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Temporary record-keeping provisions for NICNAS introducers extended to 1 April 2024

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Record-keeping provisions for introducers that transitioned from NICNAS to AICIS will continue to be available until 1 April 2024. These arrangements only apply to eligible introducers who are still importing or manufacturing chemicals that were previously on the NICNAS Inventory.

What is the temporary record-keeping arrangement for introducers who transitioned from NICNAS to AICIS?

See Records you can keep for listed introductions if you introduced chemicals under NICNAS. These arrangements were originally set to end on 30 November 2023, but will be extended to 1 April 2024.

Who is eligible to use this record keeping provision until 1 April 2024?

You must meet all 3 below.

  1. You imported or manufactured (introduced) a chemical under NICNAS (before 1 July 2020)
  2. The chemical you introduced was listed on the NICNAS Inventory and you continued to introduce the same chemical under AICIS after 1 July 2020.
  3. You don't know your chemical's CAS name or CAS number.

Why are we extending these arrangements?

We've been exploring ways to resolve challenges that businesses said they faced when complying with AICIS record-keeping obligations under the Industrial Chemicals (General) Rules 2019 (the Rules). As a result, we have developed a suite of proposed changes to the Rules around record-keeping requirements. We will soon announce a public consultation on these proposed changes, along with others relating to AICIS categorisation and reporting obligations.

Our upcoming consultation on changes to record-keeping obligations for listed introductions will be relevant to anyone currently introducing chemicals that were previously on the NICNAS Inventory.

For this reason, we've extended these administrative arrangements to:

  • provide enough time to consult with stakeholders on these proposals
  • enable the Rules to be considered by the Minister following the end of the public comment period.
Subscribe to our e-newsletter to receive our announcement on the consultation on record-keeping obligations affecting introducers of chemicals on the Inventory.
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