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We've updated our guidance on NICNAS to AICIS transitional arrangements.

Updates and corrections

List of corrections and noteworthy updates we've made to our website content.

2021

Chemical information

Date Page Update
29 September 2021 What is a polymer? Update: Added note to the beginning of the page reading 'Note: This page isn’t a technical or general overview of polymers. It is a definition to help you comply with our regulation'.
31 July 2021

Apply for annual export authorisation - Rotterdam Convention

Correction: Added the 6 export scenarios and separated them into 3 categories – A, B and C. Added a definition for 'out of scope'. Updated the export categories on the PDF application form so they align with the web page text. Updated the link to the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019 so it goes to the specific section. 

Deletion: Removed the word 'avgas' because this is a mixture of chemicals and not all of them are covered by the Rotterdam Convention. Removed 'name of mixture' because we already ask for other information that identifies the chemical.

31 July 2021

Apply for annual import authorisation - Rotterdam Convention

Correction: Added the 2 import scenarios and a definition for 'out of scope'. Updated the import categories on the PDF application form so they align with the web page text. Updated the link to the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019 so it goes to the specific section. 

Deletion: Removed the word 'avgas' because this is a mixture of chemicals and not all of them are covered by the Rotterdam Convention

Business

Date Page Update
7 October 2021 Difference between blending and manufacturing chemicals Update: Added example 4.
29 September 2021 Apply to add a person to be covered or removed by a certificate Update: Added 'Before you apply' section in the accordions 'Apply to add a person to be covered by a certificate' and 'Apply to be removed as a person covered by a certificate'.
29 September 2021 Apply to add or remove a certificate holder Update: Added 'Before you apply' section in the accordions 'Apply to be added as a certificate holder' and 'Apply to be removed as a certificate holder'.
29 September 2021 Apply to add or remove an authorisation holder

Update: Added 'Before you apply' section in the accordions 'Apply to be added as a commercial evaluation authorisation (CEA) holder' and 'Apply to be removed as a commercial evaluation authorisation (CEA) holder'.

29 September 2021 Apply to cancel a certificate Update: Added 'Before you apply' section.
29 September 2021 Apply to cancel or vary an authorisation

Update: Added 'Before you apply' section in the accordions 'Apply to cancel a commercial evaluation authorisation' and 'Apply to vary a commercial evaluation authorisation'.

29 September 2021 Apply to vary the terms of an assessment certificate
 
Update: Added 'Before you apply' section.
22 September 2021 How much is my registration fee?

Update: Three separate equations to calculate the registration charge for users that are:

  • importing and manufacturing industrial chemicals
  • only importing industrial chemicals and
  • only manufacturing industrial chemicals.
4 June 2021

Introductions that don't require categorisation and registration

Correction: The sentence about an incidentally introduced chemical not having commercial value separate from the other industrial chemical that it is introduced with was incorrectly placed as a dot point under the heading 'Incidentally introduced chemicals'. This sentence was moved to the first paragraph to clarify that the criteria of having no separate commercial value applies regardless of how the incidentally introduced chemical was created.

3 June 2021

What is an article?

Deletion: Deleted the sentence 'We define an article as a finished good that is designed for a particular purpose and that does not release a chemical during use' from the blue title banner.

Help and guides

Date Page Update
14 July 2021

Categorisation of chemicals in e-cigarettes and personal vaporisers

Correction: Deleted the words ‘tattoo inks’ from the paragraph under ‘Who should read this?’ and inserted the words ‘e-cigarettes and personal vaporisers’.

29 June 2021

Categorisation of highly branched organic chemicals

Addition: We added the word 'very' to this sentence (as highlighted). 

If your introduction is in environment exposure band 2 (and you want to demonstrate that it has very low indicative environment risk), or if the environment exposure band is 3 or 4, you might choose to demonstrate the absence of the persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic hazard characteristic by demonstrating the absence of the persistence hazard characteristic.

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