Dichlorvos Chemical Review - 9. Implementation
Review Process Workflow
Click on one of these tabs for more information about that phase in the review process. For more information about how each phase is conducted, please read the reconsideration process.
Work Plan Information
|Reconsideration Assessment Period||N/A|
|Scope||Scope document unavailable electronically|
|Timeframe||01 January 1996|
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Review process phases
|1||Nomination||Completed: 02 May 1995||More information on "1 - Nomination"|
|3||Scoping and work plan||Completed||More information on "3 - Scoping and work plan"|
|4||Notice of reconsideration||Completed|
|5||Assessment||Completed||More information on "5 - Assessment"|
|6||Draft regulatory measure||Completed: 30 June 2006||More information on "6 - Draft regulatory measure"|
|7||Consultation||Completed: 30 June 2008||More information on "7 - Consultation"|
|8||Regulatory decision||Completed: 01 March 2011||More information on "8 - Regulatory decision"|
|9||Implementation||In progress||More information on "9 - Implementation"|
In August 2012, the APVMA was made aware that dichlorvos products continue to be supplied into the marketplace accompanied by instructions for use that do not comply with the findings of the dichlorvos review.
We worked with product registrants and user groups interested in retaining the use of dichlorvos for grain protection by bulk handling companies. Discussions have focused on conducting new worker exposure studies while putting additional safety measures in place to mitigate the occupational health and safety risk.
As of March 2013, we suspended the use of six dichlorvos products based on their potential risk to worker occupational health and safety, and published a summary report outlining the work that led to this suspension action. The suspension has since encompassed one more product, but released one product that complies with the regulatory decision.
In February 2014, the suspension period was extended for an additional 12 months, as the concerns that formed the basis of the original suspension of label approvals and product registrations have not altered for these products.