Draft COP for Chemicals of Security Concern
Feedback from industry sought on the draft National Code of Practice for Chemicals of Security Concern
The Australian Government and state and territory governments have decided to pursue a voluntary code of practice for businesses that manage, handle or use products containing 11 chemicals identified as having the potential to be used to make homemade explosives.
This code will affect importers, manufacturers, transporters, universities, farmers, hardware stores, hairdressers and any other businesses or industry sectors that manage, handle or use any of these chemicals.
Governments do not want these chemicals getting into the wrong hands and Australian businesses play a critical role in achieving that by managing security risks as part of good business practice.
The Attorney-General's Department is looking to these businesses and the community to provide direct feedback on the draft code. Feedback will feed directly into the revision of the draft code to ensure that it can be easily understood and effectively used by businesses.
You can submit your feedback until 1 March 2013. To download the draft code of practice and for details on how to submit your feedback, visit www.chemicalsecurity.gov.au/PublicConsultation
Would like to draw to the Australian Rocketry community this DRAFT Code of Practice which is out for public comments until March 1st 2013 above. It should be noted that one of the 11 chemicals of concern is Ammonium Perchlorate (AP) in the following concentrations;
(a) in aqueous solution containing 10% or higher of ammonium perchlorate; or
(b) in a form other than aqueous solution, at a concentration of 65% or higher.
Can one of our Australian Rocketry Community technical experts on AP advise us all whether this includes Ammonium Perchlorate Composite Propellant so we can all make appropriate feedback as a group? With things like this everyone needs to be on the same page.