Renewal of permits

You can renew existing permits (except Early introduction permits - EIPs) provided you meet certain criteria.

You can renew Low volume chemical permits (LVC), Controlled use (export only) permits (EOP) and Controlled use permits (CUP) any number of times, but a Commercial evaluation permit (CEC) can only be renewed once.

Read about the different permit categories

CEC renewal

Go to CEC permit applications (including renewals)

Follow these steps to renew

  • Complete CEC renewal application
  • include a copy of your current permit and including conditions
  • new User Agreements (Form 8)—you and each proposed user must sign a User Agreement indicating you will comply with permit conditions
  • any application, with the required fee, for information to be exempt based on confidentiality—you do not need to resubmit an application for exemption if one was included with your original permit submission
  • a statement indicating you are entitled to use, and will give NICNAS on request, all the data in your notification statement
  • a declaration (in application form) you have submitted all relevant information
  • payment.

Fee

$2,400.

Criteria for CEC renewal

  • Your existing permit must still be current and not previously renewed
  • You must lodge your application for renewal no earlier than three months and no later than two weeks before your current permit expires
  • The function or use of the chemical must be the same and not likely to change significantly
  • The amount of the chemical being introduced must be the same and not likely to increase significantly
  • The chemical must not be manufactured in Australia if it was not manufactured or proposed to be manufactured in Australia when your permit was issued
  • The method of manufacture of the chemical in Australia must be the same and not likely to change in a way that may result in increased risk of an adverse effect on occupational health and safety, public health or the environment
  • You must not have not received or become aware of additional information on the adverse effects of the chemical on occupational health and safety, public health or the environment
  • You must have complied with all conditions of your current permit during the period of the permit
  • You do not require any changes to the permit conditions
  • You must have met all reporting requirements for the existing permit.

LVC, CUP and EOP permit renewals

Contact us for CUP and EOP renewal application forms.

Go to LVC renewal application

Completing the application forms

Your renewal application for LVC, CUP and EOP permits must include:

  • completed application form
  • copy of your current permit, including conditions
  • any application, with the required fee, for information to be exempt based on confidentiality—you do not need to resubmit an application for exemption if one was included with your original permit submission
  • statement indicating you are entitled to use, and will give NICNAS on request, all the data in your notification statement included on your application form
  • a declaration (on application form) that you have submitted all relevant information
  • payment.

Fees

The fee for renewing LVC, CUP and EOP permits is $2,400.

Conditions for LVC, CUP and EOP renewals

  • Your existing permit must still be current and not previously renewed
  • You must lodge your application for renewal no earlier than three months and no later than two weeks before your current permit expires
  • The function or use of the chemical must be the same and not likely to change significantly
  • The amount of the chemical being introduced must be the same and not likely to increase significantly
  • The chemical must not be manufactured in Australia if it was not manufactured or proposed to be manufactured in Australia when your permit was issued
  • The method of manufacture of the chemical in Australia must be the same and not likely to change in a way that may result in increased risk of an adverse effect on occupational health and safety, public health or the environment
  • You must not have received or become aware of additional information  on the adverse effects of the chemical on occupational health and safety, public health or the environment
  • You must have complied with all conditions of your current permit during the period of the permit
  • You do not require any changes to the permit conditions
  • You must have met all reporting requirements for the existing permit.

Last update 29 July 2018