on Polymer in FDP-S948B-09

Publish date: 2 November 2018
Closed: 4 December 2018

Interested parties were invited to comment on the draft secondary notification assessment report on Polymer in FDP-S948B-09.  The polymer was declared as requiring secondary notification in the February 2018 Chemical Gazette. The draft report is an evaluation of the relevant new information on the potential human health and environmental risks that may be associated with exposure to the polymer.

Download the draft secondary notification report [PDF 567 KB]


Assessment certificate applications under the reforms

This 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.

  • Consultation opened on 27 September 2018.
  • The public comment period ended on 26 October 2018.

Using AICIS approved chemicals names for protecting confidentiality

This  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.

  • Consultation opened on 27 September 2018.
  • The public comment period ended on 26 October 2018.

Draft secondary notification

Draft secondary notification assessment on ethanaminium, 2-hydroxy-N,N-bis(2-hydroxyethyl)-N-methyl-, esters with C16-18 and C18-unsatd. fatty acids, Me sulfates (salts) was available for public comment until 4 September 2018.

Interested parties were invited to comment on the draft secondary notification assessment report on ethanaminium, 2-hydroxy-N,N-bis(2-hydroxyethyl)-N-methyl-, esters with C16-18 and C18-unsatd. fatty acids, Me sulfates (salts) (CAS No. 157905-74-3).

This draft secondary notification with guidance and additional information is available in the August 2018 Chemical Gazette.


IMAP Tranche 24

  • Interested parties were invited to comment on the assessment outcomes of IMAP—Tranche 24 reports published on 29 June 2018.
  • The public comment period closed on 24 August 2018.

Draft Industrial Chemical Rules and Categorisation Guidelines


IMAP Tranche 23

  • Interested parties were invited to comment on the assessment outcomes of IMAP—Tranche 23 reports published on 2 March 2018.
  • The public comment period closed on 11 May 2018.

Rotterdam Convention Annex III proposed additions - call for information

NICNAS was seeking information on the industrial use of tributyl tin compounds and short chain chlorinated paraffins following their addition to the industrial use category in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention.


Draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) 2018-2019

  • Consultation closed on 4 May 2018.
  • The final CRIS is now available (includes our responses to stakeholder comments).

Last update 23 August 2019