Consultation on 2019 Draft General Rules

We are seeking your feedback on proposed changes to the new scheme's draft General Rules. This consultation closes 17 May 2019.

Submit this online form to comment on the draft General rules or email your submission to us at:

About the proposed changes to the draft General Rules

This consultation relates to parts of the General Rules that are either new or significantly different to the earlier exposure draft (March 2018).These changes are the result of legislative amendments made the passage of the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019 (IC Act 2019).

Important: We are continuing to develop the General Rules for the new scheme, considering stakeholder feedback received as part of consultations on our 2018 exposure draft of those rules.

Consultation details — reporting exempted introductions and animal testing

The changes in the General Rules focus on new requirements for industrial chemical importers and manufacturers (introducers).

Introducers will now make a once-off declaration for 'exempted' introductions. This reporting is done at the end of our 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. We are proposing new animal testing rules for introductions where the chemical has multiple end uses, including in cosmetics.

Download the 2019 draft General Rules consultation paper

Last update 20 May 2019