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Amendments to the APVMA Agricultural Active Constituents Standards

25 June 2024, AU: The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Code (Agricultural Active Constituents) Standards 2022 (the Active Standards) is a legislative instrument made on 10 February 2022 under section 6E of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code (the Agvet Code), scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994.

A draft amendment instrument for the Active Standards was published for consultation (as required under regulation 8AF(1) of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995 (the Regulations) on the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) website and in the APVMA Gazette, 20 September 2022. Comments received in response to the consultation were published on the APVMA website.

This amendment instrument has been made to add standards created for a number of new active constituents not previously listed in the instrument, to make minor amendments and corrections to a number of existing standards in the instrument, and to make more substantial changes to existing standards for 2,4-D arising out of the recent chemical review for 2,4-D. Finally, an amendment was made to the definition for validated analytical method.

Under regulation 8AF(4) of the Regulations, the APVMA must publish a notice in the APVMA Gazette and on its website when it makes or varies a standard under section 6E of the Agvet Code. This notice was published in the APVMA Gazette, 25 June 2024.

The APVMA has amended the Active Standards and the amending instrument commenced on 9 May 2024, the day after the instrument was registered.

Details of the amendment can be found in the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code (Agricultural Active Constituents) Standards Amendment Instrument (No. 1) 2024.

The amendment has been incorporated into the compilation of the Active Standards.

The Active Standards are accessible via the Federal Register of Legislation website.

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