Chemicals with non-industrial uses removed from the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (old Inventory)

2020-07-01

Following an extensive review and public call for information about their use, more than 1600 chemicals listed in the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (old Inventory) under the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 will not be listed on the Australian Inventory of Industrial Chemicals (new Inventory) under the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019 which comes into force today, 1 July 2020.

These are chemicals that are listed in the non-confidential section of the old Inventory but which are not industrial chemicals under the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 or under the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019. A list of these chemicals is available on this website.

The chemicals never had, and do not have, an industrial use in Australia.

The Inventory is publicly searchable on this website through a dedicated Inventory search page. There are 2 separate tabs — one for searching by CAS numbers and another for searching by keyword.

Download the list

List of chemicals with no industrial use (100KB).XLSX

~sIndustrialchemicals.gov.au, 1 July 2020

https://www.industrialchemicals.gov.au/news-and-notices/chemicals-non-industrial-uses-removed-australian-inventory-chemical-substances-old-inventory