Recently, the Attorney-Generals Department (AGD) invited submissions on the Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on precursor chemicals to homemade explosives. The RIS analyses a number of options to treat the security risks posed by precursor chemicals to homemade explosives. AGD is seeking input from the general public and industry on several key issues, including the perceived effectiveness of the proposed measures and their respective costs to industry. AGD is particularly interested in receiving input from businesses that manufacture, handle or use any products that contain the following chemicals: Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) Ammonium perchlorate (NH4ClO4) Sodium chlorate (NaClO3) Sodium nitrate (NaNO3) Nitric acid (HNO3) Potassium nitrate (KNO3) Potassium chlorate (KClO3) Nitromethane (CH3NO2) Sodium perchlorate (NaClO4) Sodium azide (NaN3) Potassium perchlorate (KClO4) The public consultation period commenced on Friday 3 February and will end on Friday 30 March 2012. To access a copy of the Consultation RIS and to find out how to make a submission, please refer to the AGD Chemical Security program website at www.chemicalsecurity.gov.au/RIS.
NICNAS Chemical Gazette, 7 February 2012 ;