Under the Industrial Chemicals Environment Management (Register) Act 2021, the Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management Standard - IChEMS has been established in Australia. The IChEMS provides a consistent, nationwide approach to managing the risks that industrial chemicals may pose to the environment. Industrial chemicals will be scheduled on the IChEMS register according to their level of concern to the environment, with risk management measures also prescribed. Chemicals will be listed in one of seven schedules according to their environmental risk.
On March 23, 2022, a national roadmap to deliver the IChEMS was issued, which sets out key steps, roles and responsibilities in the transition to IChEMS. The authority expects the first scheduling decisions to be made in 2022 H2. The IChEMS Register instrument and a database of publicly accessible chemical scheduling decisions will be available to provide easy access to decisions.
In this webinar, Mr. Nick Zovko, Regulatory Policy and Stewardship Manager of Chemistry Australia will share you with the Australian chemical framework, the relationship between AICIS and IChEMS, the process of the IChEMS Register and scheduling, etc.
*Only the presentation slides will be available after the webinar, no video recording.