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Interview | Expert's Insights into Industrial Chemical Environmental Management in Australia

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. ChemLinked invited Mr. Nick Zovko, who has over 20 years of experience in chemical regulatory affairs, to share his insights into relationship between AICIS and IChEMS, the IChEMS Register and scheduling process, and prioritization of chemicals. More details are available in ChemLinked’s webinar held on October 27, 2022. Welcome to register for free.
1. Can you briefly explain how the two regulations differ? Can I understand that IChEMS will exist in addition to the AICIS regulation? Thank you.

IChEMS operates in conjunction with the Department of Health’s Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS). AICIS is responsible for regulating the import and manufacture of industrial chemicals in Australia and assessing risks to human health and the environment across the lifecycle of industrial chemicals.

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