Advisory Committee on the Environmental Management of Industrial Chemicals

Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
The Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management Standard (IChEMS) involves the establishment of the Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management Standard Advisory Committee (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. Statutory advisory structure

  • 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 statutory structure

  • 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 5 June 2024 4 June 2026
Member Prof. Derek Muir 5 June 2024 4 June 2026
Member Prof. Mark Taylor 5 June 2024 4 June 2026
Member Dr. Karl Bowles 5 June 2024 4 June 2028
Member Dr. Jenny Stauber 5 June 2024 4 June 2026
Member Dr. Carolyn Brumley 5 June 2024 4 June 2028
Member Dr. Frederic Leusch 5 June 2024 4 June 2028
Member Dr. Jacqueline Wright 5 June 2024 4 June 2028
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