This content is current only at the time of printing. This document was printed on 8 February 2023. A current copy is located at https://apvma.gov.au/node/957
How we make decisions
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) can make guidelines under section 6A of the Agvet Code in relation to decisions we make. If we make guidelines under section 6A of the Agvet Code we must have regard to them when performing our functions or exercising our powers. Current 6A guidelines are listed below.
Section 6A guidelines
Section 6A of the Agvet Code states that we may make written guidelines for performing our functions and exercising our powers under the Agvet Code and the Agvet Code Regulations.
Infringement Notice Guideline
This guideline is intended to provide the public with a synopsis of the legislative provisions relevant to infringement notices, information about the APVMA’s functions and powers in relation to infringement notices, as well as linking relevant APVMA contact points and fact sheets.
Overarching principles and processes for the effective and efficient regulation of agricultural and veterinary chemical products
This guideline outlines our principles and processes for effective and efficient regulation of chemical products and their constituents.
Approvals and registrations
Relates to approvals and registrations and covers preliminary assessments, determining applications (including the information we take into account), restrictions on our power to approve or register, conditions on approvals and registrations, and notices of proposed decisions.
Preliminary assessment guideline
Information about what we mean by, and what we take into account in conducting a preliminary assessment.
Relates to issuing permits and covers applying for permits and what we take into account in determining permit applications. It also covers the conditions we impose on permits and the duration and extension of permits.
Relates to issuing licences and covers exemptions from licensing, the process of applying for and determining applications for licences, the particulars and conditions of licences, and suspensions and cancellations of licences.
Covers the circumstances in which we will recategorise an application.
Covers the circumstances in which we will consider altering applications, and how we will obtain consent.
Section 159 in the context of applications under the Agvet code
This guideline sets out our principles and processes in relation to performing our functions and exercising our powers relating to the operation of section 159 of the Agvet Code.
Limits on use of information
Relates to our powers under Division 4A of Part 2 of the Agvet Code and covers general rules concerning limits on use of information and the exceptions to the limits on use of information.
Reconsidering approvals and registrations
Relates to reconsidering approvals and registrations and covers initiating reconsiderations, giving notice and obtaining information for the purposes of the reconsideration, and the process of reconsideration
Varying relevant particulars and conditions
Relates to varying relevant particulars and conditions and covers applications for variation of relevant particulars and conditions of approvals and registrations, and variation on our own initiative.
The purpose of this Guideline is to set out, for agricultural chemical products, formulation types recognised by the APVMA pursuant to reg 3 of the Agvet Regulations.