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Document ID (ISN)57004
CIS number 91-1760
Year 1990
Convention or series no. Act No.8 of 1990; Statutory Rules 1990 No.231
Title Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 and Regulations [Australia]
Bibliographic information Australian Government Publishing Service, GPO Box 84, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia, 1990. iv, 42 + 10p.
Abstract The main purpose of the Act is to establish a national system for the notification and assessment of industrial chemicals. Contents: definitions; setting up of an Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (which would include a confidential section in order to protect industrial secrets) to be maintained by the Environment Department; assessment and notification of new chemicals; issuing of permits; acceptance of assessment conducted in an Australian State or Territory or in another country; declaration of priority existing chemicals (i.e. chemicals judged by the Director of Chemicals notification and Assessment to have harmful health or environmental effects); prohibition of certain priority existing chemicals. The Regulations contain details about the kind of data considered as "basic information" about a chemical and various administrative arrangements.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; notification of dangerous substances; chemical hazards; hazard evaluation; Australia
Descriptors (secondary) prohibition of use; law
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Laws
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation