Regulatory update #188

26 May 2014

Regulatory guidelines now available

Following the recent public consultation the draft regulatory guidelines have now been finalised. The revised guidelines are also available from our homepage and will come into place from 1 July 2014.

A range of changes have been made following the consultation, relating to both the content in the guidelines and the way it can be found and navigated. An overview of the changes is available on our website and we thank everyone who took the time to make submissions and provide us with feedback.

The guidelines have been designed to make the information you need easier to find, and we will continue to improve them. If you have any feedback, questions or concerns at any time, please let us know.

For more information about the guidelines and on getting ready for the changes from 1 July 2014—including training, frequently asked question and new application and payment tools, please visit our website.

APVMA releases fenthion review for final phase of consultation

The APVMA has released the preliminary review findings for the review of the insecticide fenthion and has proposed changes to the use and safety directions of fenthion products.

The APVMA proposes to cancel certain pest control products (including a cattle lice control product) and delete all horticultural uses except post-harvest treatment of inedible peel fruits. The proposal is open for public consultation until 22 August 2014.

Pre-application assistance—new tool released

If you are seeking assistance with an application you intend to submit after 1 July 2014, you can now apply online through the APVMA portal.

Features of the new tool include:

  • the ability to upload supporting information
  • an online payment facility
  • a system generated reference number
  • your details are pre-filled if you are logged in to the portal.

Reminder—open for public consultation

The APVMA is currently seeking comment on:


Advice Summaries published since last issue are listed below. For a complete list and further information, please refer to the Advice Summaries content on our website.

  • Macpherson Tribenuron-Methyl 750 WG Herbicide
  • Yates Buffalopro Weed'n'feed
  • Quantum Blue 5 G
  • Terbyne Xtreme 875 WG Herbicide
  • Unity 240 EW Herbicide
  • Fluxia 750 Herbicide
  • Maxforce Fusion Cockroach Gel

Application Summaries are updated weekly. For a complete list, please refer to the Application Summaries content on our website.

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