Updates to Module Descriptors

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has updated the following Module Descriptors to clarify the circumstances when particular modules should be applied.

The changes relate to:

  • removing reference to a residues module from the pathway ‘Apply for approval of an active constituent only’, as this module is relevant for product registration but not active constituent approval
  • providing for the application of a work health and safety Module 6.1 for the pathway ‘Apply to register a new product that contains an approved active constituent’ for agricultural products, but only where it is the first time the approved active constituent is being used in a product
  • clarifying the use of the finalisation modules when an application requires consideration of a number of modular assessment reports prepared as part of a previous application (either an Item 25 application or a previously refused or withdrawn application).

The Module Descriptors were designed to inform the APVMA and applicants on which modules should apply for different types of applications. Assessment fees and assessment periods are based on the modules and module levels recommended by the guideline. 

Any questions on the use of this guideline should be directed to enquiries@apvma.gov.au.

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