Regulatory Update #275

10 August 2018

Watch the APVMAs permanent Armidale office take shape

You can now watch construction progress on our permanent office in Armidale with time-lapse footage available on our YouTube channel.

The developer, Stirloch Group, began clearing the site at 102 Taylor Street and 91 Beardy Street in April. Since then, the basement has been excavated, the concrete foundations laid, and walls are now being erected.

The APVMA will lease part of the building from the Stirloch Group after construction is completed in mid-2019.

View the time-lapse video of the construction.

Learn more about our relocation to Armidale.

Meeting with the next generation of agribusiness leaders at UNE Farming Futures expo

On Friday 3 August we took part in the University of New England's Farming Futures Expo in Armidale.

We met with many great young minds at the event, discussing career opportunities with our agency and the importance of science in agribusiness.

More information about APVMA careers can be found on our website

Your chance to provide feedback on crop-group extrapolations

We want your feedback on crop-group extrapolations for data and risk assessments conducted in representative crops or commodities.

This work will enable industry to focus their studies and trials to specific representative crops, using this data to apply for registered uses for all crops within a crop-group.

Ultimately, this will help to reduce the cost of bringing additional uses to the Australian market and will provide industry with better access to safe and effective agvet chemicals. 

The proposed method for crop-extrapolations is available now on our website. Submit your feedback before close of business on 5 October 2018.

Reminder: Annual return of active constituents

It’s time to report your active constituent data for the 2017–18 financial year.

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

Reports for 2017–18 financial year must be submitted by 30 September 2018.

Learn more and access the online reporting system.

Building capability in regulatory science 

Twenty seven staff graduated this month from our Accelerated Regulatory Science Training program, receiving a nationally-accredited Diploma of Government (Regulatory Science). 

The first of its kind for the Australian Government, this program is improving consistency across our regulatory operations and building our regulatory science capability.

The program also reflects the needs and challenges faced by industry and is supported by industry groups and companies including Croplife, Animal Medicines Australia, the Veterinary Manufacturers & Distributors Association, Bayer, Nufarm and BASF.

Reminder—open for public consultation

We regularly seek input throughout our chemical registration and review processes, and other operational and regulatory processes. We are currently asking for input on the following open consultations:

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  • Phone our general enquiries number: +61 2 6210 4701
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    Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
    PO Box 6182
    Kingston, Australian Capital Territory 2604

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