This consultation closed on 18 October 2022
Consultation period20 September 2022 to 18 October 2022
The APVMA is proposing to amend the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code (Agricultural Active Constituents) Standards 2022 (the Active Standards), via an amending instrument. This will be the first amendment to the Active Standards since they were established as a legislative instrument on 10 February 2022.
Under regulation 8AF of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations (the Agvet Code Regulations), the APVMA must publish a notice of its intention to establish a standard under section 6E in the APVMA Gazette and on the website. The draft standard must also be published on the website, and a period not less than 28 days must be allowed for comment on the proposed standard.
This amending instrument proposes the following changes to the Active Standards:
- Addition of standards for a number of new active constituents
- Amendment of a number of existing active constituent standards
- Incorporation of the APVMA guidance document on validation of analytical methods by reference
- Incorporation by reference of a proposed new guidance document on analysis of polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans in technical active constituents
Links to the relevant legislative references are provided below:
In accordance with regulation 8AF of the Agvet Code Regulations, the APVMA therefore invites any person to make written submissions on the proposed standard. In addition, the APVMA invites written submissions on the proposed guidance document on the analysis of polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans in technical active constituents.
Submissions must be received by the APVMA by 18 October 2022 and be directed to the contact listed below.
Please note that submissions will be published on the APVMA’s website unless you have asked for the submission to remain confidential (see public submission coversheet).
How to make a submission
Please lodge your submission with a public submission coversheet, which provides options for how your submission will be published.
Note that all APVMA documents are subject to the access provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and may be required to be released under that Act should a request for access be made.
Please send your written submission and coversheet by email or by post to:
Director Chemistry and Manufacture
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
GPO Box 3262
Sydney NSW 2001
The APVMA sought comments from interested stakeholders on the proposed first amending instrument for the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code (Agricultural Active Constituents) Standards 2022, in a consultation that closed on 18 October 2022. This included consultation on a proposed new guidance document on analysis of polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans to be incorporated into the legislative instrument by reference.
One submission was received from an industry group. A copy of this submission is available on our website.
The APVMA has considered the submission received as part of this consultation and the final version of the amending instrument and the consolidated instrument, as well as the final version of the new guidance document will be published shortly.