All Australian governments are working together to strengthen chemicals management laws to protect our land, air, and water.
The Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management Standard – or IChEMS – has been established to help industry and governments manage the environmental risks of chemicals.
IChEMS is a national approach to managing industrial chemical use, storage, handling, and disposal to help protect the environment, reduce pollution, and deliver more consistent regulation.
IChEMS has been established by the Commonwealth’s Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Act 2021.
The Tasmanian government has signed a national agreement to adopt the IChEMS Register into the Tasmanian regulatory framework thereby ensuring a nationally consistent approach to the environmental management of industrial chemicals.
The aim is for jurisdictions to adopt and implement IChEMS into their regulatory frameworks from late 2022.
NRE Tas has responsibility for introducing the state based legislation to incorporate IChEMS into Tasmania’s regulatory framework.
More information about IChEMS including latest news, public consultation processes and a link to the Commonwealth's legislation can be found at the Australian Government’s Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water website.