Regulatory Update #255

3 August 2017

Canberra industry sessions program released—registrations now open

The program is now available for the Canberra industry information and education sessions on 13-14 September 2017.

The industry sessions run over two days and will provide our clients and stakeholders the opportunity to connect with APVMA regulatory science services and hear about how new scientific developments and business reforms will impact our work.

Seats are limited so register now to secure you place.

Refreshed science pages on APVMA website

We have improved the science section of our website to help connect the dots between the science that underpins our decisions and how we regulate agvet chemicals in Australia.

We've restructured the content to make it easier to find what you're looking for and simplified the information about our regulatory science work.

We’ll also be bringing you monthly blog posts on current and emerging regulatory science issues and topics, including thoughts from our Chief Scientist, Dr Phil Reeves. Be sure to read his first blog post.

Shortlisting tender submissions for our permanent Armidale premises 

The tender process for procurement of APVMA’s permanent Armidale office by July 2019 is well underway. Expressions of interest (EOI) were advertised on the AusTender website and closed 28 July 2017.

The APVMA is now shortlisting submissions, providers will be invited to submit detailed proposals to provide 2,000 to 3,200 m² of office accommodation by July 2019.

Building capability in regulatory science

The first intake for the APVMA’s Accelerated Regulatory Science Program started their course this week. The program is the first of its kind in the Commonwealth and is designed to improve consistency across our regulatory operations. 

The course builds our regulatory science capability, with graduates receiving a Diploma of Government (Regulatory Science) upon completion.

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Annual returns of active constituents

It’s time to report your active constituent data for the 2016-17 financial year.

By law, all holders of approvals and registrations must report the amount of actives imported, manufactured or exported each financial year and retain records of this information for six years.

Reports for the 2016-17 financial year must be submitted by 30 September 2017.

Learn more and access the online reporting system.

Reminder—open for public consultation

We regularly seek input throughout chemical registration and review processes, as well as other operational and regulatory processes. We're currently seeking input on these two open consultations:

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Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
PO Box 6182
Kingston, Australian Capital Territory 2604

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