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Decision tool – Work out if your introduction is low risk for human health (because it is internationally assessed for human health)

This decision tool is related to step 4.2 of the process to categorise your chemical introduction.

Optional: If you’d like to save or print your completed decision tool for your own records, click on ‘Chemical identity’ before Question 1 and enter your chemical’s name or CAS number. Note that a copy of a completed decision tool is not sufficient to meet your record-keeping obligations. To save as a PDF, select the print option in your browser and choose ‘Save as PDF’ or ‘Microsoft Print to PDF’. For Safari users, click 'File' and 'Export to PDF'.

Who should use this?

Use this decision tool if your chemical has been assessed overseas and you need help working out if your introduction is accepted by AICIS as internationally assessed for human health. It steps you through the criteria described in the guide for categorising introductions as internationally assessed for human health. If it meets the criteria, your introduction’s  indicative risk to human health is low. If you don't have an overseas assessment, you should complete the decision tools related to 'Step 4.3: Work out your human health exposure band'. There are 1‐11 questions depending on your circumstances.

See the full list of decision tools to help you categorise your introduction

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What you need to know

  • Information about the overseas assessment of your chemical.
  • How you propose to use the chemical in Australia.

Chemical identity (optional)

Question 1

Did a trusted overseas body perform an assessment of the chemical? Refer to Step 1.1 for more information.

Question 2

Is the complete report (not just a summary) available? Refer to Step 1.2 for more information.

Question 3

Do you have permission (intellectual property rights) to use the report and any information in it for the purpose of introducing your chemical into Australia? Refer to Step 1.2 for more information.

Question 4

Can you give the assessment report to us if we ask for it? Refer to Step 1.2 for more information.

Question 5

Is the chemical prohibited overseas? Refer to Step 2 for more information.

Question 6

Is there new human health hazard information about the chemical that was not available when it was assessed overseas? Refer to Step 3 for more information.

Question 7

Is the end use of your chemical in Australia the same as its end use overseas? Refer to Step 4 for more information.

Question 8

Is the end use concentration of your chemical in Australia the same or lower than overseas? Refer to Step 5  for more information.

Question 9

Is the human health risk of your introduction in Australia no higher than overseas? You must consider each of the parameters described in Step 6 to work this out, and follow the guidance given there.

Question 10

Can you comply with any conditions or restrictions placed on the chemical overseas? Refer to Step 7 for more information.

Question 7

What does the new information show you about the hazards of your chemical?

Question 8

Is the end use of your chemical in Australia the same as its end use overseas? Refer to Step 4 for more information.

Question 9

Is the end use concentration of your chemical in Australia the same or lower than overseas? Refer to Step 5 for more information.

Question 10

Is the human health risk of your introduction in Australia no higher than overseas? You must consider each of the parameters described in Step 6 to work this out, and follow the guidance given there.

Question 11

Can you comply with any restrictions placed on the chemical overseas? Refer to Step 7 for more information.

You meet the criteria for an introduction that has been internationally assessed for human health.

Your human health risk is low.

Go to Decision tool – Work out if your introduction is medium to high risk to the environment.

You do not meet the criteria for an introduction that has been internationally assessed for human health.

Go to Decision tool – Work out your human health exposure band.

 

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