Removing an Inventory listing following evaluation


An evaluation for benzene, 1,1′-oxybis-, pentabromo derivative (pentabromodiphenyl ether; CAS number 32534-81-9) was completed under Part 4 of the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019 (IC Act).


Public consultation was conducted as part of this evaluation. 

The evaluation statement was published on the 22 October 2021. 

For the reasons set out in the evaluation statement (refer to page 7/paragraph 7 – page 8/paragraph 2), the Executive Director was not satisfied that the risks to human health or the environment from the introduction or use of pentabromodiphenyl ether can be managed within existing regulatory frameworks. 

Accordingly, the Executive Director will remove pentabromodiphenyl ether from the Australian Inventory of Industrial Chemicals (Inventory) on 10 December 2021 in accordance with s95 of the IC Act.


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Australian Government Department of Health, 11 November 2021