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Apply to cancel or vary an authorisation

If you hold a commercial evaluation authorisation, you can apply to cancel or vary your authorisation. 

Cancelling a CEA

A holder of a CEA  can cancel the CEA. If there are any joint CEA holders, all of them must also consent to the cancellation. In this regard, whoever is applying to cancel the CEA (the primary applicant), must upload signed consent forms for all joint CEA holders. If any joint CEA holder does not agree, we cannot cancel the CEA, but you can apply to be removed as a holder of the CEA instead.

Information requirements 

  • CEA number 
  • AICIS registration number/business ID
  • Consent by all CEA holders (if applicable) 

After you submit your cancellation request 

We will confirm in writing (you should allow 10 days for us to process) to you and any other CEA holders that the CEA has been cancelled. 

If we don't approve your application

If you don't agree with our decision, you may ask us to reconsider our decision. You must submit a written request to the Executive Director within 20 working days of receiving our decision.

Completing the application and consent forms (if applicable)

You do not need to sign the application form. However, if there are joint CEA holders, signed consent forms are required.

To view and use fillable forms, you need Adobe Reader version 5.0 or higher 

[https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/]

We aim to provide documents in an accessible format. If you're having problems using a document with your accessibility tools, please contact us for help.

Step 1

Download, the application form and fill out the required information.

Step 2

Make sure you save it to your hard drive as a PDF. Click File > Save and select a location for the file.

Step 3 

Log into AICIS Business Services with your username and password. 

Step 4 

Click on the ‘Other applications’ tab, then click on ‘create a new application’. From the drop down list of applications, select 'Cancel a Commercial Evaluation Authorisation'.

Step 5 

Click on 'Upload Form and upload your saved application and the consent form(s) if required.
Consent form instructions

If there are joint CEA holders, all of these must sign a consent form each and you need to upload each consent form with the application.

Signature is required and can be done by either:

  • using the 'Fill & Sign' button using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC or 
  • printing out the form and signing it, then scanning it and saving as a PDF

Note, we cannot process your application if we don't receive consent forms

Varying a CEA

If you are a holder of a CEA and you want to introduce or use your chemical outside of the terms of your CEA, then you need to apply to vary the terms. 

Application requirements

  • Your AICIS Business ID
  • Chemical name or AACN (AICIS approved chemical name)
  • AICIS authorisation number (example AUTH1234)
  • Application by all holders if the CEA is jointly held
  • Agents cannot submit this form on your behalf.

If some information cannot be disclosed to you as the applicant, the chemical data provider can email the confidential information to us at applications@industrialchemicals.gov.au.

You must also pay the application fee in AICIS Business Services before we can process your application.

If you are making a joint application

All applicants must submit their own form.

Contact us at applications@industrialchemicals.gov.au if you wish to make a joint application.

What you can apply to vary

You can apply to vary any of the CEA terms, but for each term you want to vary, you must tell us how you want to vary it and provide supporting information. For example, you can apply to:

  • change the location where you are evaluating your chemical
  • increase the quantity of your chemical that will be introduced under your CEA (you cannot exceed the maximum of 10 tonnes)
  • extend the period of your CEA (to a maximum of 4 years in total)

Fee

Go to our fees and charges

Information you need to tell us to support your application

You need to tell us why you need the term(s) varied and provide any information you believe will support your application. For example, if you are applying to increase the duration of your CEA, you could attach an updated plan for the evaluation of your chemical and explain why your CEA’s duration needs to change.

Before submitting your application, you need to ensure that it contains sufficient information for us to make a decision. When considering your application, we must consider any risks or potential risks to human health or the environment associated with the proposed variation. If we are not satisfied that the risks can be managed, we cannot vary the terms.

Protection of confidential business information (CBI)

You can apply for protection of any varied specific end use or chemical identity as CBI. You can also flag other information as CBI. You need to tell us in your application if you are doing this.

Learn more about CBI applications and flagging information as CBI

After you submit your application

We aim to decide on your application within 20 working days.

You can track the status of your application in AICIS Business Services.

We will advise all CEA holders of our decision on your application.

If we approve your application

If your application is successful, we will provide you with the varied CEA.

If we don't approve your application

If we do not vary the terms of your CEA, you may ask us to reconsider our decision. You must submit a written request to the Executive Director within 20 working days of receiving our decision.

Completing the application

You do not need to sign this form.

To view and use fillable forms, you need:

Adobe Reader version 5.0 or higher [https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/]

We aim to provide documents in an accessible format. If you're having problems using a document with your accessibility tools, please contact us or help.

Step 1:

Download the application form and fill out the required information. Click File > Save to save as a PDF and select a location for the file.

Step 2 

Log into AICIS Business Services with your username and password, or create an account if you don’t have one.

Step 3

Click on the ‘Other applications’ tab, then click on ‘create a new application’. From the drop down list of applications, select 'Vary the terms of an authorisation'. Next select the business contact and application contact from the drop down list. 

Step 4

Click on 'Authorisation look up' and enter the AUTH number (example AUTH1234) then click search. If a match is found, click on the select button to link the authorisation number to your application and then click save.

Step 5

Click on the ‘Invoice’ tab, then select ‘Create Invoice’. You will need to pay before you can proceed. Payment instructions are provided.

Step 6 

Click on ‘Upload Form’ and upload your saved application and any supporting documents, if required.

Step 7

Once the other sections are complete, click the 'Declaration' tab. Check the declaration box and click 'Submit application'.

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