All industrial chemicals used in Australia. This does not include chemicals used in therapeutic goods and agricultural and veterinary chemicals.
Draft legislation to establish the National Standard for Environmental Risk Management of Industrial Chemicals (51 page(s), in English)
The National Standard has been developed by all Australian governments to efficiently and effectively manage the impacts of industrial chemicals on the environment, while providing consistent requirements for businesses. The National Standard will be established by a legislative framework consisting of primary legislation and subordinate legislative instruments
· the Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Bill will, once enacted, establish a new decision-making framework
· the Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management Register Principles is a legislative instrument that will establish decision making principles that inform decisions made under the Bill
· the Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management Register is a legislative instrument that will record decisions on environmental management of chemicals, including assigning risk management measures for particular industrial uses, which will be implemented by the Commonwealth and each state and territory.