STD or LTD notification general information - Schedule Part A

This part of the schedule specifies the set of information (including identification of data requirements, health and environmental effects, how the chemical meets hazardous substance definition and overseas notification of the chemical) you must submit as part of your Standard or Limited notification application.

Identification of data requirements

You must identify what data you are supplying with your application.

Contact us if you are unsure of what information to provide.

Assessment categories

Summary of health and environmental effects

You must summarise the occupational health and safety, public health and environmental effects of the chemical in all Standard notifications and Limited notifications. You must also discuss the effects and hazards of the chemical in the context of its proposed use.

In your summary, detail the results of the tests used to determine the toxic effects of the chemical, including its ecotoxicity (that is, a summary of the most significant results of Part C of the schedule, which specifies health and environmental effects).

In tests where no adverse effects are observed, you must comment on dosage levels. You must also highlight the physical and chemical hazards of the chemical (for example, flammability and reactivity).

Your summary must also explain why any information is missing from your notification.

Summary of how the chemical meets the definition of a hazardous chemical

Based on the Regulations, a hazardous chemical is a chemical that satisfies the criteria for a hazard class under the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), but does not include a chemical that satisfies the criteria solely for one of the following hazard classes:

(a) flammable gases, category 2

(b) acute toxicity—oral, category 5

(c) acute toxicity—dermal, category 5

(d) acute toxicity—inhalation, category 5

(e) skin corrosion/irritation, category 3

(f) serious eye damage/eye irritation, category 2B

(g) aspiration hazard, category 2

(h) hazardous to the aquatic environment, category acute 1, 2 or 3

(i) hazardous to the aquatic environment, category chronic 1, 2, 3 or 4

(j) hazardous to the ozone layer.

Chemicals only classified as one of the above hazard classes (a) to (j) are not considered to be hazardous chemicals.

In your application, you must state whether the notified chemical is a hazardous chemical. If it is, you must provide hazard classification for it, determined in accordance with the GHS. This must include the GHS hazard statement with the relevant code and the basis of the classification for the endpoint considered.

The Safety Data Sheet (SDS) on the chemical should include statements of the hazardous nature, for instance:

  • Hazardous according to the GHS; or
  • Not classified as hazardous according to the GHS; or
  • Not classifiable according to the GHS (limited hazard data)

Details of any notification made about the chemical in a country other than Australia

You must summarise the status of the chemical in countries other than Australia, including:

  • name of each country
  • whether an assessment of the chemical was carried out in any country or, alternatively, whether the chemical is listed on one or more national inventories without being assessed
  • date of the assessment (if one was carried out)
  • whether a risk assessment report is available
  • whether you wish the notification package to be considered under the Approved Foreign Scheme or modular assessment category (see information on use of overseas assessments).


You must provide a complete listing of all publications referred to in your application statement, including:

  • references for published and unpublished studies
  • references for other information obtained from the scientific literature
  • references to standards and codes of practice
  • details of test methods used to generate data
  • references to other notification and assessment schemes
  • references for other reports on the chemical or class of chemicals.

Last update 29 July 2018