Public Release Summary on the evaluation of the new active constituent hydrogen cyanide in the products Bluefume Fumigant and Bluefume-D Fumigant

This consultation closed on 14 February 2023

Consultation period

17 January 2023 to 14 February 2023

The APVMA is considering an application for registration of the products Bluefume Fumigant and Bluefume-D Fumigant, each containing 976 g/kg of the new active constituent hydrogen cyanide, as a liquid vapouriser (LV) formulation. The products are intended for use as an indoor fumigant for the control of beetles, weevils, borers, moths, mites, cockroaches and rodents in empty structures. Only fumigators authorised under state and territory legislation who also complete the applicant’s product stewardship program can purchase or use these products.  

We invite comment from 17 January 2023 to 14 February 2023 on whether approval of the active constituent and registration of the product should be granted.

The APVMA is able to consider comments relating to the legislative grounds, including:

  • occupational health and safety
  • public health
  • residues and trade
  • chemistry and manufacture
  • environmental safety
  • efficacy.

Download the Public Release Summary on the evaluation of Bluefume Fumigant and Bluefume-D Fumigant.

For more information see page 3, APVMA Special Gazette, 17 January 2023.

Please note: submissions will be published on the APVMA’s website, unless you have asked for the submission to remain confidential, or if the APVMA chooses at its discretion not to publish any submissions received (refer to the public consultation coversheet).

Please lodge your submission using the public consultation 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 post to:

Email: enquiries@apvma.gov.au

Post:

Case Management and Administration Unit
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
GPO Box 3262
Sydney NSW 2001

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