The Chemicals Management Branch lead national work to establish and implement the Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management Standard (IChEMS) and coordinate the Australian Government’s approach to contamination issues, including support for the National PFAS Taskforce. The branch provide environmental risk assessments and advice on chemical contamination (including PFAS), biotechnology, Antimicrobial Resistance, and Genetically Modified Organisms and undertake environmental risk assessments of new and existing industrial chemicals. The Chemicals Management Branch build international & domestic chemicals networks and lift regulatory science capability.

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