List of Recommendations

Recommendation 1

The committee recommends that the government and the Department continue to actively engage state and territory governments, particularly around planning for the adoption of the Register in their respective jurisdictions.

Recommendation 2

The committee recommends that the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment continue its engagement with industry stakeholders in the implementation of the ICEMR Bills, particularly with reference to the costrecovery arrangements and the role of AICIS.

Recommendation 3

The committee recommends that the Senate pass the bills.

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About this inquiry

The Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Bill would establish a national framework to manage the ongoing use, handling and disposal of industrial chemicals, in order to reduce impacts on the environment and limit people's exposure to industrial chemicals. The General, Customs and Excise bills would establish a cost recovery model to implement the national framework to make, vary and revoke scheduling decisions for industrial chemicals.