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Nystar Port Pirie Pty Ltd
ABN 31 008 046 428
T +61 8 8638 1500
F +61 8 8638 1550
PO Box 219
Port Pirie SA 5540
27 July 2012
Department of Health and Ageing
GPO Box 9848
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Any manual would need to be in a format that would be updated regularly. For example, on the internet with email updates to stakeholders. The manual should also provide information on the linkages with international requirements, such as the European Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code.
Options A2 and A3
A national and coordinated approach to chemical regulation would benefit Nyrstar because it has operations in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. A national approach would enable Nyrstar to operate one compliance system, rather than three. It is anticipated that South Australia will legislate to adopt the national model Work Health and Safety legislation.
Options F1 and F2
Nyrstar is based in Europe. The increased utilisation of risk assessments undertaken for the European Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) would reduce the duplication of effort in managing compliance with two regulatory systems. Better alignment of categories and data requirements would also benefit Nyrstar.
There are inconsistencies between the Australian Dangerous Goods Code Road and Rail, and:
- The Globally Harmonised System of classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS); and
- The International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code.
Resolution of these inconsistencies would streamline Nyrstar’s compliance management requirements.
Please contact me if you require further information.
Senior Projects Officer
06/08/2012 - Content has been approved by Graeme Barden, (AS position number - 20016882).
Assistant Secretary responsible for content - Graeme Barden, (AS position number - 20016882).