Public consultation—Reconsideration of 2,4-D

24 October 2019

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has released the Proposed Regulatory Decisions and Review Technical Report for the reconsideration of 2,4-D.

“We make decisions based on credible scientific evidence and have been taking progressive action on 2,4-D for many years,” said APVMA Chief Executive Officer, Dr Chris Parker.

“It’s important to get the science right, and with the publication of the APVMA spray drift management guidelines earlier this year the proposed regulatory decisions for 2,4-D can now be finalised.

“The release of the Proposed Regulatory Decisions opens the three month consultation period.”

Once the consultation period has ended and the final regulatory decision has been published, the APVMA will provide holders with guidance on what they need to do to comply with the outcome of the chemical review.

“In the meantime users should continue to follow the APVMA issued permits PER87174 and PER87451.”

Consultation on this report

Interested parties can make a submission during the consultation period (24 October 2019 to 31 January 2020).

More information about the review and consultation process can be found on the APVMA website.

Further information: Brendan Wright | Assistant Director, Communications, Parliamentary and Coordination | 0467 726 486 |

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