Public consultation forecast

Last update 24 March 2017

The table below sets out planned public consultations by NICNAS on:

  • the implementation of the NICNAS reforms (listed as reforms).
  • existing risk assessment and regulatory processes (listed as non-reforms).

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NICNAS public consultation forecast

ConsultationOpensClosesTypeTiming subject to Parliamentary Approval of Reforms Legislation?Further informationContact
AICS Trade Name Annex - public consultation begins 7 March 2017 9 March 2018 Non-reforms No - subject to consultation timelines legislated under the ICNA Act Call for information on the chemical composition for the products listed on the AICS Trade Name Annextna.aics@nicnas.gov.au
IMAP (stage 2) Tranche 20 Publication 10 March 2017  12 May 2017 Non-reforms No Call for public comment on the publication of IMAP chemical assessments.

Consultation now closed.
imap@nicnas.gov.au
Secondary notification assessment report on D-glucitol, 1-deoxy-1-(methylamino)-, N-C10-16 acyl derivatives - public comment 4 April 2017 5 May 2017 Non-reforms No - subject to consultation timelines legislated under the ICNA Act Call for public comment on draft secondary notification assessment report.

Consultation now closed.
targetedassessments.enquiries@nicnas.gov.au
Cost Recovery Model Discussion Paper - public consultation May 2017 June 2017 Reforms No - dependent on the introduction of Reforms bill to Parliament Consultation on the high-level design of the cost-recovery model. NICNAS.Reforms@nicnas.gov.au
Consultation Paper 5 - Technical Matters - public consultation May 2017 June 2017 Reforms No Release of discussion paper on risk based categorisation of unlisted chemicals. NICNAS.Reforms@nicnas.gov.au
Consultation Paper 5 - public workshop - Sydney June 2017 - Reforms No Public workshop on risk based categorisation of unlisted chemicals. NICNAS.Reforms@nicnas.gov.au
Consultation Paper 5 - public workshop - Melbourne June 2017 - Reforms No Public workshop on risk based categorisation of unlisted chemicals. NICNAS.Reforms@nicnas.gov.au
Consultation Paper 5 - additional consultation as per stakeholder interest May 2017 June 2017 Reforms No Our Reforms staff are available for stakeholder briefings and additional consultation during this period. Please call 02 8577 8837. NICNAS.Reforms@nicnas.gov.au 
Draft Secondary Notification Assessment report - public comment June 2017 July 2017 Non-reforms No - subject to consultation timelines legislated under the ICNA Act Call for public comment on Draft Secondary Notification Assessment report. targetedassessments.enquiries@nicnas.gov.au
NICNAS IT reforms - industry user acceptance testing June 2017 July 2017 Reforms No User testing with representatives from industry will assist in refining Inventory and New Chemical Assessment tools on the NICNAS Business Services portal. NICNAS.Reforms@nicnas.gov.au
Priority Existing Chemical (PEC) report - Decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE) June 2017 July 2017 Non-reforms No Online publication of PEC report, public consultation period imap@nicnas.gov.au
IMAP (stage 2) Tranche 21 Publication July 2017 Sept 2017        Non-reforms No Publication of chemical assessments by Existing Chemicals team, public comment period imap@nicnas.gov.au
Draft determinations - public consultation Aug 2017 Sept 2017 Reforms Yes Release of draft ministerial determinations (delegated legislation) for public consultation. NICNAS.Reforms@nicnas.gov.au
Draft determinations - public workshops - Sydney Sept 2017 - Reforms Yes Public consultation on draft ministerial determinations  NICNAS.Reforms@nicnas.gov.au
Draft determinations - public workshops - Melbourne Sept 2017 - Reforms Yes Public consultation on draft ministerial determinations  NICNAS.Reforms@nicnas.gov.au
Draft determinations - additional consultation as per stakeholder interest Sept 2017 - Reforms Yes Public consultation on draft ministerial determinations  NICNAS.Reforms@nicnas.gov.au
Cost Recovery Implementation Statement - public consultation Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Reforms Yes A full Cost Recovery Implementation Statement will be developed and be subject to consultation prior to introduction of new fees. NICNAS.Reforms@nicnas.gov.au
Guidance relating to technical matters - public consultation Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Reforms No Release of selected draft guidance material for public consultation NICNAS.Reforms@nicnas.gov.au
IMAP (stage 2) Tranche 22 Publication Nov 2017 Jan 2018 Non-reforms No Publication of chemical assessments by Existing Chemicals team, public comment period imap@nicnas.gov.au
PEC report - Tetrabromo bisphenol A (TBBPA) Dec 2017        July 2018 Non-reforms No Online publication of PEC report, public consultation period imap@nicnas.gov.au
NICNAS reforms guidance material Jan 2018 N/A Reforms Yes Release of guidance material for the reformed Scheme, for stakeholders to become familiar with the Guidance before the new Scheme comes into effect NICNAS.Reforms@nicnas.gov.au
Existing Chemicals rolling action workplan Feb 2018 April 2018 Non-reforms Yes The rolling action workplan will be a list of chemicals, listed on the AICS, which are prioritised for assessment. The list will be open to public consultation, and will be reviewed and updated at regular intervals (TBD). imap@nicnas.gov.au
IMAP (stage 2) Tranche 23 Publication March 2018 May 2018 Non-reforms No Publication of chemical assessments by Existing Chemicals team, public comment period imap@nicnas.gov.au