Advisory Committee for the Environmental Management of Industrial Chemicals

Agriculture, Water and the Environment
The Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management Standard (IChEMS) involves the establishment of the Advisory Committee on the Environmental Management of Industrial Chemicals (IChEMS Advisory Committee). Under IChEMS, industrial chemicals in use or proposed for use in Australia will be assigned to a schedule 1-7 according to their level of concern to the environment, and appropriate risk management measures applied. The role of the IChEMS Advisory Committee is to provide expert advice to the minister on certain scheduling decisions. In particular, the Committee will provide advice on decisions that propose to restrict or ban a given industrial chemical. For such chemicals, the matters that the Committee will consider will include whether there is an essential use of the chemical in question, viable alternatives and the social or economic impacts of restricting or prohibiting the chemical’s use in Australia.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Act 2021

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    9

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Dr. Brian Richards 20 April 2022 20 April 2025
Member Ms. Tarah Hagen 20 April 2022 20 April 2024
Member Assoc. Prof. Sango Mahanty 20 April 2022 20 April 2024
Member Prof. Derek Muir 20 April 2022 20 April 2024
Member Dr. Jenny Stauber 20 April 2022 20 April 2024
Member Prof. Mark Taylor 20 April 2022 20 April 2024
Member Prof. Kerrie Wilson 20 April 2022 20 April 2024
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