I want to vary the use of a product to include a new crop, animal species or situation

Varying the use of an agricultural or veterinary chemical product to include a new use is also known as an ‘extension of use’. This variation is made via:

  • Item 11 – full assessment fixed fee application
  • Item 12 – no data of a technical nature is required—this application type is used when risks are equivalent to a registered product not subject to data protection
  • Item 14 – technical modular application—all applications not described in any of items 11 to 13A.

Most ‘extension of use’ variations are likely to be made as Item 14 applications.

This guidance does not consider an extension of use where the variation is to extend the use from commercial use to domestic use in the home or home garden.

Definitions for food crop, non-food crop, non-food situations, food-producing animal species, and non-food producing animal species (companion animals) are listed in the APVMA’s Definition of terms.

Note: Food producing crops include any crop that is consumed in Australia by humans or livestock. This includes pasture and forage crops which are grown specifically for the purpose of being grazed.

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Varying the use of an agricultural or veterinary chemical product to include a new use is also known as an ‘extension of use’. This variation is made via:

  • Item 11 – full assessment fixed fee application
  • Item 12 – no technical assessment is required
  • Item 14 – technical modular application—all applications not described in any of items 11 to 13A.

Most ‘extension of use’ variations are likely to be made as Item 14 applications.

This guidance does not consider an extension of use where the variation is to extend the use from commercial use to domestic use in the home or home garden.

Note: Food producing crops include any crop that is consumed in Australia by humans or livestock. This includes pasture and forage crops which are grown specifically for the purpose of being grazed.

Legislation

Framework

The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act establishes the APVMA as an independent statutory authority of the Commonwealth, responsible for the regulation and control of agvet chemicals in Australia up to the point of retail sale. This Act contains all of the internal details of the establishment of and the functions and powers of the APVMA. It also contains provisions controlling the import and export of chemicals.

The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Act contains the constitutional and other legal provisions that enable the Agvet Code to have effect.

The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act, among other things, contains the detailed provisions allowing the APVMA to evaluate, approve or register and review active constituents and agricultural and veterinary chemical products (and their associated labels); and to issue permits and to license the manufacture of chemical products. It also contains provisions for controls to regulate the supply of chemical products; and provisions ensuring compliance with, and for the enforcement of, the code.

The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995 prescribe detailed provisions of the Agvet Code.

The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code (Application Requirements) Instrument 2014 sets out the information that must be contained in, or accompany an, application under the Agvet Code.

Section 6A of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act states that the APVMA may make guidelines. The APVMA has a number of guidelines which fall under this, for example:

Statutory criteria

In addressing the criteria, the applicant may provide information, or valid scientific argument that might address a specific criterion. The following sections of the Agvet Code provide definitions for meeting the criteria:

An active constituent or chemical product meets the safety criteria if use of the constituent or product, in accordance with any instructions approved, or to be approved, by the APVMA for the constituent or product or contained in an established standard:

a) is not, or would not be, an undue hazard to the safety of people exposed to it during its handling or people using anything containing its residues; and
b) is not, or would not be, likely to have an effect that is harmful to human beings; and
c) is not, or would not be, likely to have an unintended effect that is harmful to animals, plants or things or to the environment.

To satisfy the S5A criteria, the APVMA considers chemistry and manufacture, toxicology (including poison scheduling, residues, work health and safety, environment and target safety).

A chemical product meets the efficacy criteria if use of the product, in accordance with instructions approved, or to be approved, by the APVMA for the product or contained in an established standard, is, or would be, effective according to criteria determined by the APVMA by legislative instrument.

A chemical product meets the trade criteria if use of the product, in accordance with instructions approved, or to be approved, by the APVMA or contained in an established standard, does not, or would not, unduly prejudice trade or commerce between Australia and places outside Australia.

In approving a label for a container for chemical products, the APVMA must be satisfied that the label contains adequate instructions. This allows the APVMA to ensure that the risks of using the agvet chemical product are adequately mitigated through appropriate instructions.

The APVMA’s Agricultural Labelling Code and Veterinary Labelling Code also contain further labelling requirements that ensure a standard layout, eligibility and further help in mitigating the risk of using agvet chemical products when used in accordance with the label instructions.

Varying relevant particulars and conditions

The APVMA must vary the relevant particulars or conditions if it is satisfied application requirements and statutory criteria have been met (Section 29 of the Agvet Code).

Section 20(1)(c) of the Agvet Code defines relevant particulars in relation to the registration of a chemical product as:

  • the distinguishing number
  • any instructions for the use of the product
  • any other particulars prescribed by the regulations.

Other particulars for chemical products prescribed by the regulations are:

(a)  the distinguishing name of the chemical product
(b)  the constituents of the chemical product
(c)  the concentration of each constituent of the chemical product
(d)  if possible, the composition and purity of each active constituent of the chemical product
(da)  the formulation type for the chemical product
(db)  the net contents for the chemical product
(e)  identifying information for the holder of the registration of the chemical product
(g)  the name of each manufacturer of the chemical product
(h)  the address of each site at which the chemical product is manufactured by the manufacturer
(j)  the date of entry of these particulars in the Register of Chemical Products
(k)  identifying information for any nominated agent for the registration.

The Agvet Code defines particulars in relation to approval of a label as:

(i) the name of the person who applied for the approval as the holder of the approval
(ii) the name of any nominated agent for the approval
(iii) the distinguishing number
(iv) the instructions and any particulars that are to be contained on the label
(iva) any other particulars prescribed by the regulations
(v) any conditions of the approval imposed by the APVMA.

Other particulars for labels prescribed by the regulations are:

Regulation 17(1)

a) the appropriate signal words required by the current Poisons Standard
b) the name of the chemical product that is to appear on a label for containers of the chemical product
c) the name of each active constituent of the product
d) the proportion of each active constituent of the product
e) the name of each constituent for the product that is

a. not an active constituent; and
b. classified as a poison in the current Poisons Standard

f) the proportion of each constituent referred to in paragraph (e)
g) the net contents of the product
h) particulars determined by the APVMA CEO under subregulation (2).

Regulation 17(2)

For paragraph 6(2)(c) of the Act, the APVMA CEO may determine additional particulars to be placed on a label for a product.

Regulation 17(3)

a) identifying information for the holder of the approval
b) identifying information for any nominated agent for the approval
c) the distinguishing name of the chemical product that is prescribed under paragraph 16(a) and entered in the Register
d) the distinguishing number of the chemical product that is entered in the Register.

Conditions are:

a) the conditions prescribed by the regulations (whether or not the conditions are prescribed at the time the constituent, product or label is approved or registered); and
b) any conditions imposed on the approval or registration as the APVMA thinks appropriate.

Application requirements

Section 8A of the Agvet Code provides the definition of 'meets the application requirements'.

Parts 2 and 4 of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code (Application Requirements) Instrument sets out the information that must be contained in, or accompany an, application under the Agvet Code.

Guidelines

6A of the Agvet Code states that the APVMA may make written guidelines for performing its functions and exercising its powers under this Code.

The APVMA has designed guidelines to help inform the APVMA and applicants as to the modules, data and information that will apply for different types of applications. The guidelines are not the law. The APVMA will have regard to it, but from time to time may depart from it when determining the modules, data and information are necessary for a particular application. The APVMA has a number of guidelines which fall under this, for example:

Applications may be withdrawn

Section 8D of the Agvet Code states that at any time after the application is made and before it is determined, the applicant may withdraw it by giving the APVMA written notice of the withdrawal signed by the applicant.

Timeframe and fees

A technical variation is a modular application type, therefore the fees and timeframe are variable according to the assessments necessary. Legislative timeframes commence once the application has passed preliminary assessment and fees have been paid.

Applications for ‘extension of use’ to a food producing crop or situation must satisfy the statutory criteria of safety, efficacy and trade. Depending on the extension being sought, one or more of the following Module types 2–10 will require the provision of supporting data and/or scientific argument. Where an applicant considers that an assessment of any particular module is not necessary justification must be provided.

Module type Module level* Timeframe Fee
1: Preliminary assessment 1.0 1.0 Up to 30 days $710
2: Chemistry No assessment required as there has been no change to formulation or packaging
3: Toxicology 3.2 or
3.3
9 months
5 months
$15 795
$4 050
4: Toxicology—Poison scheduling No assessment required if appropriate scheduling is already in place
5: Residues and trade 5.1 or
5.2 or
5.4
13 months
8 months
4 months
$18 170
$10 525
$7 465
6: Work health and safety 6.2 or
6.3
7 months
4 months
$3 185
$2 910
7: Environment 7.2 or
7.3
7 months
4 months
$7 315
$1 720
8: Efficacy and safety 8.1 or
8.2 or
8.3
6 months
4 months
3 months
$2 370
$975
$580
9: Non-food trade No assessment required as this ‘extension of use’ is to a food producing crop or situation
10: Special data 10.3 7 months Nil
11: Finalisation 11.1 or
11.2
3 months
2 months
$4 055
$1 545
12: Limits of use 12.0 N/A $460

*Only those module levels applicable for this type of variation are listed.

Examples

Scenario Modules Timeframe Fee
1: Addition of a new crop within the same crop group

1, 5.2, 8.3

11.2 and 12.0

10 months
15 months (extended assessment period)
$13 820
2: Addition of a new crop in a new crop group

1, 5.2, 7.2

8.1, 11.1 and 12

11 months
16 months (extended assessment period)
$25 435
3: Extension from a non-food situation to a food crop

1, 3.2, 5.1

7.3, 8.1, 11.1 and 12

16 months
23 months (extended assessment period)
$48 875
4: Extension from a non-food situation to a food crop

1, 3.2, 5.1

6.2, 7.2, 8.1, 11.1 and 12

16 months
23 months (extended assessment period)
$52 060

This application type is subject to an extended assessment period if a section 159 of Agvet Code notice is sent requesting additional information or clarification of submitted information. The extended assessment period will vary, depending on the nature of the application and the modules specified for that particular application.

Pre-application assistance

Pre-application assistance is designed to give applicants advice on the information and module requirements of an application prior to submission. It can also be used to obtain an appraisal on a trial protocol or for agreement on project plans for time shift applications.

Tier 1: $577.50
This tier is designed to support the early stages of preparing an application, such as guidance and clarification on the types of assessments necessary for the proposed application.

Tier 2: $962.50
This is used for technical advice to support a particular application and to give applicants greater confidence that their proposed submission will contain the relevant information to address the safety, efficacy and trade criteria.

Tier 3: $1,347.50 + $1,155 per additional module chosen
This advice level can include an appraisal of a specific study design and finalisation of project plans for time shift applications.

Rebate: In some circumstances, where a pre-application assistance fee was paid in relation to a proposed product application, your product application fee will be reduced by an amount prescribed in the Agvet Code Regulations.

Modules

The APVMA has developed a guideline for module descriptors to provide guidance as to the modules that will apply for different types of applications. The APVMA will have regard to it, but may depart from it, when determining which modules are necessary on a case by case basis. The guideline is not the law.

An extension of use to new crops, animal species or situations must satisfy the safety (Section 5A), efficacy (Section 5B) and trade (Section 5C) criteria for the new use. However, the amount of new information or data required varies depending upon how significant the change is, and what new assessments are necessary.

Module 1: Preliminary assessment

Preliminary assessment is an initial examination of the application for administrative completeness. It is an administrative check that the form and content of the application meet the application requirements. In other words, the outward look of the application and its accompanying information appears to be in order and complete. It is not a completeness check of the technical aspects of your submission.

Applies to all modular application items.

Module 3: Toxicology

This module assesses both toxicological data and scientific argument, together with any cited references, which characterise the risks to humans using or coming into contact with the substances in your product.

A toxicological assessment is required when moving to a food producing crop or situation for the first time and health based guidance values, such as the Acceptable Dietary Intake (ADI) and/or Acute Reference Dose (ARfD), for the active constituent have not previously been established. This information is needed to ascertain the effects of substances when consumed in the diet, and may result in the development of maximum residue limits (MRLs) in commodities.

A Toxicology – Level 2 (Module 3.2) should be included when moving to a food producing crop or situation for the first time.

A Toxicology – Level 3 (Module 3.3) should be included when there are risks to human health not referred to in module descriptor 3.2. For example, changes required or proposed to existing safety directions, first aid statements and/or poison scheduling.

3.2: Toxicology – Level 2

c. A variation which involves use in a food crop for the first time (to establish an ADI, and/or an ARfD).

Module level Module type Timeframe Fee
3.2 Toxicology 9 months $15 795

3.3: Toxicology – Level 3

d. A variation which requires or involves:

  1. changes to the Poisons Standard; and/or
  2. establishing first aid and hazard statements.
Module level Module type Timeframe Fee
3.3 Toxicology 5 months $4 050

Module 5: Residues and trade

Residues assessment includes the establishment of residues definition, maximum residue limits (MRLs), and withholding periods (WHPs), and the assessment of the trade implications including the establishment of any export intervals (EIs).

There are general guidelines for both Residues Part 5A and Overseas trade Part 5B available and you should consider any of the specific guidelines which relate to your product type or extension of use.

A Comprehensive residues assessment (Module 5.1) is required for applications which involve extension of an active constituent to a food crop for the first time.

5.1: Comprehensive residue assessment

c. A variation which involves use on a food crop for the first time.

Module level Module type Timeframe Fee
5.1 Residues and trade 13 months $18 170

A Reduced residue assessment (Module 5.2) applies to applications requiring assessment of the residues and trade implications for a crop producing a major export food commodity group with risks of residues and a change to established MRLs is required.

5.2: Reduced residue assessment

b. A variation where consideration of MRLs and WHPs and/or trade implications are required for:

  1. a food crop that produces a major export food commodity group; or
  2. six or more food crops.
Module level Module type Timeframe Fee
5.2 Residues  and trade 8 months $10 525

5.4: Limited residue assessment

A Limited Residue Assessment (Module 5.4) applies to variations of WHPs and, where necessary, the establishment of MRLs and the assessment of trade implications of an application to extend use to less than 6 food crops or crops producing feed for food-producing species (not including major export food commodity groups).

b. A variation where consideration of MRLs and WHPs and/or trade implications are required for:

  1. less than six food crops; and
  2. where trade consultations are not required.
Module level Module type Timeframe Fee
5.4 Residues and trade—limited residue assessment 4 months $7 465

Module 6: Work health and safety

A work health and safety (WHS) assessment is required where there is a change to human exposure. Changes to human exposure can occur when extending into new crops or situations. These exposures include changes such as application rate, method, worker rates and practices including post application activities. The change in exposure may result in a change to the entry in the First aid instructions and safety directions (FAISD) handbook, including changes to personal protective equipment (PPE) and re-entry into treated areas following application.

Work Health and Safety – Level 2 (Module 6.2) is required when the application involves an extension to a new crop group or situation.

b. A variation which involves:

  1. a change in use pattern to include a new crop group or situation; or
  2. a new application method.
Module level Module type Timeframe Fee
6.2 Workplace health and safety 7 months $3 185

Work Health and Safety—Level 3 (Module 6.3) is required where the application involves a change or reassessment of user safety directions and/or re-entry or re-handling statements.

b. A variation that is not referred to in module 6.2 above, that requires a WH&S assessment due to a varied exposure scenario (for example, to consider re-handling statements and/or safety directions).

Module level Module type Timeframe Fee
6.3 Workplace health and safety 4 months $2 910

Module 7: Environment

Where there is any potential risk to the environment, an appropriate environmental assessment is required. This assessment will take into account the expected volume of use; the expected exposure, behaviour and fate of the active constituent/s; and the potential harmful effects on flora and fauna; resulting from use of the product.

In situations where the proposed use pattern does not change the risk to the environment, and this can be determined without further assessment, no environmental assesment is required.

A Reduced Environment Assessment (Module 7.2) applies when

(i) extending into a new crop group (e.g. from broadacre to orchard situation); or
(ii) extending into a new crop or an existing crop group involving an increase in application rate per hectare or frequency.

A Limited Environment Assessment (Module 7.3) applies where there is a change in an existing use pattern involving a change to the timing or frequency of application or extending to different application equipment (eg moving between pre-emergent and post-emergent application in broad-acre crops or moving from two applications per crop to a maximum of four applications per crop required for the control of a new pest or disease).

In situations where the proposed variation does not change the risk to the environment, and this can be determined without further assessment, no environment assessment is required. For example, when extending into a new crop, within the same crop group, with the same application rate (eg oranges to mandarins).

7.2: Environment – Level 2

b. A variation which involves:

  1. a new crop in a new crop group or new situation; or
  2. increase application rate or frequency for an existing use pattern.
Module level Module type Timeframe Fee
7.2 Environment 7 months $7 315

7.3: Environment – Level 3

b. A variation which involves:

  1. a new crop in an existing crop group;
  2. domestically in the home, home garden or a swimming pool or spa; or
  3. in buildings not used in animal production (for example, warehouses, offices, or glasshouses).
Module level Module type Timeframe Fee
7.3 Environment 4 months $1 720

Module 8: Efficacy and safety

Efficacy assessment ensures that the product works as described on the label, when used according to label directions.

Safety assessment ensures that the product is safe to use on or in the target crop or animal, when used according to label directions.

An efficacy and safety assessment may include assessing the effect of the product on crops, non-target crops and germinaton, effects of residues, organoleptic tests or pharmacologic studies.

A Comprehensive efficacy and safety assessment (Module 8.1) is required for applications that involve extension into new crops in a new crop group or new situations.

A Reduced efficacy and safety assessment (Module 8.2) is required for extensions to a new crop within the same crop group.

A Limited efficacy and safety assessment (Module 8.3) is required for extension to a new crop where you are seeking to establish equivalence to the same use on another registered product and where the use on that registered product is not subject to limits of use of information.

8.1: Comprehensive efficacy and safety

8.1.c  A variation which involves a new crop in a new crop group or new situation.

Module level Module type Timeframe Fee
8.1 Efficacy and target crop safety 6 months $2 370

8.2: Reduced efficacy and safety

b. A variation which involves:

  1. a new crop within an existing crop group;
  2. a new pest within the same crop group or situation; or
  3. new domestic or home garden use.
Module level Module type Timeframe Fee
8.2 Efficacy and target safety 4 months $975

8.3: Limited efficacy and safety

b. A variation which involves:

  1. a formulation change; or
  2. where only bioequivalence (including scientific argument) is required to demonstrate the efficacy and crop safety to a currently registered product.
Module level Module type Timeframe Fee
8.3 Efficacy and target safety 3 months $580

Module 9: Non-food trade

The non-food trade module is applied to applications involving trade risks not related to food residues.

a. A product involving trade risks not related to food residues, including:

  1. residues in wool and fibre, or
  2. genetically modified produce.
Module level Module type Timeframe Fee
9 Non-food trade 6 months $1 175

Module 10: Special data assessment

This module applies to all applications for registration of a new chemical product or variation of the particulars or conditions of a registered chemical product, which contain active constituents that are new antibiotic substances or which contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) require a module 10 assessment.

Specifically, you should consider the following guidelines:

Module level Module type Timeframe Fee
10.3 Genetically modified organism 7 months $Nil

Module 11: Finalisation

This module encompasses administrative steps relating to the finalisation of the application. This can include public consultation, entering the required information into the relevant record or register, and the completion of the technical evaluation and risk assessment report outlining the evaluation of the application.

Note: Module 11.2 is included when fewer than 3 modules between 2.1 to 10.3 apply and module 11.1 is included when 3 or more modules between 2.1 to 10.3 apply.

11.1: Finalisation – level 1

b. A variation where three or more modules between 2.1 to 10.3 apply.

Module level Module type Timeframe Fee
11.1 Finalisation 3 months $4 055
Module level Module type Timeframe Fee
11.1 Finalisation 3 months $4 055

11.2: Finalisation – Level 2

b. A variation where fewer than three modules between 2.1 to 10.3 apply.

Module level Module type Timeframe Fee
11.2 Finalisation 2 months $1 545

Module 12: Limits on use of information

Module 12 relates to the protection, handling and use of information provided to the APVMA. In general, the APVMA must not use information given to it in connection with one application to assess or make a decision on another application, except in specific circumstances. These circumstances include, but are not limited to, where the applicant has given consent for the information to be shared or in an emergency situation; see CCI Practice Statement. This ‘limited use data’ includes information such as reports, studies and scientific arguments that may or may not include confidential commercial information. The applicant can request the module at the time an application is lodged, but the APVMA may also include it once an assessment of the application is undertaken.

Pre-application assistance

Pre-application assistance is designed to give applicants advice on the requirements for an application before submission. It can also be used to obtain an appraisal on a trial protocol or for agreement on project plans for time shift applications.

Tier 1: $577.50
This tier is designed to support the early stages of preparing an application, such as guidance and clarification on the types of assessments necessary for the proposed application.

Tier 2: $962.50
This is used for technical advice to support a particular application and to give applicants greater confidence that their proposed submission will contain the relevant information to address the safety, efficacy and trade criteria.

Tier 3: $1,347.50 + $1,155 per additional module chosen
This advice level can include an appraisal of a specific study design and finalisation of project plans for time shift applications.

Rebate: In some circumstances, where a pre-application assistance fee was paid in relation to a proposed product application, your product application fee will be reduced by an amount prescribed in the Agvet Code Regulations.

What you need to provide

To meet the application requirements you will need to provide:

  • an online application form
  • the application fee plus any amount that is due to the APVMA
  • supporting information to demonstrate the proposed extension will be efficacious and will not cause unintended harm
  • an information list
  • consent for use (if any of the information provided is subject to limits of use)
  • e-label.

Completed online application form

First time applicants will need to complete an online services new user access form to access APVMA online services.

If you are unfamiliar with the application process you may wish to consult the guide to completing an online application.

The application fee

You may choose to:

  • pay the total fee on submission or
  • pay the preliminary assessment fee of $710 on submission and the remaining balance once the application has been accepted.

You can choose to pay by credit card, electronic funds transfer or BPAY.

Note: To meet the application requirements you must pay any amount (including an amount in respect of a tax or penalty) that is due and payable by you to the APVMA (including under a law of another jurisdiction or the agvet law).

Supporting information

The application must contain, or be accompanied by, information relevant to the whether the chemical poduct meets the safety and efficacy criteria, but only to the extent that the variation proposed affects whether the product meets the safety, efficacy and trade criteria. Applicants should include an explanation of why they believe supporting information is not required if they choose not to provide it with the application.

Relevant data for module levels—agricultural chemical products sets out the data that may be relvant to particular assessment modules detailed in the Agvet Regulations. This list is not exhaustive and is only intended to provide you with guidance in putting your application together.

Information list

It is an application requirement that all applications for approval, registration or variation include a short description of each item of information contained in, or accompanying the application—an information list.

Any document (information) submitted with the application constitutes information for the purposes of the information list. This includes supporting information, such as consent for use letters, manufacturer's declarations, MSDS, certificates of analysis, GMP certificates and other such documentation, in addition to the scientific studies or data that may be submitted to specifically address the safety, trade and efficacy criteria.

The online application form contains fields to assist applicants in entering the information required to generate the information list.

Note: Information lists are published, including details of the holders of the information. Applicants should take care not to inadvertently divulge confidential commercial information (CCI) when creating the list.

Electronic label (e-Label)

The APVMA must have regard to certain matters or details in order to satisfy itself that a label meets the labelling criteria and approve the label (sections 5D and 14 of the Agvet Code). Applicants must use the e-label template to submit the label details that the APVMA must take into account.

Introduction to preparing a label and the label approval process provides more detailed information.

Pre-application assistance

Pre-application assistance is designed to give applicants advice on the information and module requirements of an application prior to submission. It can also be used to obtain an appraisal on a trial protocol or for agreement on project plans for time shift applications.

Tier 1: $577.50
This tier is designed to support the early stages of preparing an application, such as guidance and clarification on the types of assessments necessary for the proposed application.

Tier 2: $962.50
This is used for technical advice to support a particular application and to give applicants greater confidence that their proposed submission will contain the relevant information to address the safety, efficacy and trade criteria.

Tier 3: $1,347.50 + $1,155 per additional module chosen
This advice level can include an appraisal of a specific study design and finalisation of project plans for time shift applications.

Rebate: In some circumstances, where a pre-application assistance fee was paid in relation to a proposed product application, your product application fee will be reduced by an amount prescribed in the Agvet Code Regulations.

Examples

Scenario 1: Addition of a new crop within the same crop group

Objective

Application is made to extend the use of a foliar applied insecticide from oranges to mandarins for the control of thrips.

  Crop Insect Rate Critical use comments/restraints
Existing use pattern Oranges Thrips 1 L per 100 L water Apply once only per season with a suitable sprayer. Use a non-ionic wetter
Proposed use pattern Mandarins Thrips 1 L per 100 L water Apply once only per season with a suitable sprayer. Use a non-ionic wetter

Application type

This application is considered under a technical variation (Item 14) as evidence is needed to demonstrate the product will continue to meet the safety (Section 5A), efficacy (Section 5B) and trade (Section 5C) criteria when used on mandarins.

The following table examines each assessment module and provides an explanation of what modular assessments, levels, timeframe and associated fees are likely to apply to this extension. Modules 1, 11 and 12 are mandatory modules for this application. Considerations are necessary for this extension for Modules 2–10.

Module type Module level Timeframe Fee
1: Preliminary assessment 1.0 Up to 30 days $710
2: Chemistry No assessment required as the product is currently registered and there are no changes to the product formulation or packaging
3: Toxicology No assessment required as the product is currently registered and relevant health standards are already established
4: Toxicology—Poison scheduling No assessment required as the product is currently registered and relevant scheduling is established
5: Residues and trade Assessment of residues and trade is required as the MRL for the insecticide is only established on oranges at 5 mg/kg. Mandarins being a member of the citrus group is considered a major traded commodity
5.2 8 months $10 525
6: Workplace health and safety No assessment required as the product is currently registered and the proposed rate, method and timing of application in mandarins is the same as for oranges which is in the same crop group. Due to the similarity in crop type and use pattern the exposure of workers during and after use is unchanged
7: Environment No assessment required as the product is currently registered and the proposed rate, method and timing of application in mandarins is the same as for oranges which is in the same crop group. Due to the similarity in crop type and use pattern the environmental exposure is unchanged
8: Efficacy and safety Assessment of efficacy and target crop safety is required for extension to a new crop in mandarins
8.2 4 months $975
9: Non-food trade No assessment required as mandarins do not produce a non-food traded commodity
10: Special data No assessment required as neither the product nor the crop contain any GMO’s
11: Finalisation 11.2 2 months $1 545
12: Limits of use 12.0 N/A $460
Total   10 months $14 215

Scenario 2: Addition of a new crop in a new crop group

Objective

An application seeking to extend the use of a seed treatment from cereals and pulses to oil seeds for the control of blackleg.

Use pattern Crop Disease Rate Critical use comments/restraints
Existing use pattern Cereals and pulses Septoria tritici blotch 4.5 L/tonne of seed

Ensure even coverage of seed

Apply with an applicator designed for liquid seed treatments. Calibrate application equipment for the flow rate of the seed

Proposed use pattern Oilseeds Blackleg 2.5 L/tonne of seed

Ensure even coverage of seed

Apply with an applicator designed for liquid seed treatments. Calibrate application equipment to the flow rate of the seed

Application type

This application is considered under a technical variation (Item 14) as evidence is needed to demonstrate the product will continue to meet the safety (Section 5A), efficacy (Section 5B) and trade (Section 5C) criteria when used on oilseeds.

The following table examines each assessment module and provides an explanation of what modular assessments, levels, timeframe and associated fees are likely to apply to this extension. Modules 1, 11 and 12 are mandatory modules for this application. Considerations are necessary for this extension for Modules 2–10.

Module type Module level Timeframe Fee
1: Preliminary assessment 1.0 Up to 30 days $710
2: Chemistry No assessment required as the product is currently registered and there are no changes to the product formulation or packaging
3: Toxicology No assessment required as the product is currently registered and relevant health standards are already established
4: Toxicology—Poison scheduling No assessment required as the product is currently registered and relevant scheduling is established
5: Residues and trade Assessment of residues and trade is required as an MRL is only established in cereals and pulses. Oilseeds are also considered a major traded commodity
5.2 8 months $10 525
6: Workplace health and safety No assessment required as the product is currently registered and provided the method of application is equivalent to that undertaken for cereals and pulses and the amount a worker is likely to be exposed to per day is similar, assessment would not be required. However, justification that the application methods and worker exposure are equivalent should be explained in the application
7: Environment An assessment is required as the extension of seed treatment to oilseeds may present different environmental exposures through the total amount of active ingredient per hectare. This would be determined based on the rate of application to seeds and the seeding rate per hectare. Dietary exposure to non-target species (eg birds and mammals) would also be considered based on a different seed source and the possible intake by non-target species
7.2 7 months $7 315
8: Efficacy and safety An assessment is required of efficacy and target crop safety for extension to a new crop/crop group
8.1 6 months $2 370
9: Non-food trade No assessment required as oilseeds do not produce a non-food traded commodity
10: Special data No assessment required as neither the product nor the crop contain any GMO’s
11: Finalisation 11.1 3 months $4 055
12: Limits of use 12.0 N/A $460
Total   11 months $25 435

Scenario 3: Extension from a non-food situation to a food crop

Objective

An application seeking to extend the use of a systemic insecticide in amenity trees to bananas for the control of banana weevil borer.

Use pattern Crop Disease Rate Critical use comments/restraints
Current use pattern Pandanus trees  (ornamental only) Flatid 1 L/L water Drill holes 0.5–1 cm in diameter and 10 cm deep at an angle of 30° and 1.15 m above ground level. Drill one hole per limb. Apply 5 mL of mixture in each hole and seal hole
Proposed use pattern Bananas (Cavendish)
Plant or Ratoon crop
Banana Weevil borer 1 L/L water Inject 2.5–5 ml, 15 cm from base in an off-centre, downward angle to a depth of 5–10 cm
Do not inject in to the centre of the plant. Do not inject suckers/followers that ate less than 1.5 m high

Application type

This application is considered under a technical variation (Item 14) as evidence is needed to demonstrate the product will continue to meet the safety (Section 5A), efficacy (Section 5B) and trade (Section 5C) criteria when used on bananas.

The following table examines each assessment module and provides an explanation of what modular assessments, levels, timeframe and associated fees are likely to apply to this extension. Modules 1, 11 and 12 are mandatory modules for this application. Considerations are necessary for this extension for Modules 2-10.

Module type Module level Timeframe Fee
1: Preliminary assessment 1.0 Up to 30 days $710
2: Chemistry No assessment required as the product is currently registered and there are no changes to the product formulation or packaging
3: Toxicology Assessment of toxicology is required as it is noted that health based guidance values such as an Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) and/or Acute Reference Dose (ARfD) are not established for this insecticide. This is likely as the only approved uses are for non-food (pandanus trees). In this instance when extending into a food crop for the first time the establishment of an ADI and/or ARfD is necessary
3.2 9 months $15 795
4: Toxicology—Poison scheduling No assessment required as the product is currently registered and relevant scheduling is established
5: Residues and trade Assessment of residues is required to establish a residue definition, MRL and withholding period. As bananas are not considered a major export crop a trade assessment would not be required
5.1 13 months $18 170
6: Workplace health and safety (WHS) No assessment required as the product is currently registered and provided the method of application is equivalent to that undertaken for pandanus trees and the amount a worker is likely to be exposed to per day is similar, assessment would not be required. However, justification that the application methods and worker exposure are equivalent should be explained in the application
7: Environment Assessment is required for environment as the environmental exposure has changed from the currently registered use in pandanus trees. For example runout and planting density will need to be considered
7.2 7 months $7 315
8: Efficacy and safety An assessment is required of efficacy and target crop safety for extension to a new crop
8.1 6 months $2 370
9: Non-food trade No assessment required as mandarins do not produce a non-food traded commodity
10: Special data No assessment required as neither the product nor the crop contain any GMO’s
11: Finalisation 11.1 3 months $4 055
12: Limits of use 12.0 N/A $460
Total   16 months $17 635

Scenario 4: Extension from a non-food situation to a food crop

Objective

Application is made to extend the use of a fungicide in turf to grapevines for the control of grey mould.

Use pattern Crop Disease Rate Critical use comments/restraints
Existing use pattern Turf Dollar spot 100 mL/100 L water

Apply at first sign of disease, with a minimum of 7 days between consecutive applications

DO NOT apply more than 4 applications per season

DO NOT graze, cut or feed grass clippings to animals

Proposed use pattern Grapevines Grey mould 250 mL/100 L water

Apply as part of a Botrytis control spray program between 10% flowering and berries pea size—just prior to bunch closure

DO NOT apply after E-L 31

DO NOT apply more than 3 applications per crop with a minimum of 21 days between consecutive applications

Application type

This application is considered under a technical variation (Item 14) as evidence is needed to demonstrate the product will continue to meet the safety (Section 5A), efficacy (Section 5B) and trade (Section 5C) criteria when used on grapevines.

The following table examines each assessment module and provides an explanation of what modular assessments, levels, timeframe and associated fees are likely to apply to this extension. Modules 1, 11 and 12 are mandatory modules for this application. Considerations are necessary for this extension for Modules 2–10.

Module type Module level Timeframe Fee
1: Preliminary assessment 1.0 Up to 30 days $710
2: Chemistry No assessment required as the product is currently registered and there are no changes to the product formulation or packaging.
3: Toxicology Assessment of toxicology is required as it is noted that health based guidance values such as an Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) and/or Acute Reference Dose (ARfD) are not established for this fungicide. This is likely as the only approved uses are for non-food (turf). In this instance when extending into a food crop for the first time the establishment of an ADI and/or ARfD is necessary
3.2 9 months $15 795
4: Toxicology—Poison scheduling No assessment required as the product is currently registered and relevant scheduling is established
5: Residues and trade Assessment of residues is required with grapevines being the first food crop, and where both table grapes and wine are consumed by humans, and pomace from processing is used as a source of stock feed. A residue assessment is required to establish a residue definition, MRLs, withholding period and export intervals. The assessment would consider metabolism of the active and ensure residues in grapes and products from animals which are fed grape pomace are within acceptable residual limits (MRLs). As grapes are considered a major export crop a trade assessment will also be necessary
5.1 13 months $18 170
6: Workplace health and safety (WHS) Assessment is required of worker exposure (mixing, loading, application and re-entry) where the use pattern involves a new method of application (orchard airblast sprayer), different (higher) application rate, different post application worker activities in the grape and therefore will result in different exposures of workers (during and after use) in grapevines as compared to those in turf
6.2 7 months $3 185
7: Environment Assessment is required for environment where the use pattern involves use in a new crop, a new method of application (orchard airblast sprayer) and at a higher application rate
7.2 7 months $7 315
8: Efficacy and safety Assessment of efficacy and target crop safety is required where the use pattern involves extension of use in a new crop for a new disease
8.1 6 months $2 370
9: Non-food trade No assessment required as grapevines do not produce a non-food traded commodity
10: Special data No assessment required as neither the product nor the crop contain any GMO’s
11: Finalisation 11.1 3 months $4 055
12: Limits of use 12.0 N/A $460
Total   16 months $52 060

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