Consultation on proposed standards for managing four brominated flame retardants

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water is inviting feedback on proposed scheduling decisions for managing four chemicals of concern for the environment, these being brominated flame retardants used in textiles, electronics, and aircraft and automotive spare parts.

Consultation on the proposed scheduling decisions opened on 25 September 2023. These scheduling decisions will set national standards for four brominated flame-retardant chemicals:

  • decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE)
  • octabromodiphenyl ether (octaBDE)
  • pentabromodiphenyl ether (pentaBDE)
  • hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)

Feedback will help Australian governments and business to effectively manage the environmental risks of these chemicals while permitting essential industrial uses for public safety, economic and other purposes.

To make a submission, visit the consultation hub. Submissions close on 25 October 2023.

More information is available at Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management Standard.​​​

Published on: 27/09/2023