National and international regulatory frameworks

National chemical management schemes and international agreements support the framework for regulating potentially harmful chemicals in NSW.

Four national regulators oversee assessment and registration schemes for specific types of chemicals.

National chemical management schemes and regulators

The Australian Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water has a role in chemicals management. This includes:

International chemicals agreements

Australia is a signatory to several international agreements which require stringent approaches to managing hazardous chemicals. These include:

More information on Australia's participation in international chemical agreements is available on the AICIS website.

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