In February 2012, the Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) will call for public submissions on a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) that analyses four options for reducing the security risks posed by a number of chemicals that can be used to make homemade explosives.
AGD is particularly interested in feedback from businesses, contractors, and cleaning services that import, manufacture, distribute, transport, handle or use products containing the following chemicals:
• Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)
• Ammonium perchlorate (NH4ClO4)
• Sodium chlorate (NaClO3)
• Sodium nitrate (NaNO3)
• Nitric acid (HNO3)
• Potassium nitrate (KNO3)
• Potassium chlorate (KClO3)
• Nitromethane (CH3NO2)
• Sodium perchlorate (NaClO4)
• Sodium azide (NaN3)
• Potassium perchlorate (KClO4)
AGD expects the RIS to be available for comment from 3 February to 30 March 2012.
For further information on the RIS, and details on how to make a submission, please refer to the AGD Chemical Security program website: www.chemicalsecurity.gov.au or call AGD on (02) 6141 2925 or (02) 6141 3012.