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Regulatory update #249
Kareena Arthy resigns as APVMA CEO
On Friday 21 April the APVMA issued a statement to inform clients and stakeholders that Kareena Arthy would be resigning from the position of Chief Executive Officer at the APVMA. After four years with the agency, Ms Arthy has made the difficult decision to take up a new opportunity as Deputy Director General in ACT Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate.
Ms Arthy’s resignation is effective from 31 May 2017. The future leadership of the APVMA is a matter for the Deputy Prime Minister.
The APVMA thanks Ms Arthy for her strong leadership and commitment to regulatory excellence.
Guide to completing an online application
We have new guidance material to assist applicants when completing an online application. The guide was developed following feedback provided by our clients at the 2016 industry events and incorporates suggestions from our usability review of APVMA Online services and www.apvma.gov.au. Thanks to everyone who took part in the review and provided the feedback we needed to improve our services and guidance material.
Check out the guide and let us know how we might continue to improve our online information. You can provide your comments through the ‘feedback’ link on the bottom of each webpage or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well done industry—Trifluralin complies
The APVMA Compliance and Monitoring team are very pleased with recent testing results for trifluralin active and registered chemical products containing trifluralin.
In December 2016, APVMA inspectors undertook random sampling of trifluralin active constituents and trifluralin products across Victoria. Samples were obtained from agricultural chemical manufacturers and submitted to an authorised laboratory for chemical analysis.
The results show that the trifluralin active constituents comply with the APVMA Standard for both active and impurity concentrations. The testing also confirms that the concentration of active constituent in the registered chemical products complies with the particulars detailed in the APVMA Register.
In line with the APVMA’s Annual Compliance Plan 2016–17 we will soon commence sampling and testing of meloxicam and fipronil samples.
Once again, well done industry on this excellent result!
Scheduling Policy Framework Review open for consultation
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is seeking comments from interested parties on the review of the Scheduling Policy Framework and reforms to advertising of pharmacist-only medicines (Schedule 3 substances). Consultation closes Friday 28 April 2017.
Visit the TGA website to view the Schedule Policy Framework Review consultation paper and make a formal submission. Any questions about submissions should be directed to the TGA's Regulatory Reforms team at email@example.com
Reminder—open for public consultation
- Proposed registration of Talinor Herbicide containing the active constituent bicyclopyrone—to 2 May 2017
- Fluopyram and trifloxystrobin in the product Luna Sensation Fungicide for use on apples and pears—to 9 May 2017
- Proposed use of Nufarm Digger Fungicide on wine grapes—to 9 May 2017
- Proposed registration of Rat X Non Toxic Rodenticide containing Corn Gluten Meal—to 16 May 2017
- Proposal to amend Schedule 20 of the revised Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code—to 16 May 2017