The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) has published new Human Health and Environment assessments as part of the IMAP framework. The public comment period closes on 21 December 2018. NICNAS established the Inventory Multi-tiered Assessment and Prioritisation (IMAP) framework to accelerate the assessment of existing chemicals on the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances(AICS). IMAP is a scientific and risk-based model for assessing chemicals with three tiers of assessment. The assessment effort increases with each tier. A decision is made at the end of each assessment tier if the next tier of assessment is required to determine risk. The risk assessments for human health and environment have been conducted separately and may have different outcomes and be published separately. The assessment outcomes are based on the information available at the time. Chemicals assessed using the IMAP framework have been published in several tranches. IMAP Tranche Publication and Public Comment Dates for published Tranches can be found here.
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