This consultation closed on 15 June 2023
Consultation period4 May 2023 to 15 June 2023
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) is reviewing and updating the guidelines for determining a minor use, to ensure they remain fit-for-purpose in a modern regulatory environment.
The APVMA is seeking stakeholder feedback on the guidance in its current form and input into factors that should be considered during the update. The discussion paper provides background on the guidelines, the problem/opportunity, and the proposed update.
We invite written comment on the guidance in its current form and input into factors that should be considered during the update from 4 May 2023 to 15 June 2023.
Your feedback will help us to identify ways to improve the guidance for determining a minor use. The APVMA may follow up with you for further information about your submission.
Once the new guidelines are developed, we will hold a second round of consultation and stakeholders will have the opportunity to provide input on the new guidelines.
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).
Making a submission
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:
Director, Permits and Minor Use
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
GPO Box 3262
Sydney NSW 2001
The APVMA sought comments from interested stakeholders on the proposed update to the guidelines for determining a minor use, in a consultation that closed on 15 June 2023. This included consultation on the guidance in its current form and input into factors that should be considered during the update.
15 submissions were received from industry groups. A copy of these submissions, where consent to publish was provided is available on our website.
The APVMA is considering the submissions received as part of this consultation. The updated guidelines for determining a minor use will be released for final consultation in late 2023.