NICNAS Reforms

The reforms to the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) aim to reduce regulatory burden on the industrial chemicals sector by streamlining assessment processes and refocusing assessment effort on higher risk industrial chemicals, while also ensuring that Australia’s robust safety standards are maintained. The Australian Government has decided to reform the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) to: make regulatory effort more proportionate to risk; promote safer innovation by encouraging the introduction of lower risk chemicals; and continue to protect the Australian people (both workers and the public) and the environment from any harmful effects of industrial chemicals. Further information is available at: The legislation to implement the reforms to NICNAS has now been introduced into Parliament Further information about the Australian GovernmentÂ’s decision to reform NICNAS

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