Annual Report 2015–16—Glossary

2015–16 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.
active constituent The component of a pesticide or veterinary medicine product that is responsible for its physiological or pharmacological action.
adverse experience Any undesirable experience arising from the use of a chemical; adverse experiences may affect human or animal health, the environment or other factors.
agvet Agricultural and veterinary.
antibiotic Substances produced by micro-organisms that are antagonistic in high dilution to the growth and viability of other micro-organisms.
applicant A person or company who applies to the APVMA to register a pesticide or veterinary chemical for use in Australia.
approved label A label that is approved and complies with the relevant particulars recorded in the relevant APVMA file for the label.
compliance Compliance with any applicable agvet law
See also 
non-compliance.
cost recovery Fees and charges relating to the provision of government goods and services (including regulation) to the private and other non-government sectors of the economy.
extension of use The agreed use of a pesticide or veterinary chemical for a purpose other than those specified on the original label. Registered products must be used only for purposes that are specified on the label, and the APVMA must grant permission for any extensions of use.
good manufacturing practice A means of ensuring that veterinary chemical products are consistently manufactured in a safe and clean environment, by specified methods, under adequate supervision, with effective quality control procedures. This ensures that the finished product meets the standards of safety, identity, strength, quality and purity that it is represented to possess.
licence Authority to manufacture pesticides or veterinary medicines according to s. 123 of the Agvet Code.
maximum residue limit The maximum concentration of a residue, resulting from the registered use of an agricultural or veterinary chemical that is legally permitted or recognised as acceptable in or on food.
maximum residue limit standard A list of agvet chemicals and the corresponding residue levels of these chemicals that are permitted in food and animal feed.
minor use A use that would not produce sufficient economic return to an applicant to meet the cost of registering the product for that use.
nanotechnology The design, characterisation and application of materials engineered at a molecular (nanometre-scale) level.
non-compliance Non-compliance with any applicable agvet law. Non-compliance may include the sale and use of unregistered products, supply of restricted products to unauthorised users, unapproved labels, unfounded claims in advertising or other media, or active constituents that do not conform to APVMA standards.
non-target Crops, plants or animals that are not the target of the chemical, but may be affected by its use. See also spray drift.
pesticides Substances or mixtures of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest; also known as agricultural chemical products.
registrant A person or company who registers a pesticide or veterinary medicine product for use in Australia.
registration Official recognition that a pesticide or veterinary medicine is safe and will work when used according to the label. Before an agricultural or veterinary chemical product can be legally supplied, sold or used in Australia, it must be registered by the APVMA.
Regulatory guidelines A set of guidelines that provide details of how the relevant agvet legislation is enacted by the APVMA, and how agvet chemicals can be registered in Australia.
release for supply Release for supply is a step of manufacture that involves a comprehensive review of batch and related records to ensure that all the necessary procedures have been followed, all equipment calibrated, and all raw materials (including packaging), intermediate and finished product complies with specifications.
spray drift The movement of airborne spray droplets or particles from the spray nozzle beyond the intended target area by wind and/or air currents to an area not intended to be treated.
statutory time The legislatively prescribed timeframes in which the APVMA must process applications for registration.

 

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