Submissions to the 2012 Review of the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme - Nystar

The Discussion Paper: Review of the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS)–June 2012 was released on 1 June 2012. Submissions were received betweeen 1 June and 27 July 2012. The comments received from this consultation process will be used to inform the government of stakeholder views

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Nystar Port Pirie Pty Ltd
ABN 31 008 046 428

Ellen Street
Port Pirie
SA 5540
Australia

T +61 8 8638 1500
F +61 8 8638 1550

IFO
Nystar

PO Box 219
Port Pirie SA 5540
Australia


27 July 2012

NICNAS Review
Department of Health and Ageing
MDP 71
GPO Box 9848
CANBERRA ACT 2601

Dear Sir

NICNAS Review

Option A1

Any manual would need to be in a format that would be updated regularly. For example, on the internet with email updates to stakeholders. The manual should also provide information on the linkages with international requirements, such as the European Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code.

Options A2 and A3

A national and coordinated approach to chemical regulation would benefit Nyrstar because it has operations in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. A national approach would enable Nyrstar to operate one compliance system, rather than three. It is anticipated that South Australia will legislate to adopt the national model Work Health and Safety legislation.

Options F1 and F2

Nyrstar is based in Europe. The increased utilisation of risk assessments undertaken for the European Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) would reduce the duplication of effort in managing compliance with two regulatory systems. Better alignment of categories and data requirements would also benefit Nyrstar.

Option J1

There are inconsistencies between the Australian Dangerous Goods Code Road and Rail, and:
    • The Globally Harmonised System of classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS); and
    • The International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code.
Resolution of these inconsistencies would streamline Nyrstar’s compliance management requirements.

Please contact me if you require further information.

Yours faithfully

Robert Hosking
Senior Projects Officer

06/08/2012 - Content has been approved by Graeme Barden, (AS position number - 20016882).

Assistant Secretary responsible for content - Graeme Barden, (AS position number - 20016882).