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Chemicals nominated and prioritised for reconsideration
Identifying and nominating particular chemicals for review is an ongoing process. The APVMA regularly assesses chemicals nominated for review to ensure the highest risks are being targeted based on up-to-date information.
During 2015 the APVMA conducted extensive consultation with the public, industry and federal and state government agencies to seek input on prioritising a list of 19 chemicals, or types of chemicals, the APVMA had identified for review.
Following consultation, five chemicals have now been prioritised for detailed scoping prior to commencement of any reconsideration of the regulatory action. The remainder are prioritised for reconsideration after the first five have been commenced.
Details and key issues in relation to the five we have prioritised, plus the full list we consulted on, are below.
Before the formal review commences, the APVMA will undertake a range of preparatory work, including:
- determining the detailed scope of each review
- development of a work plan setting out expected milestone completion dates
- holding discussions with industry and user groups to ensure that all relevant information is received by the APVMA before the commencement of the review.
|Priority||Chemical||Reasons for reconsideration||Status|
||Detailed scoping to commence in 2017|
|2||Second generation anti-coagulant rodenticides||
|3||Cyanazine and simazine||
|5||Metal phosphides (only those used for grain treatment)||
||Priority to be re-evaluated by December 2017|
1 Public health includes a consideration of mammalian toxicology and the risk to people from exposure to residues in food.
2 Worker safety includes a consideration of mammalian toxicology and the risk to people using chemical products, re-entering treated areas and handling treated materials.
3 Environmental safety includes a consideration of ecotoxicology, environmental fate and the risk to organisms from exposure to chemicals in the environment during use and remaining in the environment after use.
ADI Acceptable daily intake
ARfD Acute reference dose
EFSA European Food Safety Authority
EU European Union
JMPR The Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues
MRL Maximum residue limit
PPE Personal protective equipment
REI Re-entry interval