NNF 2019/285 - New Scheme to replace NICNAS from 1 July 2020
There is now a new Australian industrial chemicals law – the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019. This law creates a new regulatory scheme for the importation and manufacture of industrial chemicals in Australia (to replace NICNAS) from 1 July 2020.
The new scheme is the result of a reform process to improve the regulation of industrial chemicals in Australia.
The main purpose of the new scheme will remain the same — to help protect the Australian people and the environment by assessing the risks of industrial chemicals and providing information and recommendations to promote their safe use.
The new scheme has been designed to be a more risk proportionate regulatory scheme, while maintaining Australia’s robust health, safety and environmental standards.
For more information on why the scheme is changing click https://www.nicnas.gov.au/New-scheme-1-July-2020/Why-is-our-scheme-changing .
In the new year we will work closely with Department of Health to deliver information sessions as required.
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