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Decision tools to help you categorise your chemical importation or manufacture

These decision tools are designed help you categorise your chemical importation or manufacture (introduction) when used in conjunction with our Categorisation Guidelines.

We want to make these tools useful for you. Help us improve them by giving us your feedback.

How do these work?

These are self-guided tools that you can use as you work through the steps towards categorising your introduction as either exempted, reported or assessed. You can use some or all of these tools – it’s up to you – but we recommend that you start from step 1. You may not need to complete them all to reach an outcome.

Depending on your answers, they’ll tell you to complete another tool or give you an outcome, or both. You’ll need to refer to the Categorisation Guidelines and General Rules to help you answer some of the questions.

Before you start

Have you checked whether your chemical is on our Inventory? If your chemical is on our Inventory and your introduction meets any terms of the Inventory listing, your introduction is categorised as a ‘listed’ introduction.

Decision tools to help you categorise your chemical introduction

Step 1: Introductions that cannot be exempted or reported

Step 2: Introductions that are automatically categorised as exempted

Step 3: Introductions that are automatically categorised as reported

Step 4: Work out the human health risk of your introduction

Step 4.1: Introductions that are always medium to high risk for human health

Step 4.2: Introductions that can be low risk for human health

Step 4.3: Work out your human health exposure band

Step 4.4 and 4.5: Work out your human health hazard characteristics

Step 5: Work out the environment risk of your introduction

Step 5.1: Introductions that are always medium to high risk to the environment

Step 5.2: Introductions that can be low risk to the environment

Step 5.3: Work out your environment exposure band

Step 5.4 and 5.5: Work out your environment hazard characteristics

Step 6: Complete your categorisation

 

 

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