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Consultation: Proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard (sodium nitrite) - Joint ACMS/ACCS #28, June 2021

5 May 2021

We have changed the way to make submissions.

Submissions now should be provided through our consultation hub. Any submission about any of the proposals to amend the Poisons Standard will be considered at the next meeting of the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS), meeting of the Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling (ACCS), or a joint meeting of these two committees.

This consultation closes on 27 May 2021.

3 Proposed amendments referred for scheduling advice to the Joint ACMS-ACCS #28

3.3 Sodium nitrite

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Consultation documents

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Contents

  • 3 Proposed amendments referred for scheduling advice to the Joint ACMS-ACCS #28
    • 3.3 Sodium nitrite
      • Support services and information sources
      • Alternative names
      • CAS Number
      • Applicant
      • Current scheduling
      • Proposed scheduling
      • Key uses / expected use
      • Reasons for proposal
      • Australian regulations
      • International regulations
  • 4 How to respond
  • 5 What will happen
  • 6 Enquiries