NSW Hazardous Chemicals law review
Submission on Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals Act 1985 (NSW) review
21 August 2015 - Download PDF
This submission to the EPA focuses on areas to improve NSW hazardous chemicals law. EDO NSW supports the reduction of duplication in legislation as long as measures to achieve this reduction do not lower environmental standards. We also recognise the need to reflect changes in NSW pollution legislation and complement changes in federal chemical assessment laws. However, limitations with the federal NICNAS scheme suggest there is merit in retaining a NSW chemical assessment process to supplement NICNAS. The revised NSW Act should also aim to ensure ecologically sustainable development.