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Rolling Action Plan – our chemical evaluations list

The Rolling Action Plan lists our current and recently completed chemical evaluations. The Rolling Action Plan forms part of our approach to protecting human health and the environment.

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What is the Rolling Action Plan?

The Rolling Action Plan is our work plan for prioritising chemicals for evaluation, which are selected based on the outcomes of our Evaluation Selection Analysis (ESA) process.

The plan lists our proposed, ongoing and recently completed chemical evaluations. It doesn't include evaluations initiated for chemicals under a current assessment certificate. 

The Evaluations Roadmap describes our strategic approach to protect human health and the environment by providing information and recommendations about managing the risks that arise from introducing and using industrial chemicals. By prioritising chemicals on the Inventory, our evaluations are more risk-proportionate, timely and targeted.

For each entry, the Rolling Action Plan includes the: 

  • subject of the evaluation – typically the chemical name or chemical group name
  • reason for the evaluation
  • time it takes to do the evaluation
  • focus of the evaluation – chemical identity, and human health or the environment (or both)
  • current status of the evaluation – for example, in progress, public consultation, completed
  • amendments to our list of evaluation candidates.

The publication of the subject, reason and time period within which the evaluation will be conducted satisfies the requirements of the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019  for initiating an evaluation. 

During an Evaluation Selection Analysis (ESA) process we will identify chemicals that may pose a risk to human health and/or the environment. We will also identify chemicals that are unlikely to require further regulation to manage risks based on their human health and environmental hazards and exposures. This will allow us to publish Evaluation Statements for these chemicals and provide the rationale for not undertaking more detailed evaluations.

When do we update the Rolling Action Plan? 

Generally, we will update the Rolling Action Plan after publishing our evaluations. We publish a notice on our website when we update it. 

We will add details of newly initiated evaluations. Other changes to the rolling action plan may include amendments to the: 

  • evaluation subject
  • time it takes to do the evaluation
  • reason for the evaluation

We may need to update the Rolling Action Plan at other times. If we do, we’ll consult with interested parties and publish a notice on our website. These updates can happen for many reasons, including:

  • an adverse event that warrants a chemical evaluation
  • a stakeholder request to evaluate a chemical has been prioritised through ESA process
  • a post-assessment obligation leads to an evaluation
  • we are informed that new information will become available for the chemical that warrants a chemical evaluation

The identified chemicals covered by the subject of the evaluation may change as the evaluation progresses due to new information becoming available.

Completed evaluations remain on the Rolling Action Plan until the next set of evaluations are published. 

Note: Please contact us if you have any information about any chemical listed on the Rolling Action Plan.

The Rolling Action Plan

We publish and maintain 2 lists as part of the Rolling Action Plan. 

  1. List of evaluations that are in progress, currently open for public consultation or recently completed. Each evaluation could be for a single chemical or a group of chemicals.
  2. Downloadable spreadsheet of chemicals that are covered by an evaluation that is in progress, currently open for public consultation, or recently completed. These chemicals can change during the course of the evaluation if new information becomes available.

 

List of evaluations in progress, under public consultation or recently completed

ID Subject of evaluation Reason for evaluation Time period for evaluation Focus Status
EVA00018 1-Butanone, 2-(dimethylamino)-1-[4-(4-morpholinyl)phenyl]-2-(phenylmethyl)- ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 31/12/2021 Health Completed
EVA00015 1-Propanone, 2-methyl-1-[4-(methylthio)phenyl]-2-(4-morpholinyl)- ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 31/12/2021 Health Completed
EVA00037 4H-Inden-4-one, 1,2,3,5,6,7-hexahydro-1,1,2,3,3-pentamethyl- (cashmeran) ESA indicated a potential risk to environment 31/12/2021 Environment Completed
EVA00014 Alkyl pyridinium surfactants The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 31/12/2021 Health Completed
EVA00004 Carbamic acid, monoammonium salt (ammonium carbamate) The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 31/12/2021 Health Completed
EVA00030 Cesium salts The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 31/12/2021 Health Completed
EVA00046 Chemicals not considered for in depth evaluation – Not commercially active in Australia An evaluation is required to provide information on the risks to human health and environment 31/12/2021 Health and Environment Completed
EVA00045 Chemicals that are unlikely to require further regulation to manage risks to environment An evaluation is required to provide information on the risks to environment 31/12/2021 Environment Completed
EVA00044 Chemicals that are unlikely to require further regulation to manage risks to human health An evaluation is required to provide information on the risks to human health 31/12/2021 Health Completed
EVA00027 Dichloromethane The ESA indicated a potential risk to environment 31/12/2021 Environment Completed
EVA00034 Ethanone, 1-(2,3,4,7,8,8a-hexahydro-3,6,8,8-tetramethyl-1H-3a,7-methanoazulen-5-yl)-, [3R-(3.alpha.,3a.beta.,7.beta.,8a.alpha.)]- (acetyl cedrene) The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 31/12/2021 Health Completed
EVA00039 Galaxolide and a structural analogue The ESA indicated a potential risk to environment 31/12/2021 Environment Completed
EVA00016 Maleic acid esters (short chain) The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 31/12/2021 Health Completed
EVA00023 Nickel soaps The ESA indicated a potential risk to environment 31/12/2021 Environment Completed
EVA00010 Nonanedioic acid (azelaic acid) An evaluation is required to provide information on the risks to human health 31/12/2021 Health Completed
EVA00020 Phenol, 4-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)- (4-tert-pentylphenol) The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 31/12/2021 Health Completed
EVA00021 1,3,5-Triazine-2,4,6-triamine (melamine) New information has become available about risks to human health and environment 30/06/2022 Health and Environment In Progress
EVA00041 1,4:7,10-Dimethanodibenzo[a,e]cyclooctene, 1,2,3,4,7,8,9,10,13,13,14,14-dodecachloro-1,4,4a,5,6,6a,7,10,10a,11,12,12a-dodecahydro- (Dechlorane Plus) The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health and environment 30/06/2022 Health and Environment In Progress
EVA00003 1,4-Dioxane New information has become available about risks to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00048 1,6-Octadiene, 7-methyl-3-methylene-(Myrcene) ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00042 1H-Imidazole, 1-ethenyl- (N-vinyl imidazole) ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00043 1H-Imidazole, 1-methyl- ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00032 1H-Purine-2,6-dione, 3,7-dihydro-1,3-dimethyl- (theophylline) ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00080 1-Propanol, 2,2-dimethyl-, tribromo derivative ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00049 1-Propene, 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro- Information has been provided as a result of the specific information obligations on the terms of the inventory listing 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00075 2,5,8,11,14-Pentaoxapentadecane (tetraglyme) The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00035 2,5-Cyclohexadiene-1,4-dione (p-benzoquinone) The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00050 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 3-hydroxy-4-[(4-sulfo-1-naphthalenyl)azo]-, compounds The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00007 2-Propenamide, N,N-dimethyl- The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00051 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methoxyethyl ester The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00052 3-Cyclohexene-1-methanol, 2,4,6-trimethyl- (isocyclogeraniol) The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00036 Acetic acid, (4-nonylphenoxy)- The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00033 Acetylpropionyl and diacetyl The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00054 Alkyl imidazolines The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00071 Benzalkonium halides An evaluation is required to provide information on the risks to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00055 Benzene, 1,2,3,4,5-pentachloro- (PeCB) An evaluation is required to provide information on the risks to human health and environment 30/06/2022 Health and Environment In Progress
EVA00082 Benzene, 1,4-dichloro-2-nitro- (2,5-dichloronitrobenzene) The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00079 Benzene, 1-chloro-2-nitro- (2-chloronitrobenzene) The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00081 Benzene, 2,4-dichloro-1-nitro- (2,4-dichloronitrobenzene) The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00056 Benzene, hexachloro- (HCB) An evaluation is required to provide information on the risks to human health and environment 30/06/2022 Health and Environment In Progress
EVA00057 Benzenepropanol The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00058 Bronopol and bronidox The ESA indicated a potential risk to environment 30/06/2022 Environment In Progress
EVA00029 Butylated hydroxyanisole and related antioxidants The ESA indicated a potential risk to environment 30/06/2022 Environment In Progress
EVA00059 C7-C12 linear alpha-beta unsaturated aldehydes The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00060 Carbamic acid, 1H-benzimidazol-2-yl-, methyl ester (carbendazim) An evaluation or assessment recommended further evaluation of specific issues related to the chemical(s) 30/06/2022 Health and Environment In Progress
EVA00068 Chemicals not considered for in depth evaluation – Not commercially active in Australia An evaluation is required to provide information on the risks to human health and environment 30/06/2022 Health and Environment In Progress
EVA00063 Chemicals that are unlikely to require further regulation to manage risks to environment An evaluation is required to provide information on the risks to environment 30/06/2022 Environment In Progress
EVA00064 Chemicals that are unlikely to require further regulation to manage risks to human health An evaluation is required to provide information on the risks to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00061 Chlorocresol and chloroxylenol The ESA indicated a potential risk to environment 30/06/2022 Environment In Progress
EVA00078 Compounds of dibutyltin The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00076 Compounds of dimethyltin The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00077 Compounds of dioctyltin The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00006 delta-Damascones The ESA indicated a potential risk to environment 30/06/2022 Environment In Progress
EVA00074 Dodecylphenols The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00038 Ethylene brassylate and zenolide The ESA indicated a potential risk to environment 30/06/2022 Environment In Progress
EVA00017 Exaltone and related macrocyclic musks The ESA indicated a potential risk to environment 30/06/2022 Environment In Progress
EVA00062 Glycidyl acrylate and glycidyl methacrylate The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00028 Isomers of octahydro tetramethyl naphthalenyl ethanone (OTNE) The ESA indicated a potential risk to environment 30/06/2022 Environment In Progress
EVA00011 Lactic acid isomers The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00026 Lead and lead manufacturing byproducts The ESA indicated a potential risk to environment 30/06/2022 Environment In Progress
EVA00024 Lead soaps The ESA indicated a potential risk to environment 30/06/2022 Environment In Progress
EVA00065 Linear alkylbenzene sulfonates The ESA indicated a potential risk to environment 30/06/2022 Environment In Progress
EVA00005 Maleic acid The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 31/12/2021 Health In Progress
EVA00013 Maleic acid esters (medium to long chain) The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 31/12/2021 Health In Progress
EVA00012 Maleic acid salts The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 31/12/2021 Health In Progress
EVA00066 Mercaptobenzimidazoles and their zinc salts The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00040 Musk tibetene and a structural analogue The ESA indicated a potential risk to environment 30/06/2022 Environment In Progress
EVA00022 Octanamide, N-Hydroxy- Information has been provided as a result of the specific information obligations on the terms of the inventory listing 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00067 Octynoic and nonynoic acid esters The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00019 Pentabromodiphenyl ether (PentaBDE) An evaluation or assessment recommended further evaluation of specific issues related to the chemical(s) 31/12/2021 Health and Environment In Progress
EVA00009 Phenol, 2,4-dichloro- An evaluation is required to provide information on the risks to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00053 Phenol, 4,4'-sulfonylbis- (BPS) The ESA indicated a potential risk to environment 30/06/2022 Environment In Progress
EVA00025 Phenyl propanaldehyes The ESA indicated a potential risk to environment 30/06/2022 Environment In Progress
EVA00073 Siloxanes substituted with 2-methoxyethanol The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00008 Straight run gas oils An evaluation is required to provide information on the risks to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00069 Terpenes and terpenoids, sinpine The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00070 Toluenesulfonamides The ESA indicated a potential risk to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
EVA00031 Trimellitates (high molecular weight) An evaluation is required to provide information on the risks to human health 30/06/2022 Health In Progress
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