Some chemicals we have previously assessed may have secondary notification conditions.
If a chemical has secondary notification conditions, you must contact us to find out if the circumstances of your import or manufacture is different from the original assessment or you have new information on the chemical, including where:
- a significant change of use or new use occurs
- a significant increase in production occurs
- new information arises on the hazardous properties of a chemical
This requirement is detailed under Section 64, Division 6, of the Act.
Making a secondary notification enquiry
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.
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 assessment.
Assessment process and reports
The secondary notification process, including assessment time frames, differs depending on whether it is for a new or existing chemical.
Last update 19 April 2018