Submission on National Standard for Environmental Risk Management of Industrial Chemicals

National Standard for Environmental Risk Management of Industrial Chemicals - EDOs of Australia submission

May 2016 – Download PDF

EDOs of Australia strongly supports the objective of these reforms to “achieve better protection of the environment through improved management of the environmental risks posed by industrial chemicals”. EDOA also supports objectives to improve transparency, consistency and efficiency in chemical risk management.

Our submission makes recommendations across three key areas of risk management in industrial chemicals: hazard characterisation; the outcomes based approach; and community engagement.

It’s important to note that this Discussion Paper is part of a broader effort to reform Australia’s regulation and management of potentially hazardous industrial chemicals. We recently made a submission to Consultation Paper 2 – Implementing reforms to the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS).