Last update 17 August 2017
The secondary notification of a chemical we have previously assessed may be required if a person who introduces the chemical, or NICNAS, becomes aware of circumstances that may warrant reassessment of its hazards and risks.
This requirement is detailed under Section 64, Division 6, of the Act,
Providing secondary notification information
Even after we have formally assessed a new or existing chemical, there may be a significant change in circumstances requiring a reassessment of particular aspects of the chemical. This is called a secondary notification and assessment.
Making a secondary notification
Introducers must notify us when they become aware of a significant change in circumstances relating to an assessed new or existing chemical within 28 days of becoming aware of such a change.
Assessment process and reports
The secondary notification process, including assessment time frames, differs depending on whether it is for a new or existing chemical.