What is a defined scope of assessment?
A defined scope of assessment describes the parameters of any previous assessment of a chemical, such as how the chemical is used, volume/quantity and concentration in products.
You must read the defined scope of assessment and compare this with your introduction to make sure you are covered:
- Use - is your use of the chemical different or the same?
- Volume you want to introduce - is your volume similar or different?
- Concentration - is your concentration similar or different?
When your introduction is authorised
You will be authorised to introduce the chemical if your circumstance and use are within the parameters described in the defined scope of assessment. For example, you are importing the chemical at the same or lower concentration or volume that we specified.
You can now...register your business with us (if you haven't already) and introduce the chemical.
You must keep certain records and submit an annual declaration at the end of the registration year. You must keep the records for 5 years – even after you’ve stopped introducing your chemical – and provide them to us if we ask.
When your introduction is not authorised
You won't be authorised to introduce the chemical or meet our requirements under the defined scope of assessment if you:
- are not registered with us
- have a different use for the chemical
- import or manufacture the chemical at a higher volume (quantity)
- will use the chemical at a higher concentration
Example - when an introduction is not covered by a defined scope of assessment
Defined scope of assessment specifies that we originally assessed the chemical for:
You will not meet the scope of assessment if any of these apply to your introduction:
What to do if your introduction is not authorised
Explore your other introduction options
Work out if you meet the requirements for either an exempted or reported introduction. Exempted and reported introductions are for very low or low risk chemical introductions with lighter regulatory treatment - record keeping and reporting obligations apply.
Follow our categorisation guide to work out if you can introduce in either exempted or reported categories and the regulatory obligations for each category.
If you can't introduce under the exempted or reported categories, you must ask us to vary the defined scope of assessment through an assessment.
Ask us to vary the defined scope of assessment by assessing your introduction of the chemical
You will need to apply to vary the terms of an Inventory listing. A fee applies. If we approve your application, we will vary the defined scope of assessment on the chemical's Inventory listing so you can introduce it.