Feeback sought on the Draft National Code of Practice for Chemicals of Security Concern

The Attorney-General’s Department is seeking feedback on a Draft National Code of Practice for Chemicals of Security Concern

The code is a voluntary code, aimed at businesses that manage or use products containing chemicals that have been identified as potential ingredients for homemade explosives.

The aim of the code is to manage security risks surrounding the misuse of these everyday chemicals, some of which have been utilised by terrorists in attacks in Bali, London and Oslo. It will impact upon a wide range of industries and groups, including farmers, importers, manufacturers, transporters, universities, retailers and other industry sectors.

NGIA was consulted in the development of the Draft National Code following its submission on the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement “Chemical Security – Precursors to homemade explosives” in March 2012.

Feedback will help to ensure that the code is understandable and easily implemented by businesses.

Individuals have until 1 March 2013 to submit their feedback and this can be done via the Chemical Security website www.chemicalsecurity.gov.au