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Varying your pre-introduction report

You must vary your pre-introduction report if you will no longer introduce the chemical, or you will no longer use your chemical in line with the terms of your pre-introduction report and your introduction will remain categorised as reported. 

It’s important to note that some changes in circumstances will mean that your introduction is no longer authorised under our reported category.

When you must vary your pre-introduction report

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If the circumstances of your introduction or use of your chemical change, you may need to vary your pre-introduction report. A variation would apply in the following example scenarios:

  • Change from import to manufacturing: You want to start manufacturing chemical in Australia that you were previously importing.
  • Change to concentration of chemical at introduction: The applicable human health exposure band criterion for your chemical means you can introduce and use it at less than or equal to 1% concentration. You want to introduce the chemical at 10% concentration and reformulate to less than or equal to 1% concentration for end use. You categorise your introduction under the changed circumstances and it remains a reported introduction.
  • New end use: Your chemical will have another end use, such as using it in inks when a term of your pre-introduction report was that your chemical had an end use in paints. You categorise your introduction under the changed circumstances and it remains a reported introduction.
  • Change to environment categorisation volume: The applicable environment categorisation volume for your introduction is less than or equal to 1000kg. You intend to change the use pattern of your chemical, such that it will be increasing to 1500kg. You categorise your introduction under the changed circumstances and it remains a reported introduction.
  • Hazard characteristic: You become aware of a hazard characteristic that is associated with your chemical, and a term of your pre-introduction report was that there were no known hazard characteristics. You categorise your introduction and it remains a reported introduction.

When you don’t need to vary your pre-introduction report

You're not required to vary your report if the circumstances of your introduction change, but you will continue to introduce and use your chemical in line with the terms of your pre-introduction report.

Example 1:  Your introduction volume decreases

The terms of your pre-introduction report allow you to introduce less than or equal to 100kg of your chemical in a registration year.  You have been introducing 50kg each registration year. Due to a decline in sales, you project that the maximum quantity that you will introduce in each of the coming registration years will reduce to 15kg. You don’t need to vary the terms of your pre-introduction report because you’ll still be introducing within the terms.

Example 2: You have test data or study showing a hazard, but you already told us about this hazard characteristic

You get access to an in vitro study indicating that your chemical is a skin irritant, but you already indicated in your pre-introduction report that skin irritation is a known hazard characteristic (based on the safety data sheet for your chemical). You don’t need to vary the terms of your pre-introduction report because you’ll still be introducing within the terms.

No longer introducing your chemical?

You cannot cancel a pre-introduction report that you have already submitted. If you wish to do this, please contact us. Make sure that you keep records of the chemical that you did introduce.

How to vary your pre-introduction report (other than chemical name or CAS number)

Log in to AICIS Business Services and click “Vary report” on your pre-introduction report (PIR) dashboard. You will be asked if you want to change the pre-introduction report type. 

Select no if the report type remains the same and you just want to vary the circumstances of your introduction.

Select yes if you need to switch to a different report type. For example, you originally submitted a report type ‘internationally-assessed for human health’ and you wish to change to ‘highest indicative risk is low risk and the other types do not apply’.

Varying your PIR will result in a new report, with a new PIR ID. Complete the PIR and submit.

How to vary your chemical's preferred name, proper chemical name or CAS number 

Please submit the following form if you need to do this.

How to vary your chemical name or CAS number

An introducer or their agent, can submit this form. Use this form if you wish to change (vary) any of the following details that you provided in your original PIR:

  • name of the industrial chemical – the name you provided in your PIR and used to refer to the chemical or the name of the flavour or fragrance blend that contains the chemical (as applicable)
  • proper name of the chemical – CAS or IUPAC name that you provided in your PIR
  • CAS number of the chemical that you provided in your PIR

Agent details (if agent making this request on behalf of introducer)

Pre-introduction report variation details

Do you want to vary the name that you used for the chemical?
Do you want to vary the proper name for the chemical?
Do you want to vary the CAS number?
Do you want to flag any information that you provided in this form as confidential?
Declaration
Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence. We may pass on the information in this form to other agencies as authorised or required by law. 
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