Early introduction permit

A section 30A early introduction permit (EIP) is issued in conjunction with an LTD, STD or PLC notification for chemicals meeting prescribed criteria (eg hazard or use). As the holder of an EIP, you can start introducing the chemical while we complete the assessment.

Under strict circumstances special EIPs (section 30 of the Act) may be issued for new chemicals where you can show that their immediate introduction is in the public interest. Ministerial approval is required.

This permit is issued only for the period until a certificate is issued; it cannot be renewed.

Last update 7 April 2019