Australia | Consultation on draft legislation for the National Standard for Environmental Risk Management of Industrial Chemicals
Consultation is now open on a draft legislation package for the National Standard for Environmental Risk Management of Industrial Chemicals (the National Standard). Submissions can be made until 5pm 21 February 2020.
The National Standard has been developed by all Australian governments to efficiently and effectively manage the impacts of industrial chemicals on the environment, while providing consistent requirements for businesses across Australia.
The development of draft legislation for the National Standard builds on stakeholder consultation over a number of years and fulfils the shared commitment made by all Australian environment ministers.
The consultation package includes the draft Commonwealth legislation, examples of supporting instruments, and explanatory materials.
Stakeholder feedback is requested on the exposure draft package by 5pm 21 February 2020. Individuals and organisations can provide comments on all or parts of the package.
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