Chemical review of neonicotinoids

This consultation closed on 3 February 2020

Consultation period

19 November 2019 to 3 February 2020

The APVMA, in accordance with Part 2, Division 4, of the Agvet Code, has commenced a reconsideration of certain neonicotinoid active constituent approvals, product registrations, and associated label approvals on the basis of potential risks to the environment and to ensure safety instructions on products meet contemporary standards.

The matters the APVMA is reconsidering and the work plan developed for the purposes of the reconsideration are outlined in detail in the Gazette of 19 November 2019. More information on the active constituents, product registrations, and label approvals that are being reconsidered are also included in the Gazette of 19 November 2019.

The APVMA invites written submissions from any person about the matters it is reconsidering. More details about how to make a submission are outlined below.

Making a submission

At this time, the APVMA invites written submissions about:

  • the matters being reconsidered, and
  • the reasons for the reconsideration.

Submissions specifically addressing the areas of concern noted in the review scope document must be in writing.

Preparing your submission

When preparing your submission, the APVMA prefers you to:

  • clearly identify the issue and clearly state your point of view
  • give reasons for your comments, supporting them with relevant scientific information and indicating the source of the information you have used.

Electronic submissions are preferred; all electronic submissions to the APVMA will be acknowledged via email.

When making a submission please include:

  • contact name
  • company or group name (if relevant)
  • email or postal address
  • the date you made the submission.

Note that all submissions received are subject to legislation, including the Freedom of Information Act 1982, the Privacy Act 1988 and the Agvet Code. In providing your submission to the APVMA, you agree to the APVMA publicly disclosing your submission in whole or summary form. The contents of any submission will not be treated as confidential commercial information.

The closing date for submissions is 3 February 2020.

Submissions can be sent to:

Chemical Review
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
GPO Box 3262
Phone: +61 2 6770 2400

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