Hazardous Substances Advisory Committee (HSAC)

The HSAC provides expert, objective advice on the science behind hazardous chemicals.

The Hazardous Substances Advisory Committee (HSAC) provides expert advice on how to protect the environment, and human health via the environment, from potentially hazardous substances and articles, including nanomaterials.

HSAC is the successor body to the Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances (ACHS). ACHS was abolished on 22 July 2012, with the coming into force of the Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances (Abolition) Order 2012 (Statutory Instrument No 2012/1923).

Terms of reference

Terms of reference (last updated May 2012)

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Membership

Membership details

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Code of practice

Code of practice

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Meetings

Meetings are open to the public. Please contact us if you would like to attend.

An agenda and papers for the meeting will be published here a few days before each meeting.

Provisional dates:

  • 12 June 2018
  • 11 September 2018
  • 11 December 2018

Minutes and papers

For minutes of previous meetings including for ACHS and other documents, please see The National Archives webpages.

Publications

Contact details

chemicals.strategy@defra.gsi.gov.uk