Certificate categories

All certificate categories currently available—except for self-assessment categories—will be available for use by introducers of nano-forms of new chemicals. If you annually report introductions under self–assessed certificate categories you are required to declare that your chemicals are not nanomaterials, according to the NICNAS working definition (see above).

These changes to notification forms and information requirements may apply:

  • addition of a declaration by the notifier on the certificate application form stating if the chemical is a nanomaterial
  • morespecific information (such as particle size, shape and other specific information on properties) may be required under some conditions (see Specified conditions for requesting additional data requirements).

To complement these changes, NICNAS may stipulate specific Secondary Notification conditions to the assessment of conventional chemicals where a nano-form may be introduced.

Last update 30 November 2016