Guide to categorising your chemical importation and manufacture
All industrial chemical importers and manufacturers must categorise their chemical introduction. This step-by-step guide takes you through the process of categorisation.
Steps 4.1 and 5.1 – Is your chemical a certain chemical at the nanoscale?
More options added in a question and answer format to help introducers work out if they are introducing this type of chemical.
Steps 4.1 and 5.1 – Where an introduction is a specified class of introduction
More information added, including when introductions are specified classes, our concerns about them, and that extra information will be required from introducers when submitting an assessment application for a specified class of introduction.
Content has been added under these headings:
Steps 4.5 and 5.5 – Special cases - introductions that cannot have a very low indicative human health risk and introductions that cannot have a very low indicative environment risk
Added this extra point to make it clear this type of chemical cannot have a very low indicative risk for human health or the environment:
Step 6 – Next steps: If your introduction is categorised as assessed
Added the next step required if the chemical is on the Inventory. Clarified the outcome when the chemical is not on the Inventory.
|30 March 2022|
Step 1: added words shown in bold text:
'...can not be categorised as an exempted or reported introduction unless it is both of the following:
Step 2: clearer explanation of the nanoscale criteria for research and development and chemicals resulting from non-functionalised surface treatment of listed chemicals; removed 'Tylosin, (2R,3R)-2,3-dihydroxybutanedioate (1:1)' with CAS number 74610-55-2 from the comparable chemicals table and improved the instructions on how to use the table.
Step 3: clearer explanation of the nanoscale criteria for research and development.
Step 5.3: added statement to clarify that a chemical with an end use in an air freshener is not a 'designated kind or release into the environment'
Correction: Environment hazard band A hazard characteristics.
indented the following paragraphs to correctly align as follows:
|23 November 2021|
||28 May 2021|
Replaced references to Categorisation Guidelines in step 4.4 and 5.4 with the details (from the Guidelines) about hazard bands; improvements and more information in 'Before you start categorising your introduction'. Added appendices: acceptable test guidelines for categorisation and in silico predictions for categorisation.
|22 December 2020|
|1||Original||1 July 2020|
Drawing on information in the IC Act, General Rules and the Industrial Chemicals Categorisation Guidelines, this practical step-by-step guide with supporting self-guided decision tools helps you categorise your chemical introduction as listed or exempted or reported or assessed.