Updates and corrections
Corrections and notable updates we've made to our website content.
|29 April 2022||Added guidance to explain when we will accept (in limited circumstances) an International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI) name as the chemical's 'proper name' in pre-introduction reports (reported category).|
|29 April 2022||Record-keeping obligations for exempted introductions||Updates to page content and record-keeping checklists for all types of exempted introductions to reflect changes made to the Industrial Chemicals (General Rules) 2019.|
|29 April 2022||Record- keeping obligations for reported introductions||Updates to page content and record-keeping checklists for all types of reported introductions to reflect changes made to the Industrial Chemicals (General Rules) 2019.|
|8 April 2022||Foreign companies and chemical data providers||Added guidance for about providing information in an AICIS application and instructions for creating an AICIS business ID as a registrant or information provider.|
|10 March 2022||Search industrial chemicals inventory||Added 'Download the Inventory' section with downloadable spreadsheet of Inventory as at 10 February 2022.|
|7 March 2022||Banned or restricted chemicals||Updated to include information about new restrictions on the import and export of mercury under the Minamata Convention.|
|3 March 2022||Record keeping for reported introductions - highest indicative risk is low risk||Updated to add a revised record-keeping checklist for this type of introduction that reflects changes made to the Industrial Chemicals (General Rules) 2019.|
|14 February 2022||Become a confidence holder of an approved confidential business information (CBI)||Updated to reiterate that the page content only refers to applications for confidentially listed chemicals that were on the former NICNAS Inventory.|
|3 February 2022||
Updated example under 'Post-introduction declarations for exempted introductions'.
|10 December 2021||
For 'introductions that involve a designated kind of release into the environment':
|10 December 2021||Pre-introduction report - research and development||Added requirement to provide information about whether you know that the chemical consists of particles, in an unbound state or as an aggregate or agglomerate, where at least 50% (by number size distribution) of the particles have at least one external dimension in the nanoscale|
|8 December 2021||Transition from NICNAS to AICIS | Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS)||Updated information about record-keeping obligations for Inventory-listed introductions started under NICNAS.
|December 2021||2021-22 AICIS Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) - updated December 2021||
Updated financial and non-financial performance for the 2020-21 year (sections 5 & 6); updated the cumulative balance estimates for the current year (2021-22) and future years (table 4, section 4).
There are no changes to fees and charges in this update.
|23 November 2021||Clarified that a chemical with an end use in air fresheners is no longer a 'designated kind of release into the environment'|
|23 November 2021||Chemicals listed in the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions||
Added this paragraph:
'This applies unless your chemical is both of the following:
|23 November 2021||Deleted 'export authorisation #6 - an Australian business exporting a banned or severely restricted chemical in circumstances where the industrial use is out of scope as detailed in Article 3(2)(h)(i and ii) of the Rotterdam Convention'|
|23 November 2021||Deleted the 2 import authorisation scenarios.|
|23 November 2021||Record keeping for reported introductions - internationally assessed||
Added words shown in bold text:
'Records to prove the total volume of your chemical introduced in a registration year does not exceed the volume stated in your pre-introduction report as the maximum volume you intended to introduce and does not exceed the volume of the chemical assessed in the international assessment or evaluation'
|23 November 2021||Added sentence about obligation to keep written undertaking if the introducer does not have the required information.|
|23 November 2021||Added timeframe of '40 working days' to provide written undertaking if introducer does not know the chemicals' CAS number or name; added extra option for the chemical identity record that the introducer can keep if they don't know the CAS name or number – names by the which the chemical is known to the person or the names of all products containing the chemical that are imported into Australia by the person.|
|23 November 2021||Update: clarified the nanoscale criteria|
|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.|
|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'.|
|22 September 2021||How much is my registration fee?||
Update: Three separate equations to calculate the registration charge for users that are:
|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
|14 July 2021||
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||
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.
|4 June 2021||
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||
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.