Consultation Regulation Impact Statements

A Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) is prepared for the purpose of consulting with interested parties. It incorporates all formal elements of a RIS, including a full cost benefit analysis. Interested parties are invited to comment on any aspect of the Consultation RIS. For example, interested parties could provide comment on whether the description of the problem captures the essence of the issues or to suggest other options that are viable that can address the problem. Interested parties are particularly encouraged to comment on the impacts of the options – both the costs and the benefits – and how the regulatory proposal will work in practice. Comments on the Consultation RIS will be included in a Final RIS for the information of decision-makers.

Each Consultation RIS is assessed by the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) and can only be released for public consultation when advice is received from OBPR that it complies with the COAG requirements for best practice regulation.


Open for Public Comment

There is one Consultation RIS currently open for public comment.

Application of Temperature Control Requirements Consultation RIS

This Consultation RIS considers whether the current application of the requirements for temperature control when replacing water heaters in private residences is having a measurable impact to the occurrence of scalding injuries and fatalities in Australia.

Responses to the questions contained within the RIS are invited until COB Friday 21 April 2017, and can be emailed to abcbris@abcb.gov.au. Please include the subject title "Application of General Temperature Control Requirements for Heated Water”.

NCIS Mains Water Scalding Fatalities in Australia

This report provides information about deaths reported to an Australian State or Territory between 01/01/2001 and 31/12/2013, where a person has died as a result of scalding caused by water sourced from a reticulated water supply.


Application of Temperature Control Requirements for Heated Water

Consultation RIS that considers the application of the requirements for temperature control when replacing water heaters in private residences. Read More

NCIS Mains Water Scalding Fatalities in Australia

Provides information on the number of deaths attributed to hot water scalding in Australia. Read More