Chemicals of Security Concern
Public Consultation - Toxic Chemicals of Security Concern
The Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) Chemical Security: Toxic Chemicals of Security Concern is now available for comment at www.chemicalsecurity.gov.au/ris.
The Australian Government is now seeking Australian businesses’ views on options to reduce the risk of toxic chemicals being used in terrorist attacks in Australia.
Chemicals are used by many Australian businesses and households. They are drivers of industrial and agricultural productivity, and contribute to advances in consumer products and medical treatments.
In the wrong hands, chemicals with legitimate everyday uses can be misused for malicious purposes. Australian governments are working with the community and industry to minimise these risks.
The RIS is relevant to importers, distributors, transporters, universities, hospitals, local councils, farmers, pest controllers, hardware stores and any other business that manufactures, handles or uses any of the 84 toxic chemicals of security concern.
The public consultation period is open until 27 August 2014.
For further information visit the website or email ChemicalSecurityRIS@ag.gov.au.
Have your say by making a submission at: www.chemicalsecurity.gov.au/ris
In the wrong hands,
chemicals with legitimate everyday uses can be misused for malicious purposes.
Australian governments are working with the community and industry to minimise
Complete an online
survey to provide feedback and help improve how Australian governments deal with
chemical security risks: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/chemicalsecurity
The survey can be
completed by members of the community, government agencies, local councils and
any business involved in import, processing, logistics or use of chemicals.