On December 21, 2021, Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) published two notices to declare some changes of the Australian Inventory of Industrial Chemicals (AIIC).
According to Notice 1, 3 chemicals have been added to the AIIC in November and December in accordance with Section 82 of the Industrial Chemical Act 2019 (a.k.a. IC Act 2019)- the Executive Director must list an industrial chemical on the AIIC if five years have passed since the assessment certificate was issued. Below are details of the 3 chemical substances.
Maltodextrin, polymer with 1-ethenyl-2-pyrrolidinone
Ethanaminium, N,N,N-trimethyl-2-[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propen-1-yl)oxy]-, chloride (1:1), polymer with 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, N-[3 (dimethylamino)propyl]-2-methyl-2-propenamide and ethenylbenzene
Fatty acids, tall-oil, polymers with hexahydro-1,3-isobenzofurandione and pentaerythritol
According to Notice 2, AICIS revoked the approvals for the proper names of 2 industrial chemicals to be treated as confidential business information (CBI) on December 14, 2021 and December 20, 2021. These 2 chemicals are:
Formaldehyde, reaction products with maleated ethylene-propene polymer, N1-phenyl-1,4-benzenediamine and succinic anhydride monopolyisobutylene derivs.
2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with phenylmethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate and 1,2,3-propanetriol homopolymer 2-oxiranylmethyl ether, potassium sodium salt
Chemicals that are listed in the AIIC can be introduced by any registered introducers (importers or manufactures). According to the IC Act 2019, introducers shall apply for the registration before introducing an industrial chemical to Australia during a registration year (goes from September 1 to August 31). Penalties apply if a person introduces an industrial chemical without registration. For chemicals not listed in AIIC, introducers shall apply to the Executive Director for an assessment certificate for the introduction of such industrial chemicals.