What do I need to do to introduce an internationally assessed chemical?
You will need to provide certain information in your pre-introduction report before you introduce a chemical using the international pathway.
The following table summarises the information you must provide in your pre-introduction report.
If you use the international pathway for human health or the environment only, you only need to submit the appropriate data items.
|Information requirement||Internationally assessed for human health and the environment||Internationally assessed for human health only||Internationally assessed for the environment only|
|Identity (few items)||✓||✓||✓|
|Sc 20 declaration||✓||✓||✓|
|Import or manufacture||✓||✓||✓|
|Introduction volume per year||✓||✓|
|End use||✓||✓||✓ (if not for research and development)|
|Maximum concentration at introduction and end use||✓||✓||✓|
|Known hazard classification||✓||✓||✓|
|International assessment body (health and/or environment)||✓||✓||✓|
|Parameters in international assessment (few items)||✓||✓||✓|
|Date (year) of international assessment||✓||✓||✓|
|Reference number and identity in international assessment||✓||✓||✓|
|Provide a declaration that the report of international assessment is available, at our request||✓||✓||✓|
|Conditions applied in international assessment, if any||✓||✓||✓|
|How you will meet those conditions in Australia||✓||✓||✓|
|Provide a declaration that the risk in Australia is no higher than the risk identified in the international assessment||✓ (human health and environment)||✓ (health)||✓ (environment)|
|Provide a declaration regarding any hazard or increase in a hazard that was identified after the assessment||✓ (human health and environment)||✓ (health)||✓ (environment)|
|Environment exposure band||✓|
|Whether there is designated release||✓|
|Environment categorisation volume (if not designated release) and how calculated||✓|
|Known environmental hazard characteristics||✓|
|Declaration regarding hazard information provision 31(a)(viii)||✓||✓|
|Whether a specified class of introduction under 7(2) or 7(3)||✓|
|Human health exposure band, and criteria it is based on||✓|
|Polymer details (several) if high molecular weight and human health exposure band is 3||✓|
|Known human health hazard characteristics||✓|
|If introduced under item 6 of Sc24 table, declaration that requirements have been met||✓|
|Whether a specified class of introduction under 7(3) or 7(4)||✓|