Malathion proposed regulatory decision

This consultation closed on 23 February 2023

Consultation period

22 November 2022 to 23 February 2023

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) invites written submissions on the proposed regulatory decision and the draft statement of reasons in relation to the reconsideration of malathion, which were published in a Special Gazette on 22 November 2022.

The APVMA is able to consider submissions in relation to the statutory criteria that must be satisfied in order for the APVMA to affirm the malathion approvals and registrations. These are:

  • safety, including:
    • occupational health and safety
    • public health
    • environmental safety
  • efficacy and target crop safety
  • trade, including residues in food
  • labelling, including the adequacy of instructions for use on the label.

All submissions related to these matters will be considered by the APVMA prior to finalisation of the reconsideration and publication of the final regulatory decision.

When making your submission:

  • clearly identify the issue and state your point of view
  • give reasons for your comments, supporting them, if possible, with relevant scientific information and indicating the source of the information you have used.

Please structure your comments in a numbered form, referring each point to the relevant section in the Draft Statement of Reasons or Malathion Review Technical Report.

Electronic submissions to the APVMA are preferred.

When making a submission please include:

  • contact name
  • company or group name (if relevant)
  • postal address
  • email address
  • the date you made the submission.

Please note: Submissions will be published on the APVMA website unless you have asked for the submission to remain confidential (see public submission coversheet).

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.

Note that all submissions received are subject to legislative requirements, including the Freedom of Information Act 1982, the Privacy Act 1988 and the Agvet Code.

The closing date for submissions is 23 February 2023.

Submissions or requests for further information can be sent to:

Chemical Review
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
GPO BOX 3262
Sydney NSW 2001

Telephone: +61 2 6770 2400

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