Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (2013 Measures No. 2) Regulation 2013

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Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (2013 Measures No. 2) Regulation 2013
 
Select Legislative Instrument No. 179, 2013
I, Quentin Bryce AC CVO, Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation under the Acts mentioned in section 3.
Dated 25 July 2013
Quentin Bryce
Governor‑General
By Her Excellency’s Command
Peter Douglas Sidebottom
Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
 
 
  
  
Contents
1............ Name of regulation.............................................................................. 1
2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1
3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1
4............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 1
Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                2
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products (Collection of Levy) Regulations 1995                2
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Regulations 1995 3
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995                      8
 
1  Name of regulation
                   This regulation is the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (2013 Measures No. 2) Regulation 2013.
2  Commencement
                   This regulation commences on 1 July 2014.
3  Authority
                   This regulation is made under the following Acts:
                     (a)  the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products (Collection of Levy) Act 1994;
                     (b)  the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992;
                     (c)  the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994;
                     (d)  the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Act 2013.
4  Schedule(s)
                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.
Schedule 1—Amendments
  
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products (Collection of Levy) Regulations 1995
1  Subregulation 6A(3) (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
2013‑2014 financial year
2  Subregulation 6A(3)
Omit “and each succeeding financial year”.
3  At the end of regulation 6A
Add:
2014‑2015 financial year and subsequent years
             (4)  For section 12C of the Act, the following rates are prescribed in respect of the 2014‑2015 financial year and each succeeding financial year:
                     (a)  for the part of leviable disposals not exceeding $1 000 000—0.63%;
                     (b)  for the part of leviable disposals exceeding $1 000 000 but not exceeding $5 000 000—0.35%;
                     (c)  for the part of leviable disposals exceeding $5 000 000—0.25%.
4  Regulation 7
Repeal the regulation, substitute:
8  Disclosure of information to collecting agency
             (1)  This regulation applies if the Minister has specified an agency under section 3A of the Act to be the collecting agency.
             (2)  The APVMA may give the collecting agency any information that the collecting agency reasonably requires in order to carry out its functions under the Act and these Regulations.
5  Schedule 2
Repeal the Schedule.
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Regulations 1995
6  After Part 1
Insert:
Part 1A—Annual operational plan and annual report
  
1A.1  Information for inclusion in annual report
                   The APVMA must include in its annual report a list of:
                     (a)  the standards made under section 6E of the Schedule to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 during the year to which the annual report relates; and
                     (b)  the standards made under section 6E that were varied by the APVMA during the year to which the annual report relates.
1A.2  Information for inclusion in annual operational plan
                   For paragraph 55(2)(c) of the Act, the following information is prescribed:
                     (a)  the number of reconsiderations to be commenced by the APVMA under section 31 of the Schedule to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code Act) during the period to which the annual operational plan relates;
                     (b)  the number of reconsiderations to be concluded by the APVMA under Division 4 of Part 2 of the Schedule to the Agvet Code Act during that period;
                     (c)  brief details of how the APVMA plans to progress those reconsiderations during that period.
1A.3  Performance indicators for inclusion in annual report
                   For subparagraph 61(2)(c)(ii) of the Act, the following performance indicators are prescribed:
                     (a)  the number of reconsiderations commenced by the APVMA under section 31 of the Schedule to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code Act) during the year to which the annual report relates;
                     (b)  the number of reconsiderations concluded by the APVMA under Division 4 of Part 2 of the Schedule to the Agvet Code Act during that year;
                     (c)  brief details of the progress of reconsiderations that were scheduled to progress in that year;
                     (d)  the number of applications mentioned in each item of Part 2 of Schedule 6 of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995 that were:
                              (i)  made under the Schedule to the Agvet Code Act during that year; and
                             (ii)  not determined within the period required for the application by regulations made under section 165 of that Schedule;
                     (e)  the number of reports (known as adverse experience reports) received by the APVMA during that year;
                      (f)  the number of adverse experience reports mentioned in paragraph (e) that the APVMA determined were related to each of the following:
                              (i)  human health;
                             (ii)  environment;
                            (iii)  animal health;
                            (iv)  crop health;
                             (v)  efficacy for agricultural chemical products or veterinary chemical products;
                     (g)  a summary of any action taken by the APVMA during that year in relation to adverse experience reports.
Note:          Adverse experience reports are received under the Adverse Experience Reporting Program (AERP) which is a post‑registration quality assurance program established by the APVMA.
7  After Part 3
Insert:
Part 3A—Infringement notices
  
3A.01  Infringement notices
             (1)  For the definition of prescribed civil penalty provision in section 4 of the Act, each civil penalty provision mentioned in Schedule 5 is prescribed.
             (2)  For subsection 69EKA(3) of the Act:
                     (a)  the amount (in penalty units) mentioned for an individual in an item of Schedule 5 is the amount that applies for an alleged contravention by the individual of the provision mentioned in the item in the circumstances (if any) mentioned in the item; and
                     (b)  the amount (in penalty units) mentioned for a corporation in an item of Schedule 5 is the amount that applies for an alleged contravention by the corporation of the provision mentioned in the item in the circumstances (if any) mentioned in the item.
8  Regulation 4.15
Repeal the regulation, substitute:
4.15  Method of securing samples
             (1)  This regulation applies to an inspector who exercises:
                     (a)  the monitoring power mentioned in paragraph 69EAC(1)(g) of the Act to take and keep samples of any thing on any premises; or
                     (b)  the investigation power mentioned in paragraph 69EBA(1)(g) of the Act to take a sample and keep samples of any thing on any premises.
             (2)  The inspector must ensure that:
                     (a)  the sample is contained and sealed in an appropriate vessel or package; and
                     (b)  the vessel or package is so marked as to clearly identify the sample; and
                     (c)  the vessel or package cannot be opened, or the identification of the sample removed, without breaking the seal; and
                     (d)  the sample is stored and transported in such a way that the composition of the sample is not altered.
9  Schedules 2 to 5
 Repeal the Schedules, substitute:
Schedules 2 to 4
Note:       Schedules 2 to 4 are reserved for future use.
  
Schedule 5—Infringement notices
Note:       See regulation 3A.01.
  
 
Penalty amounts for infringement notices

Item
Civil penalty provision
Amount for individual (penalty units)
Amount for corporation (penalty units)

Civil penalty provisions of the Act

1
A contravention of subparagraph 69B(1)(a)(i) of the Act involving:
(a) at least 10 kg of an active constituent for a veterinary chemical product; or
(b) at least 100 kg of an active constituent for an agricultural chemical product
90
750

2
A contravention of subparagraph 69B(1)(a)(i) of the Act involving:
(a) at least 1 kg, but less than 10 kg, of an active constituent for a veterinary chemical product; or
(b) at least 10 kg, but less than 100 kg, of an active constituent for an agricultural chemical product
45
375

3
A contravention of subparagraph 69B(1)(a)(i) of the Act involving:
(a) less than 1 kg of an active constituent for a veterinary chemical product; or
(b) less than 10 kg of an active constituent for an agricultural chemical product
9
75

4
A contravention of subparagraph 69B(1)(a)(ii) involving at least 500 containers
90
750

5
A contravention of subparagraph 69B(1)(a)(ii) involving at least 50 containers but fewer than 500 containers
45
375

6
A contravention of subparagraph 69B(1)(a)(ii) involving fewer than 50 containers
9
75

7
A contravention of subsection 69CD(1)
15
125

8
A contravention of section 69E
15
125

9
A contravention of subsection 69EA(1)
15
125

10
A contravention of subsection 69EA(1A)
15
125

Civil penalty provisions of the Collection Act

11
A contravention of section 15 of the Collection Act
15
125

12
A contravention of section 20 of the Collection Act
15
125

13
A contravention of section 36 of the Collection Act
15
125

 
10  Schedule 6
Repeal the Schedule.
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995
11  Before regulation 1
Insert:
Division 1.1A—Name and commencement
12  After regulation 2
Insert:
Division 1.1—Definitions
13  Subregulation 3(1)
Insert:
application information details, for an item of information contained in or accompanying an application, means the following details:
                     (a)  the title shown on the item of information;
                     (b)  the name of the author, or each of the authors, of the information;
                     (c)  the date shown on the item of information (if any);
                     (d)  if no date is shown on the item of information—the date when the preparation of the information was completed;
                     (e)  if the information was published:
                              (i)  the date when it was published; and
                             (ii)  the name of the publication in which it was published;
                      (f)  a unique identifier for the item of information that indicates the location of the item in the application;
                     (g)  the name and address of the authorising party for the information.
Example:    An example for paragraph (f) is the volume and page number where the item of information is located in the application.
14  Subregulation 3(1) (definition of approved active constituent)
Repeal the definition.
15  Subregulation 3(1)
Insert:
APVMA CEO means the Chief Executive Officer of the APVMA.
16  Subregulation 3(1)
Insert:
collecting agency has the meaning given by subsection 3(1) of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products (Collection of Levy) Act 1994.
17  Subregulation 3(1) (definition of CSIRO)
Omit “Organization”, substitute “Organisation”.
18  Subregulation 3(1) (definition of emergency use)
Repeal the definition, substitute:
emergency use, in relation to a chemical product or an active constituent, means a use of the product or constituent in the genuine belief that the use is required because of an emergency or impending emergency.
19  Subregulation 3(1)
Insert:
FAO and WHO Specifications for Pesticides means specifications for pesticides or plant protection products published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations or the World Health Organization of the United Nations.
20  Subregulation 3(1) (definition of FAO Specifications for Plant Protection Products)
Repeal the definition.
21  Subregulation 3(1)
Insert:
formulation type means:
                     (a)  for an agricultural chemical product—the formulation code and description that:
                              (i)  are set out in guidelines made under section 6A of the Code as in force from time to time; and
                             (ii)  apply to the product; and
                     (b)  for a veterinary chemical product—the form of the product.
Examples:  A capsule, emulsifiable concentrate, injectable solution, implant, intramammary treatment, oral drench or tablet.
GMP audit: see subregulation 61(8).
identifying information, for a person, means the following information:
                     (a)  the person’s name;
                     (b)  the person’s ABN or ACN (if any);
                     (c)  the person’s trading name (if any);
                     (d)  whether the person is an individual or a body corporate;
                     (e)  the person’s street address;
                      (f)  if the person’s postal address is different from the person’s street address—the person’s postal address.
timeshift application means an application that:
                     (a)  is for:
                              (i)  approval of an active constituent that is not a previously endorsed active constituent; or
                             (ii)  registration of a chemical product containing an active constituent that is not an active constituent contained in any other registered chemical product; and
                     (b)  will, by agreement of the applicant and the APVMA, be assessed in accordance with assessment periods set out in a project plan for the application agreed to by the applicant and the APVMA.
22  Subregulation 3(1) (note)
Omit “interested person”, substitute “holder”.
23  After regulation 5
Insert:
5A  Meaning of lodged
             (1)  For the definition of lodged in subsection 3(1) of the Code, an application is lodged when the applicant gives:
                     (a)  the information in the approved form for the application; and
                     (b)  any other information specified for the application under section 8B of the Code;
to the APVMA, in the manner (if any) required by regulation 65.
             (2)  However, if the applicant does not give the information mentioned in paragraph (1)(b) to the APVMA within 7 days of giving the information mentioned in paragraph (1)(a) to the APVMA, the applicant is taken to have lodged the application 7 days after giving the APVMA the information mentioned in paragraph (1)(a).
24  Regulation 6
Repeal the regulation.
25  At the end of Part 1
Add:
8AA  Safety criteria—active constituents
                   For subparagraph 5A(2)(a)(vii) of the Code, the method of analysis (if any) of the chemical composition of the active constituent concerned is a prescribed matter.
8AB  Safety criteria—chemical products
             (1)  For subparagraph 5A(3)(a)(vii) of the Code, the following are prescribed matters for a chemical product:
                     (a)  for all chemical products—the method of analysis (if any) of the chemical composition and form of the constituents of the chemical product;
                     (b)  for a product manufactured in Australia—whether each step in the manufacture of the product complies, or will comply, with the manufacturing principles and the Australian GMP Code;
                     (c)  for a product manufactured outside Australia—whether each step in the manufacture of the product complies, or will comply, with a standard that the APVMA has determined is comparable to the manufacturing principles and the Australian GMP Code;
                     (d)  for a molluscicide in the form of a bait and of which the active constituent is metaldehyde:
                              (i)  whether the product contains sufficient green pigment or dye to colour the bait a distinctive green colour; and
                             (ii)  whether the product contains, in the bait, any bone meal or other product of animal origin;
                     (e)  for a molluscicide in the form of a bait and of which the active constituent is methiocarb:
                              (i)  whether the product contains sufficient blue pigment or dye to colour the bait a distinctive blue colour; and
                             (ii)  whether the product contains, in the bait, any bone meal or other product of animal origin;
                      (f)  for an agricultural chemical product to be applied to seeds to be stored before planting or sowing—whether the product contains sufficient pigment or dye to colour the seed to enable the seed to be readily distinguished from seed to which the product has not been applied.
             (2)  However, paragraphs (1)(b) and (c) do not apply if the product is:
                     (a)  an exempt product within the meaning given by regulation 59; or
                     (b)  a listed chemical product; or
                     (c)  a reserved chemical product.
8AD  Trade criteria
             (1)  For subsection 5C(3) of the Code, this regulation sets out the extent to which the APVMA is required to have regard to the matters set out in subsections 5C(1) and (2) of the Code in determining whether a chemical product meets the trade criteria.
             (2)  If it can be reasonably expected that the chemical product will be used in relation to:
                     (a)  a crop or animal, a product of which might be provided to a place outside Australia; or
                     (b)  a crop that will be fed to an animal mentioned in paragraph (a);
the APVMA must have full regard to all of the matters set out in subsections 5C(1) and (2) of the Code.
             (3)  In any other case, the APVMA is to have regard to the matters set out in subsections 5C(1) and (2) of the Code to the extent that the APVMA thinks is relevant.
8AE  Labelling criteria
             (1)  For paragraph 5D(1)(j) of the Code, the following are prescribed matters:
                     (a)  for a chemical product that is a veterinary chemical product—the duration of any treatment using the product;
                     (b)  the prevention of undue prejudice to trade or commence between Australia and places outside of Australia;
                     (c)  the appropriate signal words (if any) required by the current Poisons Standard;
                     (d)  for a chemical product that is a date‑controlled chemical product—the storage of containers for the product;
                     (e)  any other matter determined by the APVMA CEO under subregulation (2).
             (2)  For paragraph 6(2)(c) of the Act, the APVMA CEO may determine matters in relation to which a label must contain adequate instructions.
8AF  Standards made by APVMA
             (1)  Before making a standard for a chemical product, a constituent of a chemical product, or a label for containers for a chemical product under section 6E of the Code, or varying a standard made under that section, the APVMA must:
                     (a)  consider whether it is necessary to make the standard or variation, having regard to any relevant standards specified in any of the following:
                              (i)  the British Pharmacopoeia;
                             (ii)  the British Pharmacopoeia (Veterinary);
                            (iii)  the European Pharmacopoeia;
                            (iv)  the United States Pharmacopoeia;
                             (v)  the FAO and WHO Specifications for Pesticides; and
                     (b)  publish a notice in the Gazette and on the APVMA’s website stating:
                              (i)  that it proposes to make or vary the standard; and
                             (ii)  the reasons that the APVMA considers it is necessary to make the standard or variation; and
                            (iii)  how to obtain more information about the proposed standard or variation; and
                     (c)  prepare a draft of the standard or variation the APVMA proposes to make; and
                     (d)  publish on the APVMA’s website:
                              (i)  the draft standard or variation; and
                             (ii)  if the APVMA determines that the standard or variation is necessary to prevent imminent risk to persons of death, serious injury or serious illness—a statement to that effect; and
                            (iii)  an invitation to the public to make a written submission on the draft standard or variation within the period stated in the invitation.
             (2)  The period mentioned in subparagraph (1)(d)(iii) must be not less than 28 days after the publication of the invitation, unless the APVMA determines that the standard or variation is necessary to prevent imminent risk to persons of death, serious injury or serious illness.
             (3)  In deciding whether to make the standard or variation, the APVMA must consider any submissions received in accordance with the invitation mentioned in subparagraph (1)(d)(iii).
             (4)  If the APVMA makes or varies a standard for a chemical product or active constituent, the APVMA must publish a notice in the Gazette and on the APVMA’s website stating:
                     (a)  that it has made the standard or variation for the product or constituent; and
                     (b)  its reasons for making or varying the standard; and
                     (c)  how to obtain more information about the standard or variation.
             (5)  If the APVMA decides, after taking into account the matters mentioned in subregulation (3), not to make the standard or variation, the APVMA must publish a notice in the Gazette stating:
                     (a)  that it has abandoned the development of the standard or variation; and
                     (b)  the reasons for abandoning the development of the standard or variation; and
                     (c)  how to obtain more information about the decision to abandon the development of the standard or variation.
Division 1.2—General provisions about applications
8AG  Application requirements—timeshift applications
             (1)  For paragraph 8A(d) of the Code, a timeshift application must include a project plan agreed to by the applicant and the APVMA that includes:
                     (a)  timeframes for the applicant to provide information; and
                     (b)  assessment periods for assessing the application.
             (2)  The applicant and the APVMA may, at any time, agree to vary a timeframe or assessment period set out in the project plan.
8AH  Application requirements—copies of applications
                   For paragraph 8A(d) of the Code, if the APVMA gives an applicant a notice under regulation 8AO, 8AP or 8AQ asking the applicant to provide copies of the application, the applicant must provide the requested number of copies, in the form requested, to the APVMA within 28 days of the date of the notice.
Division 1.3—General provisions about notices
8AK  Information to be given in notice to holder
                   For paragraph 8F(2)(e) of the Code, the following information is prescribed for a notice given to a holder under subsection 8F(1) of the Code:
                     (a)  for the approval of an active constituent:
                              (i)  the information required by section 8H of the Code in relation to the approval; and
                             (ii)  the date of the approval under section 22 of the Code; and
                            (iii)  the date on which the notice is given to the holder; and
                            (iv)  any other details entered in the Record about the active constituent that the APVMA thinks appropriate;
                     (b)  for the registration of a chemical product:
                              (i)  the information required by section 8H of the Code in relation to the registration; and
                             (ii)  the date of the registration under section 22 of the Code; and
                            (iii)  the distinguishing name of the chemical product; and
                            (iv)  the date on which the notice is given to the holder; and
                             (v)  any other details about the chemical product, entered in the Register, that the APVMA thinks appropriate;
                     (c)  for the approval of a label:
                              (i)  the date of the approval under section 22 of the Code; and
                             (ii)  the distinguishing number of the label; and
                            (iii)  the date on which the notice is given to the holder; and
                            (iv)  any other details about the label, entered in the relevant APVMA file, that the APVMA thinks appropriate;
                     (d)  for the variation of a relevant particular or condition:
                              (i)  the information required by section 8J of the Code in relation to the variation; and
                             (ii)  the date of the variation under section 22 of the Code; and
                            (iii)  the date on which the notice is given to the holder; and
                            (iv)  for a variation of a relevant particular or condition of an approval of an active constituent—any other details entered in the Record about the active constituent that the APVMA thinks appropriate; and
                             (v)  for a variation of a relevant particular or condition of a registration of a chemical product—any other details about the chemical product, entered in the Register, that the APVMA thinks appropriate; and
                            (vi)  for a variation of a relevant particular or condition of an approval of a label—any other details about the label, entered in the relevant APVMA file, that the APVMA thinks appropriate.
8AL  Information to be given on refusal of application to vary prescribed relevant particular
                   For paragraph 8G(2)(c) of the Code, a notice of refusal of an application to vary a prescribed relevant particular of an approval or registration, made under Division 2A of Part 2 of the Code, must inform the holder of the approval or registration that:
                     (a)  the holder may apply to have the particular varied under Division 3 of Part 2 of the Code; and
                     (b)  if such an application is made, the fee for the application must be reduced by the amount of any fee paid for the application under Division 2A of Part 2 of the Code, in accordance with subsection 27(4) of the Code.
8AM  Publication requirements—approvals and variations of approvals of active constituents
             (1)  For paragraphs 8H(2)(e) and 8J(2)(d) of the Code, this regulation sets out the information that must be included in a notice published in the Gazette under those sections in relation to:
                     (a)  the approval of an active constituent; or
                     (b)  the variation of the relevant particulars or conditions of the approval of an active constituent.
             (2)  The information is:
                     (a)  the name of the applicant for the approval or variation; and
                     (b)  the application number for the application for approval or variation; and
                     (c)  the name of the active constituent; and
                     (d)  the distinguishing number given to the active constituent by the APVMA when the APVMA approved the active constituent; and
                     (e)  a short description of the application and its purpose, including the way in which the active constituent is intended to be used.
             (3)  The following information must also be published by the APVMA on the APVMA website:
                     (a)  the information mentioned in paragraphs (2)(a) to (e);
                     (b)  brief details about the APVMA’s decision.
             (4)  For each item of information relied on by the APVMA in making its decision, the following details must also be published by the APVMA on the APVMA website:
                     (a)  the details for the information mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (e) of the definition of application information details in subregulation 3(1);
                     (b)  if the item of information was given to the APVMA in connection with the application by the applicant or a person on behalf of the applicant:
                              (i)  the data number given to the item of information by the APVMA; and
                             (ii)  unless the information is publicly available—the name and address of the authorising party for the item of information.
8AN  Publication requirements—registrations, variations of registrations and approval of labels
             (1)  For paragraphs 8H(2)(e) and 8J(2)(d) of the Code, this regulation sets out the information that must be included in a notice published in the Gazette under those sections in relation to:
                     (a)  the registration of a chemical product; or
                     (b)  the approval of a label for containers for a chemical product; or
                     (c)  the variation of the relevant particulars or conditions of:
                              (i)  the registration of a chemical product; or
                             (ii)  the approval of a label for a container for a chemical product.
             (2)  The information is:
                     (a)  the name of the applicant for the registration, approval or variation; and
                     (b)  the application number for the application for registration, approval or variation; and
                     (c)  the name of the chemical product; and
                     (d)  for a registration of a chemical product or variation of the relevant particulars or conditions of the registration of a chemical product—the distinguishing number given to the product by the APVMA when the APVMA registered the product; and
                     (e)  for approval of a label or variation of the relevant particulars or conditions of the approval of a label—the distinguishing number given to the label by the APVMA when the APVMA approved the label; and
                      (f)  the name of the active constituents of the chemical product; and
                     (g)  a short description of the application and its purpose, including the way in which the chemical product is intended to be used.
             (3)  The following information must also be published by the APVMA on the APVMA website:
                     (a)  the information mentioned in paragraphs (2)(a) to (e);
                     (b)  brief details about the APVMA’s decision.
             (4)  For each item of information relied on by the APVMA in making its decision, the following details must also be published by the APVMA on the APVMA website:
                     (a)  the details for the information mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (e) of the definition of application information details in subregulation 3(1);
                     (b)  if the item of information was given to the APVMA in connection with the application by the applicant or a person on behalf of the applicant:
                              (i)  the data number given to the item of information by the APVMA; and
                             (ii)  unless the information is publicly available—the name and address of the authorising party for the item of information.
8AO  Matters for notice following preliminary assessment
             (1)  For paragraphs 29E(2)(b) and 110A(2)(b) and subparagraphs 11(2)(a)(ii) and 28(2)(a)(ii) of the Code, this regulation sets out the matters that must be included in a notice under subsection 11(2), 28(2), 29E(2) or 110A(2) of the Code.
             (2)  The matters are the following:
                     (a)  that the application to which the notice relates has passed preliminary assessment;
                     (b)  the section of the Code under which the application will be determined;
                     (c)  the date on which the assessment of the application will commence;
                     (d)  if an amount of application fee payable in relation to the application under subregulation 70(2) is unpaid:
                              (i)  the balance of the application fee that is payable; and
                             (ii)  that the balance must be paid within 28 days of the date of the notice;
                     (e)  for an application other than an application under section 29D of the Code:
                              (i)  that the APVMA may determine that:
                                        (A)  the application is more correctly categorised as an application mentioned in a different item in Part 2 of Schedule 6 to the item in relation to which any fee has been paid; or
                                        (B)  different modules, levels and types mentioned in Schedule 7 are necessary for the application; and
                             (ii)  that if it does so, a further amount of application fee may be payable and the assessment period may change;
                      (f)  the number of copies (if any) of the application that must be given to the APVMA and the form in which those copies must be given;
                     (g)  that if copies of the application are required, the copies must be given to the APVMA within 28 days of the date of the notice;
                     (h)  the assessment period for the application and the expected date by which the application will be determined;
                      (i)  if the modular assessment period applies to the application—the modules to be completed in relation to the application;
                      (j)  that if the APVMA or another prescribed authority makes a request under section 159 of the Code:
                              (i)  for an application for re‑approval or re‑registration—the applicant must comply with the request within 28 days of the request; and
                             (ii)  in any other case—the assessment period will be extended;
                     (k)  for an applicant who is a nominated agent for an approval or registration—the applicant’s obligations under subsection 152(2) of the Code;
                      (l)  that if the applicant becomes aware of any information (new information) that contradicts any information given to the APVMA or shows that the constituent or product to which the application relates may not meet the safety criteria, the trade criteria or the efficacy criteria, the applicant must give the new information to the APVMA in accordance with section 160A of the Code;
                    (m)  that if the APVMA does not determine the application within the assessment period for the application and any extension to the assessment period, the applicant may notify the APVMA that it wishes to treat the application as having been refused, and may seek review of the refusal in accordance with subsection 165(3) of the Code;
                     (n)  that the applicant may withdraw the application in accordance with section 8D of the Code.
8AP  Matters for notice for technical assessment
             (1)  This regulation applies to an application for a technical assessment under regulation 8AS.
             (2)  Within 1 month of receiving the application, the APVMA must give the applicant a notice setting out the following:
                     (a)  that a technical assessment will be provided for that regulation;
                     (b)  the date on which the technical assessment will commence;
                     (c)  if an amount of application fee payable in relation to the application under subregulation 70(2) is unpaid—that the balance must be paid within 28 days of the date of the notice;
                     (d)  the number of copies (if any) of the application that must be given to the APVMA and the form in which those copies must be given;
                     (e)  that any copies must be given to the APVMA within 28 days of the date of the notice;
                      (f)  the assessment period for the application and the expected date by which the application will be determined;
                     (g)  the modules to be completed in relation to the application;
                     (h)  that the assessment period will be extended if the APVMA or another prescribed authority makes a request under section 159 of the Code;
                      (i)  that if the APVMA does not determine the application within the assessment period for the application and any extension to the assessment period, the applicant may notify the APVMA that it wishes to treat the application as having been refused, and may seek review of the refusal in accordance with subsection 165(3) of the Code;
                      (j)  that the applicant may withdraw the application in accordance with section 8D of the Code.
8AQ  Matters for notice in relation to extension of permit
             (1)  This regulation applies to an application for an extension or extensions of a permit under subsection 115(3) of the Code.
             (2)  Within 1 month of receiving the application, the APVMA must give the applicant a notice setting out the following:
                     (a)  that the application will be determined under section 115 of the Code;
                     (b)  the date on which the assessment of the application will commence;
                     (c)  if an amount of application fee payable in relation to the application under subregulation 70(2) is unpaid—that the balance must be paid within 28 days of the date of the notice;
                     (d)  the number of copies (if any) of the application that must be given to the APVMA and the form in which those copies must be given;
                     (e)  that any copies must be given to the APVMA within 28 days of the date of the notice;
                      (f)  the assessment period for the application and the expected date by which the application will be determined;
                     (g)  if the modular assessment period applies to the application—the modules to be completed in relation to the application;
                     (h)  that if the applicant becomes aware of any information (new information) that contradicts any information given to the APVMA or shows that the constituent or product to which the application relates may not meet the safety criteria, the trade criteria or the efficacy criteria, the applicant must give the new information to the APVMA in accordance with section 160A of the Code;
                      (i)  that if the APVMA does not determine the application within the assessment period for the application and any extension to the assessment period, the applicant may notify the APVMA that it wishes to treat the application as having been refused, and may seek review of the refusal in accordance with subsection 165(3) of the Code;
                      (j)  that the applicant may withdraw the application in accordance with section 8D of the Code.
Division 1.6—Listed chemical products
8AR  Listed chemical products
                   For subsection 8T(1) of the Code, the chemical products, or classes of chemical products, specified in Schedule 3B are listed chemical products for the purposes of the Code.
26  Before Division 2.1 of Part 2
Insert:
Division 2.1A—Pre‑application assessments and assistance
8AS  APVMA may provide technical assessments
                   If a person applies to the APVMA for an assessment of a technical nature (a technical assessment) before making an application, the APVMA may provide the technical assessment.
Examples:  Assessment of a trial protocol.
                   Assessment of data an applicant is considering submitting to the APVMA as part of a proposed application for registration of a chemical product or approval of an active constituent.
Note:          Regulation 70 provides for fees for making an application for a technical assessment.
8AT  APVMA may provide pre‑application assistance
             (1)  A person may apply to the APVMA for assistance (pre‑application assistance) in preparing or making an application to the APVMA under the Code or these Regulations.
             (2)  If a person makes an application for pre‑application assistance in accordance with subregulation (1), the APVMA may provide the pre‑application assistance.
Note:          Regulation 69B prescribes the fees payable for pre‑application assistance.
27  Regulation 8A
Repeal the regulation.
28  Regulation 8B (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
8B  Summaries of applications for active constituents for chemical products
29  Subregulation 8B(1)
Omit “product that is not a companion animal product”, substitute “product”.
30  Subregulation 8B(2)
Omit “subregulation 11B (2)”, substitute “paragraph 11(2)(b)”.
31  Paragraph 8B(2)(g)
Omit “details set out in subregulation (3)”, substitute “application information details for the item of information”.
32  Subregulation 8B(3)
Repeal the subregulation.
33  Regulation 8C
Repeal the regulation.
34  Regulation 8D (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
8D  Summaries of applications for chemical products that are not the same as a registered chemical product
35  Paragraph 8D(1)(a)
Repeal the paragraph, substitute:
                     (a)  registration of a chemical product that is not a chemical product mentioned in paragraph 8E(1)(a); or
36  Subregulation 8D(2)
Omit “subsection 11B (2)”, substitute “paragraph 11(2)(b)”.
37  Paragraph 8D(2)(i)
Omit “details set out in subregulation (3)”, substitute “application information details for the item of information”.
38  Subregulation 8D(3)
Repeal the subregulation.
39  Regulation 8E (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
8E  Summaries of applications for chemical products that are the same as a registered chemical product
40  Subdivision 2.1.2
Repeal the Subdivision.
41  Subregulation 15(1)
Omit “19 (2) (a)”, substitute “19(1)(c)”.
42  Paragraph 15(1)(c)
Repeal the paragraph, substitute:
                     (c)  the name of the active constituent;
43  Paragraph 15(1)(g)
Repeal the paragraph, substitute:
                     (g)  identifying information for the holder of the approval of the active constituent;
44  Paragraph 15(1)(j)
Repeal the paragraph, substitute:
                      (j)  identifying information for any nominated agent for the approval.
45  Regulation 16
Omit “20 (2) (a)”, substitute “20(1)(c)”.
46  Paragraph 16(a)
Repeal the paragraph, substitute:
                     (a)  the distinguishing name of the chemical product;
47  After paragraph 16(d)
Insert:
                   (da)  the formulation type for the chemical product;
                   (db)  the net contents for the chemical product;
48  Paragraph 16(e)
Repeal the paragraph, substitute:
                     (e)  identifying information for the holder of the registration of the chemical product;
49  Paragraph 16(k)
Repeal the paragraph, substitute:
                     (k)  identifying information for any nominated agent for the registration.
50  Subregulation 17(1)
Omit “21 (2) (a)”, substitute “21(a)”.
51  Paragraph 17(1)(b)
Before “name”, insert “distinguishing”.
52  Paragraphs 17(1)(g) and (i)
Repeal the paragraphs.
53  Paragraph 17(1)(j)
After “the APVMA”, insert “CEO”.
54  Subregulation 17(1) (note)
Repeal the note.
55  Subregulation 17(2)
After “the APVMA”, insert “CEO”.
56  At the end of regulation 17
Add:
             (3)  For subparagraph 21(c)(iva) of the Code, the following information is prescribed in relation to the approval of a label for a chemical product, unless the information has already been recorded for the approval of the label as part of the registration of the chemical product:
                     (a)  identifying information for the holder of the approval;
                     (b)  identifying information for any nominated agent for the approval.
57  After Subdivision 2.1.3
Insert:
Subdivision 2.1.3A—End dates for approvals and last renewal dates for registrations
17A  End date for approvals and re‑approvals of active constituents
             (1)  For subsections 19(2), 29J(2) and 34AE(2) of the Code, this regulation prescribes the method for working out the end date for an approval of an active constituent, including:
                     (a)  an approval as re‑approval of the active constituent; and
                     (b)  a variation of the end date by the APVMA following a reconsideration of the approval under Division 4 of Part 2 of the Code.
             (2)  The end date for the approval of an active constituent mentioned in column 1 of an item in the following table is as follows:
                     (a)  if the APVMA determines that the end date should be aligned with the end date for another approval of the same active constituent—the date mentioned in column 2 for the item;
                     (b)  in any other case—the date mentioned in column 3 for the item.
 
End date for approvals and re‑approvals of active constituents

Item
Column 1
Active constituent
Column 2
End date if approval aligned with another approval
Column 3
End date if approval not aligned with another approval

1
Active constituent mentioned in Part 2 or 3 of Schedule 1 to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Regulations 1995
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 8 years, after the approval event.
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 8 years, after the approval event.

2
Methyl bromide (bromomethane)
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 8 years, after the approval event.
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 8 years, after the approval event.

3
Active constituent mentioned in Schedule 9 or Appendix C to the current Poisons Standard
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 8 years, after the approval event.
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 8 years, after the approval event.

4
Active constituent mentioned in Schedule 8 to the current Poisons Standard, other than an active constituent mentioned in item 1, 2 or 3
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 10 years, after the approval event.
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 8 years, and less than 10 years, after the approval event.

5
Active constituent contained in a restricted chemical product mentioned in Schedule 4 to these Regulations, other than an active constituent mentioned in item 1, 2, 3 or 4
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 10 years, after the approval event.
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 8 years, and less than 10 years, after the approval event.

6
Active constituent:
(a) mentioned in Schedule 7 to the current Poisons Standard; and
(b) classified in Table 3.1 of Annex VI to the European Community Regulation Number 1272/2008 as Aquatic Acute 1 or Aquatic Chronic 1;
other than an active constituent mentioned in any of items 1 to 5
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 10 years, after the approval event.
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 8 years, and less than 10 years, after the approval event.

7
Active constituent mentioned in Schedule 7 to the current Poisons Standard, other than an active constituent mentioned in any of items 1 to 6
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 13 years, after the approval event.
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 10 years, and less than 13 years, after the approval event.

8
Active constituent classified in Table 3.1 of Annex VI to the European Community Regulation Number 1272/2008 as Aquatic Acute 1 or Aquatic Chronic 1, other than an active constituent mentioned in any of items 1 to 7
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 13 years, after the approval event.
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 10 years, and less than 13 years, after the approval event.

9
Active constituent not mentioned in any of items 1 to 8
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 15 years, after the approval event.
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 13 years, and less than 15 years, after the approval event.

 
Note:          The APVMA may also determine an end date that is less than 7 years so that the end date is the same as the end date for another approval of the same active constituent: see subsections 19(3), 29J(3) and 34AE(3) of the Code.
             (3)  An end date determined by the APVMA under this regulation must be the last day of a calendar month.
             (4)  In determining an end date under this regulation, the APVMA must have regard to the efficient allocation of the resources of the APVMA for determining and assessing re‑approval and re‑registration applications.
             (5)  In this regulation:
approval event:
                     (a)  for the approval of an active constituent—means the date on which the approval takes place; and
                     (b)  for the approval as re‑approval of an active constituent—means the date on which the re‑approval takes place; and
                     (c)  for a variation of the end date for the approval of an active constituent, following a reconsideration of the approval under Division 4 of Part 2 of the Code—means the date on which the variation takes place.
end date, for an approval of an active constituent, means the date on which the approval ends.
             (6)  In this regulation, references to the European Community Regulation Number 1272/2008 are to that Regulation as amended from time to time.
17B  Last renewal dates for registrations and re‑registrations of chemical products
             (1)  For subsections 20(2), 29K(2) and 34AE(2) of the Code, this regulation prescribes the method for working out the last renewal date for the registration of a chemical product, including:
                     (a)  a registration as re‑registration of the chemical product; and
                     (b)  a variation of the last renewal date by the APVMA following a reconsideration of the registration under Division 4 of Part 2 of the Code.
Note:          See also sections 26D, 29B and 34A of the Code for entering last renewal dates when relevant particulars or conditions are varied.
             (2)  The last renewal date for the registration of a chemical product mentioned in column 1 for an item in the following table is as follows:
                     (a)  if the APVMA determines that the last renewal date should be aligned with the last renewal date for another chemical product containing one or more of the same active constituents—the date mentioned in column 2 for the item;
                     (b)  in any other case—the date mentioned in column 3 for the item.
 
Last renewal dates for registrations and re‑registrations of chemical products

Item
Column 1
Chemical product
Column 2
Last renewal date if aligned with last renewal date for another chemical product
Column 3
Last renewal date if not aligned with last renewal date for another chemical product

1
Chemical product containing an active constituent mentioned in Part 2 or 3 of Schedule 1 to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Regulations 1995
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 8 years, after the registration event.
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 8 years, after the registration event.

2
Chemical product containing methyl bromide (bromomethane)
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 8 years, after the registration event.
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 8 years, after the registration event.

3
Chemical product containing an active constituent mentioned in Schedule 9 or Appendix C of the current Poisons Standard
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 8 years, after the registration event.
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 8 years, after the registration event.

4
Chemical product containing an active constituent mentioned in Schedule 8 to the current Poisons Standard, other than a chemical product mentioned in item 1, 2 or 3
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 10 years, after the registration event.
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 8 years, and less than 10 years, after the registration event.

5
Chemical product containing an active constituent contained in a restricted chemical product mentioned in Schedule 4 to these Regulations, other than a chemical product mentioned in item 1, 2, 3 or 4
 
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 10 years, after the registration event.
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 8 years, and less than 10 years, after the registration event.

6
Chemical product containing an active constituent:
(a) mentioned in Schedule 7 to the current Poisons Standard; and
(b) classified in Table 3.1 of Annex VI to the European Community Regulation Number 1272/2008 as Aquatic Acute 1 or Aquatic Chronic 1;
other than a chemical product mentioned in any of items 1 to 5
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 10 years, after the registration event.
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 8 years, and less than 10 years, after the registration event.

7
Chemical product containing an active constituent mentioned in Schedule 7 to the current Poisons Standard, other than a chemical product mentioned in any of items 1 to 6
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 13 years, after the registration event.
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 10 years, and less than 13 years, after the registration event.

8
Chemical product containing an active constituent classified in Table 3.1 of Annex VI to the European Community Regulation Number 1272/2008 as Aquatic Acute 1 or Aquatic Chronic 1, other than a chemical product mentioned in any of items 1 to 7
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 13 years, after the registration event.
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 10 years, and less than 13 years, after the registration event.

9
Chemical product containing an active constituent, other than a chemical product mentioned in any of items 1 to 8
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 7 years, and less than 15 years, after the registration event.
The date determined by the APVMA. The date must be not less than 13 years, and less than 15 years, after the registration event.

 
Note:          The APVMA may also determine a last renewal date that is less than 7 years so that the last renewal date is the same as the last renewal date for the registration of another chemical product containing one or more of the same active constituents: see subsections 20(3), 29K(3) and 34AE(3) of the Code.
             (3)  If more than one item in the table in subregulation (2) applies to a chemical product, the item with the lowest item number is to be used to work out the last renewal date for the product.
Example:    If the chemical product contains methyl bromide (active constituent in item 2) and an active constituent mentioned in item 7, the last renewal date is to be determined in accordance with item 2.
             (4)  A last renewal date determined by the APVMA under this regulation must be the last day of a calendar month.
             (5)  In determining a last renewal date under this regulation, the APVMA must have regard to the efficient allocation of the resources of the APVMA for determining and assessing re‑approval and re‑registration applications.
             (6)  In this regulation:
last renewal date, for the registration of a chemical product, means the date after which the registration cannot be renewed under Division 6 of Part 2 of the Code.
registration event:
                     (a)  for the registration of a chemical product—means the date on which the registration takes place; and
                     (b)  for the registration as re‑registration of a chemical product—means the date on which the re‑registration takes place; and
                     (c)  for a variation of the last renewal date for the registration of a chemical product, following a reconsideration of the registration under Division 4 of Part 2 of the Code—means the date on which the variation takes place.
             (7)  In this regulation, references to the European Community Regulation Number 1272/2008 are to that Regulation as amended from time to time.
58  Before regulation 18 in Subdivision 2.1.4
Insert:
17C  Conditions of approval or registration—active constituents and chemical products
             (1)  For paragraph 23(1)(a) of the Code, the table sets out conditions to which the approval of an active constituent for a proposed or existing chemical product is subject.
 
Conditions for approval of active constituent

Item
Condition

1
The active constituent must be manufactured in accordance with the composition and purity entered for the active constituent in the Record in accordance with paragraph 15(1)(d)

2
The active constituent must be manufactured by a manufacturer whose name is entered for the active constituent in the Record in accordance with paragraph 15(1)(e)

3
The active constituent must be manufactured at a site of manufacture entered for the active constituent in the Record in accordance with paragraph 15(1)(f)

4
The identifying information for the holder of the approval, and the nominated agent (if any), of the active constituent must be the identifying information for the holder and nominated agent (if any) entered for the active constituent in the Record

 
             (2)  For paragraph 23(1)(a) of the Code, the table sets out conditions to which the registration of a chemical product is subject.
 
Conditions for registration of chemical product

Item
Condition

1
The chemical product must contain each of the constituents entered for the chemical product in the Register in accordance with paragraph 16(b)

2
The chemical product must be manufactured:
(a) in accordance with the particulars entered for the chemical product in the Register in accordance with paragraphs 16(b), (c), (d) and (da); and
(b) by a manufacturer whose name is entered for the chemical product in the Register in accordance with paragraph 16(g); and
(c) at a site of manufacture entered for the chemical product in the Register in accordance with paragraph 16(h)

3
A chemical product manufactured in Australia must not be supplied unless the APVMA has determined it is satisfied that each holder of a licence to carry out steps in the manufacture of the product is complying with the following conditions of the licence:
(a) any conditions imposed on the licence under subsections 126(1) and (2) of the Code;
(b) the condition mentioned in paragraph 126(4)(a) of the Code, if the licence is subject to that condition;
(c) any of the conditions mentioned in subregulations 61(3) to (7A) to which the licence is subject

4
A chemical product manufactured outside Australia must not be supplied unless:
(a) the holder of the registration of the product has, on request by the APVMA, given the APVMA, or arranged for the manufacturer of the product to give the APVMA, evidence that each step in the manufacture of the product complies with a standard that the APVMA has determined is comparable to manufacturing principles and the Australian GMP Code (an overseas GMP compliance assessment); and
(b) the APVMA has assessed the overseas GMP compliance assessment and is satisfied that each step in the manufacture of the product complies with a standard that the APVMA has determined is comparable to manufacturing principles and the Australian GMP Code

5
The formulation type of the chemical product as supplied must be the formulation type entered for the chemical product in the Register in accordance with paragraph 16(da)

6
The net contents for the chemical product as supplied must be the net contents entered for the chemical product in the Register in accordance with paragraph 16(db)

7
The identifying information for the holder of the registration, and the nominated agent (if any), for the chemical product as supplied must be the identifying information for the holder and nominated agent (if any) entered for the chemical product in the Register

 
             (3)  Items 3 and 4 of the table in subregulation (2) do not apply in relation to a chemical product if:
                     (a)  the chemical product is:
                              (i)  an exempt product within the meaning given by regulation 59; or
                             (ii)  a listed chemical product; or
                            (iii)  a reserved chemical product; or
                     (b)  the holder of the registration of the product is an exempt person within the meaning given by regulation 59A, 59B, 59C or 59D.
59  Regulation 18 (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
18  Conditions of registration of chemical products—containers
60  Subregulation 18(1)
Repeal the subregulation, substitute:
             (1)  For paragraph 23(1)(a) of the Code, the registration of a chemical product is subject to the condition that the product is supplied only in a container that meets the requirements mentioned in subregulation (2).
61  Regulation 18B
Repeal the regulation, substitute:
18B  Prescribed conditions for approval of labels
                   For paragraph 23(1)(a) of the Code, the approval of a label for containers for a chemical product is subject to the conditions in this Subdivision.
62  At the end of subregulation 18D(1)
Add:
                   ; (e)  the name and address of the person primarily responsible for marketing the product.
63  Subregulation 18G(1)
Omit “An interested person”, substitute “The holder of the approval of the label”.
64  Paragraph 18G(2)(b)
Omit “section 55”, substitute “paragraph 45A(1)(b)”.
65  Subregulations 18H(1) and 18I(1)
Omit “An interested person in relation to the label”, substitute “The holder of the approval of the label”.
66  Paragraph 18I(4)(a)
Omit “to public health or to occupational health or safety”, substitute “to persons of death, serious illness or serious injury”.
67  After regulation 18I
Insert:
18J  Identifying information recorded for holder and nominated agent
                   The approval of a label for containers for a chemical product is subject to the condition that the identifying information for the holder of the approval, and the nominated agent for the holder (if any), must be the identifying information for the holder, and agent (if any), recorded for the label in the relevant APVMA file.
68  After Subdivision 2.1.6
Insert:
Subdivision 2.1.6A—Incorrect particulars and conditions
18K  Incorrect particulars and conditions APVMA must correct
                   For paragraph 26(1)(b) of the Code, the following kinds of relevant particulars or conditions are prescribed:
                     (a)  the signal words required by the current Poisons Standard in relation to an approved label;
                     (b)  the information mentioned at paragraphs (e) and (f) of the definition of identifying information in subregulation 3(1) for:
                              (i)  the holder of an approval or registration; and
                             (ii)  the nominated agent (if any) of a holder of an approval or registration.
69  Subdivision 2.1.7
Repeal the subdivision.
70  Regulations 19AA, 19AB and 19AC
Repeal the regulations.
71  Regulation 19AD (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
19AD  Summaries of applications for variation for chemical products
72  Subregulation 19AD(1)
Repeal the subregulation, substitute:
             (1)  This regulation applies to an application for variation of the relevant particulars or conditions of:
                     (a)  the registration of a chemical product; or
                     (b)  the approval of a label for a container for a chemical product.
73  Subregulation 19AD(2)
Omit “subsection 28B (2)”, substitute “paragraph 28(2)(b)”.
74  Paragraph 19AD(2)(i)
Omit “details set out in subregulation (3)”, substitute “application information details for the item of information”.
75  Subregulation 19AD(3)
Repeal the subregulation.
76  Subdivision 2.2.2
Repeal the Subdivision.
77  Before Division 2.3
Insert:
Division 2.2A—Re‑approving and re‑registering
19A  Late application for re‑approval or re‑registration
             (1)  This regulation is made for subsection 29D(3) of the Code.
             (2)  The APVMA may accept a late application for re‑approval of an active constituent, or re‑registration of a chemical product, if the fee mentioned in subregulation (3) is paid when the application is made.
             (3)  The fee payable for making a late application is $500, and is payable in addition to the application fee payable under regulation 70.
Note 1:       Subsection 29D(3) of the Code sets out when the application must be made.
Note 2:       For the end date for approvals and last renewal date for registrations, following re‑approval or re‑registration, see regulations 17A and 17B.
78  Regulations 20 to 22AA
Repeal the regulations, substitute:
20  Reconsideration work plan
             (1)  For subsection 31(2) of the Act, a work plan for a proposed reconsideration must include the following:
                     (a)  the date of any relevant notice published under section 30 of the Code;
                     (b)  the date on which the APVMA will commence the reconsideration;
                     (c)  the proposed timeframe for the reconsideration and how the timeframe has been calculated for regulation 78B;
                     (d)  the matters the APVMA proposes dealing with in the reconsideration;
                     (e)  the expected date on which a notice will be given to the holder under subsection 32(1) of the Code;
                      (f)  the expected date on which any information will be given under subsection 32(2) of the Code, and the anticipated recipients of that information;
                     (g) the expected date on which a notice (if any) will be given to the holder under subsection 33(1) of the Code, and a summary of the type of information, report, result or sample it is anticipated will be required by the notice;
                     (h)  the expected date on which a notice (if any) will be given under section 34AB of the Code, and the anticipated recipients of the notice;
                      (i)  the expected date on which a decision will be made in relation to the reconsideration under section 34 of the Code.
             (2)  For paragraph 31(3)(a) of the Code:
                     (a)  the APVMA must review and update the work plan at least once a year; and
                     (b)  if the APVMA issues a notice or information mentioned in paragraph (1)(e), (f), (g) or (h), the APVMA must update the work plan to include the date the notice or information was issued; and
                     (c)  if the APVMA makes a decision in relation to the reconsideration under section 34 of the Code, the APVMA must include in the work plan details of the decision and the date of the decision; and
                     (d)  if the APVMA varies the instructions on a label for containers for a chemical product under section 34A of the Code in relation to the reconsideration—the APVMA must include in the work plan details of the variation; and
                     (e)  if the APVMA issues a permit in relation to the reconsideration—the APVMA must include in the work plan details of the permit; and
                      (f)  if the APVMA takes any suspension, cancellation or recall action, in relation to the reconsideration, under section 34AA, 41, 101, 102 or 103 of the Code, the APVMA must include in the work plan details of the action taken and the date of the action.
21  Period for giving information, reports, results or samples
             (1)  For subsection 33(1A) of the Code, the period stated in a notice issued under subsection 33(1) of the Code must not exceed the period that is half of the period in which the APVMA is required, under regulation 78B, to conclude the reconsideration to which the notice relates.
             (2)  For subregulation (1), the period in which the APVMA is required, under regulation 78B, to conclude the reconsideration, is to be calculated as at the date of the notice.
             (3)  For subsection 33(1B) of the Code, the APVMA may allow a further period if an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the holder prevents the holder from fulfilling the holder’s obligations in the notice.
22  Notice of decision on reconsideration
                   For paragraph 34AC(2)(e) of the Code, the following information is prescribed:
                     (a)  particulars of the notice published under paragraph 34AC(1)(b) of the Code in relation to the affirmation;
                     (b)  the date on which the notice is given to the holder;
                     (c)  the date the APVMA affirmed the approval or registration;
                     (d)  for an affirmation of a registration of a chemical product—the distinguishing name of the chemical product;
                     (e)  for an affirmation of an approval of a label—the distinguishing number of the label;
                      (f)  any other details entered in the Record, Register or relevant APVMA file for the active constituent, chemical product or label that the APVMA thinks appropriate.
Note:          For the end dates for approvals and last renewal dates for registrations, see regulations 17A and 17B.
22AA  Reconsideration by APVMA of approval of label
                   For subsection 34AF(1) of the Code, the prescribed matters are:
                     (a)  the matters mentioned in paragraphs 5D(1)(g), (h) and (i) of the Code; and
                     (b)  the matters mentioned in subregulation 8AE(1).
79  Division 2.4 of Part 2
Repeal the Division.
80  Division 2.5 of Part 2
Repeal the Division, substitute:
Division 2.5—Variation of dates for approval or registration
22D  Prescribed overseas regulatory action
                   For paragraph 47A(1)(a) of the Code, the following foreign regulators of agricultural or veterinary chemicals are prescribed:
                     (a)  the United States Environmental Protection Agency;
                     (b)  the Centre for Veterinary Medicine of the US Food and Drug Administration;
                     (c)  the Ministry for Primary Industries of New Zealand;
                     (d)  the New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority;
                     (e)  the Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada;
                      (f)  the Veterinary Drugs Directorate of Health Canada;
                     (g)  the Chemicals Regulation Directorate of the Health and Safety Executive of the United Kingdom;
                     (h)  the Veterinary Medicines Directorate of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the United Kingdom.
81  Part 2A
Repeal the Part.
82  Division 1 of Part 3 (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
Division 3.1—Notices
83  Regulation 24 (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
24  Protected registered information—notice to primary holder
84  Regulation 24
Omit “a primary applicant”, substitute “each primary holder”.
85  Regulation 24
Omit “secondary applicant” (wherever occurring), substitute “secondary holder”.
86  Subparagraph 24(a)(i)
Omit “of Chemical Products”.
87  Subparagraph 24(a)(ii)
Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:
                             (ii)  the particulars of the secondary chemical product entered in the Register or, if each primary holder so requests, the particulars of the approved active constituent entered in the Record; and
88  Subparagraph 24(a)(iii)
Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:
                            (iii)  the matters about the approved label recorded in the relevant APVMA file for paragraph 21(c) of the Code.
89  Regulation 25 (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
25  Protected registered information—notice to secondary holder
90  Regulation 25
Omit “applicant” (wherever occurring), substitute “holder”.
91  Paragraph 25(b)
Repeal the paragraph, substitute:
                     (b)  the particulars of each primary chemical product, entered in the Register or, if the secondary holder so requests, the particulars of each approved active constituent, entered in the Record; and
92  Paragraph 25(c)
Repeal the paragraph, substitute:
                     (c)  the matters about the approved label recorded in the relevant APVMA file for paragraph 21(c) of the Code.
93  Division 2 of Part 3 (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
Division 3.2—Conduct of arbitration
94  Paragraphs 27(1)(a) and (b)
Omit “applicant”, substitute “holder”.
95  Subregulation 27(2)
Omit “a reasonable period”, substitute “14 days”.
96  Regulation 28
Omit “an applicant”, substitute “a holder”.
97  Regulation 28
Omit “the applicant”, substitute “the holder”.
98  Regulation 29
Omit “applicants”, substitute “holders”.
99  Regulation 31 (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
31  Arbitrator to give parties notice of hearing
100  Regulation 32 (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
32  Arbitrator’s powers if holder does not attend hearing
101  Regulation 32
Omit “applicant”, substitute “holder”.
102  Subregulation 34(3)
Omit “an applicant”, substitute “a holder”.
103  Regulation 36
Omit “a primary applicant”, substitute “each primary holder”.
104  Regulation 36
Omit “the primary applicant” (wherever occurring), substitute “each primary holder”.
105  Subregulation 37(3)
Omit “applicants”, substitute “holders”.
106   Regulation 38 (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
38  Holders’ cost of arbitration
107  Division 1 of Part 4 (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
Division 4.1—General
108  Regulation 40A
Repeal the regulation.
109  Paragraph 40(8)(a)
Omit “Part 9 of the Code (which deals with enforcement)”, substitute “Parts 9 and 9A of the Code (which deal with investigative powers and enforcement)”.
110  Subregulation 41(1)
Omit “83A,”.
111  Subregulation 41(2)
Omit “83A (1) (a),”.
112  Subregulation 41(2)
 Omit “or registered listed chemical product”.
113  Subregulation 41(3)
Omit “83A (1) (b),”.
114  Subregulation 41(3)
Omit “or registered listed chemical product”.
115  Subregulation 42(1)
Omit “section 87”, substitute “ subparagraph 87(1)(b)(ii)”.
116  Subregulation 42(3)
Repeal the subregulation, substitute:
             (3)  For paragraph 87(1)(a) of the Code, the standard for a chemical product, or a constituent contained in a chemical product, is:
                     (a)  for a product or constituent in respect of which a standard is specified in an order under section 7 of the Act—that standard; or
                     (b)  for a product or constituent (other than a product or constituent to which paragraph (a) applies) in respect of which a standard has been made under section 6E of the Code—that standard; or
                     (c)  for a listed chemical product (other than a product to which paragraph (a) or (b) applies) mentioned in column 2 of item 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 3B that does not have a last renewal date in the Register—the Listable Chemical Product (Home Swimming Pool and Spa Products) Standard 2007; or
                     (d)  for a listed chemical product (other than a product to which paragraph (a) or (b) applies) mentioned in column 2 of item 2 of Part 2 of Schedule 3B that does not have a last renewal date in the Register—the Listable Chemical Product (Joint Health Products for Dogs and Horses) Standard 2007; or
                     (e)  for a veterinary chemical product or a constituent (other than a product or constituent to which paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) applies)) in respect of which a standard is specified in:
                              (i)  the British Pharmacopoeia; or
                             (ii)  the British Pharmacopoeia (Veterinary); or
                            (iii)  the European Pharmacopoeia; or
                            (iv)  the United States Pharmacopoeia;
                            the standard specified in the first of those publications, in the order set out in this paragraph, that applies to the product or constituent; or
                      (f)  for a product or constituent (other than a product or constituent to which paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) applies) in respect of which a standard is specified in the FAO and WHO Specifications for Pesticides—that standard; or
                     (g)  for a product or constituent (other than a product or constituent to which paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) or (f) applies) in respect of which the APVMA approved a standard before 1 July 2014 and the approval is still in force—that standard.
117  At the end of regulation 42
Add:
             (5)  In this regulation, the last renewal date for a chemical product is the date after which the registration of the product cannot be renewed under Division 6 of Part 2 of the Code.
118  Subregulation 44(1)
Omit “90 (a)”, substitute “90(1)(a)”.
119  Subparagraph 44(1)(a)(ii)
Omit “Part 9 of the Code (which deals with enforcement)”, substitute “Parts 9 and 9A of the Code (which deal with investigative powers and enforcement)”.
120  Subregulation 44(2)
Omit “90 (b)”, substitute “90(1)(b)”.
121  Subregulations 46(1A), (1B) and (1C)
Repeal the subregulations.
122  Paragraph 46(2)(b)
Omit “Part 9 of the Code (which deals with enforcement)”, substitute “Parts 9 and 9A of the Code (which deal with investigative powers and enforcement)”.
123  Division 2 of Part 4 (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
Division 4.2—Supply of hormonal growth promotants
124  Paragraph 52(b)
Omit “Part 9 of the Code (which deals with enforcement)”, substitute “Parts 9 and 9A of the Code (which deal with investigative powers and enforcement)”.
125  Subregulation 54(2)
Omit “48 (1) (b)”, substitute “48(1)(a)”.
126  Regulation 57
Repeal the regulation, substitute:
57  Requirements for issue of permit on application
             (1)  Subregulation (2) applies to the issue by the APVMA of a permit on application for a person to do, or omit to do, any thing which would, apart from the permit, be an offence against an eligible law of this jurisdiction.
             (2)  For paragraph 112(2)(e) of the Code, the use of the active constituent or chemical product, as proposed in the application for the issue of the permit, must be:
                     (a)  a minor use; or
                     (b)  an emergency use; or
                     (c)  for the purpose of research.
Note:          Subregulation (2) does not affect permits issued in relation to an offence mentioned in paragraph 109(a) of the Code or a contravention mentioned in paragraph 109(c) of the Code.
             (3)  For paragraph 112(2)(e) of the Code, if the permit is issued for a person to do, or omit to do, any thing which would, apart from the permit, be:
                     (a)  an offence against section 121 of the Code; or
                     (b)  a contravention of the civil penalty provision referred to in section 121 of the Code;
the permit must be expressed to be in force for a period of not more than 90 days.
57A  Requirements for issue of permit on APVMA’s own initiative
                   For paragraph 112A(2)(b) of the Code, if a permit issued by the APVMA on its own initiative would permit a person to do, or omit to do, any thing which would, apart from the permit, be:
                     (a)  an offence against section 121 of the Code; or
                     (b)  a contravention of the civil penalty provision referred to in section 121 of the Code;
the permit must be expressed to be in force for a period of not more than 90 days.
57B  Duration of permit—extension for further period
                   For paragraph 115(3A)(b) of the Code, the APVMA must be satisfied that:
                     (a)  the requirements mentioned in paragraphs 112(2)(e) and (f) of the Code will continue to be met in respect of the permit; and
                     (b)  for a permit in respect of an active constituent where the APVMA considers that its assessment for paragraph 112(2)(c) of the Code in relation to the issue of the permit is no longer valid—that the requirement mentioned in paragraph 112(2)(c) of the Code is met in respect of the permit; and
                     (c)  for a permit in respect of a chemical product where the APVMA considers that its assessment for paragraph 112(2)(d) of the Code in relation to the issue of the permit is no longer valid—that the requirement mentioned in paragraph 112(2)(d) of the Code is met in respect of the permit; and
                     (d)  the holder will continue to be able to comply with the conditions of the permit unless the APVMA is satisfied that special circumstances make the extension for a further period appropriate despite this requirement not being met; and
                     (e)  none of subparagraphs 112(4)(b)(iv) to (xi) of the Code applies to:
                              (i)  the holder; or
                             (ii)  any other person who makes, or participates in making, decisions that affect the whole, or a substantial part, of the holder’s affairs; or
                            (iii)  if the holder is a body corporate—a major interest holder of the body corporate;
                            unless the APVMA is satisfied that special circumstances make the extension for a further period appropriate despite this requirement not being met; and
                      (f)  the permit is not a permit to which paragraph 112(2)(g) of the Code applied at the time the permit was issued; and
                     (g)  the permit is not a permit that was taken to have been issued under section 45B or 47D of the Code; and
                     (h)  if an application has not been made by any person for variation of a relevant particular or condition of approval or registration for the active constituent or chemical product in respect to which the permit is issued—that there are reasonable grounds for the application not having been made.
127  Regulation 58
Repeal the regulation.
128  Regulation 59C(1)
Omit “The legal personal representative”, substitute “For paragraph 121(4)(a) of the Code, the legal personal representative”.
129  Regulation 59D(1)
Omit “A person who”, substitute “For paragraph 121(4)(a) of the Code, a person who”.
130  Regulation 59E
Omit “It is a requirement”, substitute “For paragraph 123(1)(b) of the Code, it is a requirement”.
131  Regulation 63
Repeal the regulation, substitute:
63  Method of securing samples
             (1)  This regulation applies to an inspector who exercises the power mentioned in paragraph 131A(1)(g) or 132A(1)(g) of the Code to take and keep samples of any thing on any premises.
             (2)  The inspector must ensure that:
                     (a)  the sample is contained and sealed in an appropriate vessel or package; and
                     (b)  the vessel or package is so marked as to clearly identify the sample; and
                     (c)  the vessel or package cannot be opened, or the identification of the sample removed, without breaking the seal; and
                     (d)  the sample is stored and transported in such a way that the composition of the sample is not altered.
132  Regulation 64
Repeal the regulation, substitute:
64  Infringement notices
             (1)  For subsection 145DA(1) of the Code, each civil penalty provision mentioned in Schedule 5A is prescribed.
             (2)  For subsection 145DB(3) of the Code:
                     (a)  the amount (in penalty units) mentioned for an individual in an item of Schedule 5A is the amount that applies for an alleged contravention by the individual of the provision mentioned in the item in the circumstances (if any) mentioned in the item; and
                     (b)  the amount (in penalty units) mentioned for a corporation in an item of Schedule 5A is the amount that applies for an alleged contravention by the corporation of the provision mentioned in the item in the circumstances (if any) mentioned in the item.
133  Regulation 65
Repeal the regulation, substitute:
Division 9.1—Information
65  Information that must be given electronically
                   For subsection 156A(2) of the Code, the information mentioned in an item in column 2 of the following table, given to the APVMA in relation to an application mentioned in column 1 for the item, must be given to given to the APVMA electronically.
 
Information that must be given electronically

Item
Column 1
Application
Column 2
Information

1
Application to which subsection 26B(1) or paragraph 10(1)(c) or 27(1)(c) of the Code relates
Information required by the APVMA about a label for a container for the chemical product to which the application relates

2
Application to which regulation 8AT applies
Information given in relation to the application

3
Application to which regulation 8B relates
The short description of the application mentioned in paragraph 8B(2)(g)

4
Application to which regulation 8D relates
The short description of the application mentioned in paragraph 8D(2)(i)

5
Application to which regulation 19AD relates
The short description of the application mentioned in paragraph 19AD(2)(i)

 
65A  Period for giving additional information, report or sample
             (1)  For subsection 159(1AA) of the Code, subregulations (2) to (4) set out the maximum period that may be stated as the period in which the applicant or holder to whom a notice is issued under section 159 of the Code (the recipient) must respond to the notice.
             (2)  For an application (other than a timeshift application) for approval, registration, or a permit (other than a permit for emergency use), the maximum period is to be worked out as follows:
where:
MP means the maximum period.
XP means the extended assessment period mentioned for the application in column 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 6 minus the assessment period mentioned for the application in column 2 of Part 2 of Schedule 6.
             (3)  For a timeshift application, the maximum period is the period agreed to by the APVMA and the applicant.
             (4)  For an application for re‑approval or re‑registration, the maximum period is 28 days after the date of the notice.
             (5)  For subsection 159(1AB) of the Code, the APVMA may allow a further period if an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the recipient prevents the recipient from complying with the notice in the period stated in the notice.
134  Subregulation 66(2)
Omit “interested person in relation to”, substitute “holder of the registration of”.
135  Subregulation 69(5)
Repeal the subregulation.
136  After regulation 69
Insert:
Division 9.2—Fees
69B  Fees for pre‑application assistance
             (1)  For section 164 of the Code, this regulation provides for the fees payable in respect of pre‑application assistance provided by the APVMA under regulation 8AT.
             (2)  The APVMA:
                     (a)  must, by legislative instrument, set out what constitutes a unit of pre‑application assistance for different kinds of assistance that might be provided; and
                     (b)  must state in the instrument whether a unit is based on:
                              (i)  the work of one person or 2 or more people; or
                             (ii)  a face to face meeting; or
                            (iii)  work done to prepare for a meeting.
Example:    The instrument may state that a unit is a period of work performed by one person or a total period of work performed by 2 or more people.
             (3)  The fee for one unit, or a part of one unit, of pre‑application assistance is $175.
             (4)  A person applying for pre‑application assistance under regulation 8AT must pay the fee that would be payable for 2 units of pre‑application assistance (regardless of the assistance to be given by APVMA) when the application is lodged.
             (5)  If more than 2 units of pre‑application assistance are provided by the APVMA to the person in relation to the application, the person must pay the fee for each additional unit, or part of a unit, of pre‑application assistance provided to the person when the APVMA issues an invoice for the fee.
Note:          Regulation 70 provides for pre‑application assistance fees to be rebated from fees payable for certain applications, up to a maximum rebate amount.
137  Subregulations 70(1) to (5)
Repeal the subregulations, substitute:
             (1)  For section 164 of the Code, this regulation provides for the fees payable in respect of applications under the Code or these Regulations.
Note:          Regulations 70A, 70B, 71A, 72 and 72A make further provision regarding fees payable in respect of applications under the Code.
             (2)  The fee (the application fee) payable for an application of a kind mentioned in column 1 of an item in Part 2 of Schedule 6 is as follows:
                     (a)  for an application lodged on or after 1 July 2014 but before 1 January 2015—the fee (if any) mentioned for the item in Column 5 of Part 2 of Schedule 6;
                     (b)  for an application lodged on or after 1 January 2015—the fee (if any) mentioned for the item in Column 6 of Part 2 of Schedule 6.
             (3)  If any pre‑application assistance fee is paid in relation to an application, the application fee for the application is reduced by the amount of pre‑application assistance fee paid.
             (4)  However, the maximum amount by which the application fee may be reduced under subregulation (3), for an application of a kind mentioned in Column 1 of an item in Part 2 of Schedule 6, is the amount mentioned in column 4 for the item.
             (5)  A reference in Column 5 or 6 of an item in Part 2 of Schedule 6 to a modular assessment fee is a reference to the modular assessment fee in respect of the application to which that item refers, worked out in accordance with regulation 70A.
             (6)  The minimum amount of the application fee that is required to be paid at the time of making an application (the minimum assessment fee) is as follows:
                     (a)  for an application lodged on or after 1 July 2014 and before 1 January 2015:
                              (i)  if the application fee for the application is less than $620—the minimum assessment fee is the total amount of the application fee; and
                             (ii)  in any other case—the minimum assessment fee is $620;
                     (b)  for an application lodged on or after 1 January 2015:
                              (i)  if the application fee for the application is less than $710—the minimum assessment fee is the total amount of the application fee; and
                             (ii)  in any other case—the minimum assessment fee is $710.
Note:          Subparagraph 8A(a)(iii) of the Code states that an application must be accompanied by so much of the prescribed fee as is required to be paid when the application is made.
             (7)  The balance, if any, of the application fee is payable within 28 days of the date of the notice given to the applicant in relation to the application under regulation 8AO, 8AP or 8AQ.
138  Subregulation 70(6)
Renumber as subregulation 70(8).
139  Regulations 70A and 71
Repeal the regulations, substitute:
70A  Modular assessment fees
             (1)  Schedule 7 sets out the assessment modules that may be necessary to determine an application for which a modular assessment fee is payable.
             (2)  An assessment module may have different levels or types of assessment.
             (3)  The fee payable for a module, level or type of assessment mentioned in an item in Schedule 7, in relation to an application, is as follows:
                     (a)  for an application lodged on or after 1 July 2014 and before 1 January 2015—the fee (if any) mentioned for the item in column 3 of Schedule 7;
                     (b)  for an application lodged on or after 1 January 2015—the fee (if any) mentioned for the item in column 4 of Schedule 7.
             (4)  The modular assessment fee for an application is the sum of the fees payable for:
                     (a)  the preliminary assessment module in item 1 in Schedule 7; and
                     (b)  the other modules, levels and types of assessment that the APVMA considers necessary for the application to undergo; and
                     (c)  the type of finalisation assessment module in items 11.1 to 11.3 in Schedule 7 that the application must undergo.
Note:          The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Instrument No. 2 (Modular Assessment Fees) 2010 sets out criteria for working out which modules, level and types of assessment apply in a particular case.
70B  Recategorised applications
             (1)  This regulation applies if:
                     (a)  both of the following apply:
                              (i)  the fee mentioned in subregulation 70(2) (the application fee) has been paid in relation to an application on the basis that the application is of a kind mentioned in an item of the table in Part 2 of Schedule 6 (the original item);
                             (ii)  the APVMA determines, at any time after preliminary assessment of the application, that the application is more correctly categorised as an application of a kind mentioned in a different item of the table (the recategorised item); or
                     (b)  both of the following apply:
                              (i)  the application fee has been paid in relation to an application on the basis that particular modules, levels and types mentioned in Schedule 7 (the original modules) are necessary for the application;
                             (ii)  the APVMA considers, at any time after preliminary assessment of the application, that different modules, levels and types mentioned in Schedule 7 (the recategorised modules) are necessary for the application.
             (2)  If the application fee is the same as the fee payable under subregulation 70(2) for the recategorised item or recategorised modules, the APVMA must notify the applicant, in writing:
                     (a)  that the APVMA has recategorised the application and will proceed with the assessment of the application; and
                     (b)  if the assessment period for the recategorised item or recategorised modules is different from the assessment period for the original item or original modules—of the assessment period for the application.
             (3)  If the application fee is less than the fee payable under subregulation 70(2) for the recategorised item or recategorised modules:
                     (a)  the APVMA must notify the applicant, in writing:
                              (i)  that the APVMA has recategorised the application; and
                             (ii)  that the applicant must pay the difference between the application fee and the fee payable under subregulation 70(2) for the recategorised item or recategorised modules (the additional amount) before the APVMA can determine the application; and
                            (iii)  that the additional amount is payable within 28 days of the date of the notice; and
                            (iv)  that the APVMA must refuse the application if the additional amount is not paid by that date; and
                             (v)  that the applicant may withdraw the application; and
                            (vi)  if the assessment period for the recategorised item or recategorised modules is different from the assessment period for the original item or original modules—of the assessment period for the recategorised item or recategorised modules; and
                     (b)  for section 164 of the Code, the applicant must pay the additional amount within 28 days of the date of the notice; and
                     (c)  for paragraph 164(8)(b) of the Code, the APVMA may waive the additional amount if the application is refused on the basis that the additional amount has not been paid within 28 days of the date of the notice.
             (4)  If the application fee is more than the fee payable under subregulation 70(2) for the recategorised item or recategorised modules:
                     (a)  the APVMA must notify the applicant, in writing:
                              (i)  that the APVMA has recategorised the application; and
                             (ii)  of the amount of the fee for the recategorised item or recategorised modules; and
                            (iii)  that the applicant is entitled to a refund of the difference between the application fee and the fee payable under subregulation 70(2) for the recategorised item or recategorised modules; and
                            (iv)  that the APVMA will proceed with the assessment of the application; and
                             (v)  if the assessment period for the recategorised item or recategorised modules is different from the assessment period for the original item or original modules—of the assessment period for application; and
                     (b)  the APVMA must, as soon as practicable, remit to the applicant the difference between the application fee and the fee payable under subregulation (2) for the recategorised item or recategorised modules.
140  Subregulation 71A(1)
Omit “paragraph 49(1) (d)”, substitute “section 164”.
141  Subregulations 71A(2) and (3)
Omit “interested person”, substitute “holder”.
142  Subparagraph 71A(3)(b)(ii)
Omit “listable”, substitute “listed”.
143  Subregulation 71A(5)
Omit “interested person”, substitute “holder”.
144  Subparagraph 71B(1)(b)(ii)
Omit “listable”, substitute “listed”.
145  Paragraph 71B(1)(d)
Omit “interested person”, substitute “holder”.
146  Subregulations 71B(2) and (4)
Omit “interested person” (wherever occurring), substitute “holder”.
147  After regulation 71B
Insert:
71C  Fees for applications relating to holder or nominated agent
                   For section 164 of the Code, the following fees are prescribed:
                     (a)  for an application under section 8L of the Code to change the holder of an approval or registration—$50;
                     (b)  for an application under section 8M of the Code to nominate a nominated agent—$50;
                     (c)  for an application under section 8P of the Code to change a nominated agent—$50.
148  Regulation 72
Repeal the regulation, substitute:
72  Remission and waiver of fees for applications
             (1)  For paragraph 164(8)(b) of the Code, this regulation prescribes circumstances in which the APVMA may remit the whole or part of a fee that has been paid, or waive a fee that is payable.
             (2)  The APVMA may remit the whole or part of a fee paid in respect of an application if:
                     (a)  the APVMA refuses the application under subsection 11(3), 28(3) or 110A(4) of the Code; or
                     (b)  the APVMA refuses the application under paragraph 8A(d) of the Code on the basis that:
                              (i)  the applicant failed to give the APVMA the number of copies of the application required by the notice issued for the application under regulation 8AO, 8AP or 8AQ; or
                             (ii)  failed to give the APVMA the copies in the form required by that notice.
Note:          The APVMA may also waive a fee that is payable, or remit a fee that was paid, in respect of an application to the APVMA that is to be or has been withdrawn—see paragraph 164(8)(a) of the Code.
             (3)  The APVMA may remit the whole or part of a fee paid in respect of an application, other than an application for the renewal of the registration of a chemical product or for a permit, if the application is not determined within the period worked out for the application under regulation 76.
             (4)  The APVMA may remit the whole or part of a fee paid in respect of a module of assessment specified in Schedule 7 if the module is not completed within the time specified for the module in Schedule 7.
             (5)  If the APVMA refuses an application on the basis that the applicant failed to pay the balance of the application fee for the application, as required by a notice issued for the application under regulation 8AO, 8AP or 8AQ, the APVMA may waive the balance of the application fee.
             (6)  In any other circumstances, the APVMA may waive or remit the whole or part of a fee payable or paid under the Code or these Regulations, if the APVMA considers it desirable to do so.
             (7)  In this regulation:
application fee has the meaning given by subregulation 70(2).
149  Subregulation 72A(9)
Repeal the subregulation.
150  Subparagraph 72A(11)(b)(ii)
Omit “listable”, substitute “listed”.
151  Subregulation 73(3)
Repeal the subregulation, substitute:
             (3)  No fee is payable, in respect of any matter referred to in subregulation (1), by:
                              (i)  an authority in this jurisdiction having any function or power in relation to a matter referred to in paragraph 159(1)(a), (b), or (d) of the Code; or
                             (ii)  the collecting agency.
152  Before regulation 75
Insert:
Division 9.3—Notification, assessment periods and review
153  Subregulation 76(1)
Repeal the subregulation, substitute:
             (1)  For subsection 165(1) of the Code, the APVMA must determine an application of a kind specified in column 1 of an item in Part 2 of Schedule 6 within the period (if any) specified for the item in column 2 of that Schedule, plus any extension to the assessment period applying to the application under regulation 76B.
          (1A)  However, if subregulation 76A(2) applies to the application, the APVMA must determine the application within the period (if any) specified for the item in column 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 6, plus any extension to the assessment period applying to the application under regulation 76B.
154  Subregulation 76(2)
Omit “Column 3” substitute “column 2 or 3”.
155  Regulation 76, note 1
Repeal note 1, substitute:
Note 1:       Subsection 165(2) of the Code provides that in working out a period for the purposes of a re‑approval or re‑registration application, no regard is to be had to certain periods that would otherwise be part of that period, including any period during which a requirement made by the APVMA has not been complied with.
156  After regulation 76
Insert:
76A  Extended assessment periods
             (1)  For subregulation 76(1A), this regulation specifies extended assessment periods that apply to applications.
             (2)  An extended assessment period applies to an application of a kind mentioned in an item in Part 2 of Schedule 6 (other than a timeshift application) if the APVMA gives a notice to the applicant under section 159 of the Code in relation to the application.
             (3)  However subregulation (2) does not apply to an application if the application is:
                     (a)  an application to which an extended assessment period has previously applied under subregulation (2); or
                     (b)  an application for re‑approval of an active constituent or re‑registration of a chemical product.
Note:          The assessment period for an application for re‑approval or re‑registration does not include the period starting when the APVMA makes a requirement of the applicant in connection with the application and ending when the requirement is complied with—see subparagraph 165(2)(a)(i) of the Code.
             (4)  The extended assessment period for an application to which subregulation (2) applies is the period mentioned in column 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 6 for the item.
76B  Extension of assessment period or extended assessment period for recategorised applications
             (1)  The assessment period or extended assessment period for an application is extended if:
                     (a)  the APVMA recategorises the application under regulation 70B; and
                     (b)  an additional amount is payable by the applicant under subregulation 70B(3).
             (2)  The extension of the assessment period or extended assessment period for the application is the period:
                     (a)  starting on the date of the notice given by the APVMA under subregulation 70B(3); and
                     (b)  ending on the date on which the applicant pays the additional amount.
157  Subregulation 77(2)
Before “Column 3”, insert “Column 2 or”.
158  Paragraph 77(2)(b)
Omit “11.4”, substitute “11.3”.
159  Regulations 78 and 78A
Repeal the regulations, substitute:
78  Commencement of assessment period
             (1)  For an application of a kind mentioned in an item in Part 2 of Schedule 6 (other than item 13A or 26), the period specified in column 2 or 3 of the item commences on the following date:
                     (a)  if the notice issued in relation to the application under regulation 8AO, 8AP or 8AQ required the applicant to pay an amount of application fee for the application, or provide a number of copies of the application, or both—the date on which the applicant complies with all requirements in the notice;
                     (b)  in any other case—on the date of the notice issued under regulation 8AO, 8AP or 8AQ in relation to the application.
             (2)  For an application of a kind mentioned in item 13A of Part 2 of Schedule 6, the period specified in column 2 or 3 of the item commences when the application is lodged.
             (3)  For an application of a kind mentioned in item 26 of Part 2 of Schedule 6, the period specified in column 2 of the item commences on the day the approval of the constituent or registration of the product ends.
78A  Period for determining applications relating to holders and nominated agents
                   For subsection 165(1) of the Code, the APVMA must determine an application made under section 8L, 8M or 8P of the Code within 1 month after the application is lodged.
78B  Period within which APVMA is to conclude reconsiderations
             (1)  This regulation is made for subsection 165A(1) of the Code.
             (2)  The reconsideration period starts immediately after the end of the period specified in the notice given by the APVMA in relation to the reconsideration under paragraph 32(1)(b) of the Code.
             (3)  A reconsideration of an approval or registration is concluded when the APVMA:
                     (a)  gives a notice in relation to the reconsideration under paragraph 34AC(1)(a) of the Code; or
                     (b)  suspends or cancels the approval or registration under section 34AA of the Code.
             (4)  The period in which the APVMA must conclude a reconsideration of an approval or registration (the reconsideration assessment period) is to be worked out in accordance with the formula in subregulation (5).
             (5)  The formula is:
where:
A means the longest of the periods, in months, mentioned in column 2 of Schedule 7 for whichever of items 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3 in Schedule 7 that the APVMA determines are necessary for the reconsideration.
Example:    If the APVMA determines that items 3.1, 4.1 and 7.3 are necessary for the reconsideration, A is the longest of the periods in column 2 for those items, which is 12 months (the period for item 3.1).
B means the longest of the periods, in months, mentioned in column 2 of Schedule 7 for whichever of items 2.1 to 2.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 6.1 to 6.3, 9, and 10.1 to 10.3 of Schedule 7 that the APVMA determines are necessary for the reconsideration.
C means the longest of the periods, in months, mentioned in column 2 of Schedule 7 for whichever of items 11.1, 11.2 or 11.3 of Schedule 7 that the APVMA determines are necessary for the reconsideration.
D means 4 months.
E means the longest of the periods, in months, mentioned in column 2 of Schedule 7 for whichever of items 8.1, 8.2 or 8.3 of Schedule 7 that the APVMA determines are necessary for the reconsideration.
J means:
                     (a)  if the APVMA must consult each coordinator designated for a jurisdiction about the reconsideration in accordance with subsection 34A(3) of the Code—3 months; and
                     (b)  in any other case—nil.
X means:
                     (a)  if the APVMA appoints an arbitrator under section 64 of the Code—3 months; and
                     (b)  in any other case—nil.
78C  Review of decisions by Administrative Appeals Tribunal
                   For paragraph 167(1)(y) of the Code, the following decisions are prescribed:
                     (a)  a decision to refuse an application under subsection 8L(3) of the Code;
                     (b)  a decision to refuse an application under subsection 8M(3) of the Code;
                     (c)  a decision to refuse an application under subsection 8P(3) of the Code.
160  Before regulation 79
Insert:
Division 9.4—Logo of APVMA
161  After Part 9
Insert:
Part 9A—Review of prescribed matters
  
80A  Purpose of Part 9A
                   For sections 5 and 6 of the Amendment Act, this Part prescribes matters for reviews relating to the powers and functions of the APVMA.
80B  Definitions for Part 9A
                   In this Part:
Amendment Act means the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Act 2013.
user industries means industries that use chemical products.
80C  Repeal of Part 9A
                   This Part ceases to have effect 5 years after the day the Amendment Act receives the Royal Assent.
80D  Reconsideration participation review
             (1)  A review (a reconsideration participation review) must be conducted in relation to strategies to encourage participation by industry in reconsiderations under Division 4 of Part 2 of the Code.
Terms of reference
             (2)  The terms of reference for the reconsideration participation review must include terms that require the following:
                     (a)  the identification of any problems with the chemical industry and user industries participating in reconsiderations, including:
                              (i)  any obstacles or disincentives to the provision of information to support ongoing registration of chemical products; and
                             (ii)  compensation for providers of information;
                     (b)  the identification of options for addressing any identified problems and for collaboratively generating information, including the following options:
                              (i)  the task force approach adopted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency;
                             (ii)  other relevant approaches used in comparable markets outside Australia;
                            (iii) other options to reduce the need for the generation and provision of information;
                     (c)  an analysis of the costs and benefits of identified options for addressing problems, including an analysis of the impacts of the options on:
                              (i)  different sectors of the chemical industry and user industries; and
                             (ii)  the availability, and safe use of, chemical products;
                     (d)  the making of recommendations, relating to matters within the APVMA’s functions and powers, for preferred options to address any identified problems.
Persons conducting review
             (3)  At least one of the persons conducting the review must not be otherwise appointed, employed or engaged in an ongoing capacity by the Commonwealth.
Use of external expertise
             (4)  The persons conducting the review may draw on external expertise where necessary for the review.
Public consultation
             (5)  The review must involve the publication of a public consultation document in relation to the review that includes a request for submissions in relation to the review from members of the public.
             (6)  Submissions received in relation to the review must be:
                     (a)  considered by the persons conducting the review; and
                     (b)  made public, unless the person making the submission has requested that the submission, or a part of the submission, be kept confidential.
Time for completion of review
             (7)  The review must be completed, and a written report of the review given to the Minister, no later than 30 June 2015.
Review report and response
             (8)  The Minister must ensure that the report of the review is published on the Department’s website within 6 weeks of receiving the report.
             (9)  The Minister must ensure that the Minister’s response to the report of the review is published on the Department’s website within 3 months of receiving the report.
80E  Work health and safety duplication review
             (1)  A review (a work health and safety duplication review) must be conducted in relation to any duplication of effort, and unnecessary costs, caused by the need to comply, in relation to chemical products, with both of the following kinds of legislation:
                     (a)  work health and safety legislation;
                     (b)  agricultural and veterinary chemical legislation.
Terms of reference
             (2)  The terms of reference for the work health and safety duplication review must include terms that require the following:
                     (a)  the identification of any duplication of effort arising from the need to comply with both work health and safety legislation and agricultural and veterinary chemical legislation;
                     (b)  the identification and analysis of options for streamlining the regulation of work health and safety in relation to chemical products, and addressing any identified duplication, including an analysis of:
                              (i)  the costs and benefits of options; and
                             (ii)  the consequences of options for the safe use of chemical products;
                     (c)  the making of recommendations, relating to matters within the APVMA’s functions and powers, for preferred options to:
                              (i)  address any identified duplication; and
                             (ii)  improve the regulation of work health and safety in relation to chemical products.
Persons conducting review
             (3)  The review is to be conducted by the Department, with input from other relevant government agencies.
Use of external expertise
             (4)  The Department may draw on external expertise where necessary for the review.
Submissions to review
             (5)  The Department must request submissions in relation to the review from members of the public.
             (6)  Submissions received in relation to the review must be:
                     (a)  considered by the Department; and
                     (b)  made public, unless the person making the submission has requested that the submission, or a part of the submission, be kept confidential.
Time for completion of review
             (7)  The Department must complete the review, and give a written report of the review to the Minister, no later than 30 September 2014.
Review report and response
             (8)  The Minister must ensure that the report of the review is published on the Department’s website within 6 weeks of receiving the report.
             (9)  The Minister must ensure that the Minister’s response to the report of the review is published on the Department’s website within 3 months of receiving the report.
           (10)  In this regulation:
agricultural and veterinary chemicals legislation means the following:
                     (a)  the Code;
                     (b)  these Regulations;
                     (c)  the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products (Collection of Levy) Act 1994 and regulations made under that Act;
                     (d)  the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 and regulations made under that Act.
work health and safety legislation means legislation that user industries must comply with that is enacted as required by the Intergovernmental Agreement for Regulatory and Operational Reform in Occupational Health and Safety made by the Council of Australian Governments on 3 July 2008.
80F  Minor use review
             (1)  A review (a minor use review) must be conducted in relation to mechanisms to improve access to chemical products for minor uses.
Terms of reference
             (2)  The terms of reference for the minor use review must include terms that require the following:
                     (a)  a description of existing approaches to addressing problems of access to chemical products for minor uses, including existing arrangements for:
                              (i)  varying chemical product registrations and label approvals for minor uses; and
                             (ii)  issuing permits for minor uses;
                     (b)  an analysis of the effectiveness and appropriateness of the existing approaches described in accordance with paragraph (a);
                     (c)  the identification of any obstacles to varying chemical product registrations and label approvals to provide for minor uses;
                     (d)  the panel conducting the review to seek proposals from relevant industries;
                     (e)  the consideration of international strategies, and any proposals from relevant industries, for improvements to access to chemical products for minor uses;
                      (f)  the identification and analysis of options for addressing any problems with access to chemical products for minor uses, including an analysis of:
                              (i)  the costs and benefits of options; and
                             (ii)  the impact of options on user industries and different sectors of the chemical industry;
                     (g)  the making of recommendations, relating to matters within the APVMA’s functions and powers, for preferred options to address any problems with access to chemical products for minor uses.
Persons conducting review
             (3)  The review is to be conducted by a panel of experts with skills and experience in fields relevant to:
                     (a)  the agricultural and veterinary chemical industry; or
                     (b)  the production of speciality crops or speciality animal species; or
                     (c)  the regulation of chemical products.
Public consultation
             (4)  The review must involve the publication of a public consultation document in relation to the review that includes a request for submissions in relation to the review from members of the public.
             (5)  Submissions received in relation to the review must be:
                     (a)  considered by the expert panel conducting the review; and
                     (b)  made public, unless the person making the submission has requested that the submission, or a part of the submission, be kept confidential.
Time for completion of review
             (6)  The expert panel must complete the review, and give a written report of the review to the Minister, no later than 31 December 2015.
Review report and response
             (7)  The Minister must ensure that the report of the review is published on the Department’s website within 1 month of receiving the report.
             (8)  The Minister must ensure that the Minister’s response to the report of the review is published on the Department’s website within 3 months of receiving the report.
Part 10—Transitional and application provisions
Division 10.1—Transitional provisions for Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Act 2013
80  Definitions
                   In this Division:
Amendment Act means the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Act 2013.
old Code application means an application:
                     (a)  lodged with the APVMA before 1 July 2014; and
                     (b)  in respect of which a notice was given to an approved person under section 11A of the old Code before 1 July 2014; and
                     (c)  not determined before 1 July 2015.
81  End dates and last renewal dates for existing approvals and registrations
             (1)  This regulation applies to:
                     (a)  the approval of an active constituent mentioned in subregulation (4); or
                     (b)  the registration of a chemical product containing an active constituent mentioned in subregulation (4);
to which item 51 of Schedule 6 to the Amendment Act applies.
Note:          Item 51 of the Amendment Act applies to the approvals of an active constituent, and the registration of a chemical product (other than a listed registration), in force immediately before 1 July 2014 or that come into force within 12 months of that date because of the operation of item 47 of Schedule 6 to the Amendment Act.
             (2)  However, this regulation does not apply if, on or before 1 July 2014, the APVMA has given written notice under subsection 32(1) of the Code in relation to the approval of the active constituent, or the registration of the chemical product.
Note:          Subsection 32(1) of the Code requires the APVMA to give written notice if it proposes to reconsider an approval or registration.
             (3)  For paragraph 51(3)(a) of the Amendment Act:
                     (a)  the end date for the approval of the active constituent mentioned in subregulation (4) is 30 June 2015; and
                     (b)  the last renewal date for the registration of the chemical product containing an active constituent mentioned in subregulation (4) is 30 June 2015.
             (4)  For subregulation (1), the active constituents are any of the following:
                     (a)  cadusafos;
                     (b)  carbofuran;
                     (c)  carbosulfan;
                     (d)  disodium methylarsonate (DSMA);
                     (e)  dichlorophen;
                      (f)  dimethipin;
                     (g)  ethion;
                     (h)  ethylene dichloride;
                      (i)  guazatine;
                      (j)  methoxyethylmercury chloride;
                     (k)  mevinphos;
                      (l)  naphthalophos;
                    (m)  oxadixyl;
                     (n)  tributyltin (naphthenate and oxide);
                     (o)  an active constituent that is:
                              (i)  mentioned in Schedule 7 of the current Poisons Standard as in force on the day the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (2013 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2013 is registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments (the registration date); and
                             (ii)  classified as Aquatic Chronic 1 in Table 3.1 of Annex VI of the European Community Regulation Number 1272/2008 as in force on the registration date.
82  Continuation of old Code requirements for old Code applications
                   For subitem 58(1) of Schedule 6 to the Amendment Act, and despite item 47 of Schedule 6 to the Amendment Act, the requirements of paragraphs 11(1)(b), 28(1)(b), 56J(1)(b), 56T(1)(b), 110(2)(b) and 122(1)(b) of the old Code continue to apply to an old Code application on and after 1 July 2015.
83  Preliminary notices issued under old Code
             (1)  This regulation applies to an old Code application if:
                     (a)  a notice was issued under subsection 11A(3) of the old Code requiring the applicant to rectify defects in the application; and
                     (b)  the period for rectifying the defects (the rectification period) ends after 30 June 2015; and
                     (c)  the applicant has not rectified the defects before 1 July 2015.
Note:          Paragraph 11A(3)(a) of the old Code provides that the notice must require the applicant to rectify the defects within 1 month or such further period as the APVMA allows.
             (2)  For subitem 58(1) of Schedule 6 to the Amendment Act, the APVMA must:
                     (a)  for an application made under section 10 of the old Code:
                              (i)  complete a preliminary assessment of the application under section 11 of the new Code within 1 month of the earlier of the following dates:
                                        (A)  the day the applicant has rectified all of the defects;
                                        (B)  the last day of the rectification period; and
                             (ii)  comply with the requirements of subsection 11(2) and (3) of the new Code; and
                     (b)  for an application made under section 27 of the old Code:
                              (i)  complete a preliminary assessment of the application under section 28 of the new Code within 1 month of the earlier of the following dates:
                                        (A)  the day the applicant has rectified all of the defects;
                                        (B)  the last day of the rectification period; and
                             (ii)  comply with the requirements of subsection 28(2) and (3) of the new Code.
84  Assessment periods for old Code applications
             (1)  For subitem 58(1) of Schedule 6 to the Amendment Act, the remaining period, after 30 June 2015, within which the APVMA must determine an old Code application (the remaining period) is to be worked out in accordance with the following formula:
where:
O means the number of days in the period starting on the day the assessment period for the application commenced under regulation 78 or 78A of the old Code (the commencement date), and ending on 30 June 2015.
P means the number of months within which the APVMA would have been required to determine the application, under subregulation 76(1) or (1A), if the application had been made on or after 1 July 2014.
R means the number of days in the period starting on the commencement date and ending on 30 June 2015 to which no regard was to be had, under paragraph 165(2)(a) of the old Code, in working out the period within which the application was to be determined under the old Code.
             (2)  If the remaining period worked out under subregulation (1) for an application is zero or less than zero, no remaining period applies to the application.
             (3)  The remaining period (if any) within which the APVMA must determine the application, worked out in accordance with subregulation (1), commences on 1 July 2015.
             (4)  However, if:
                     (a)  the APVMA issues a notice under subsection 159(1) of the old Code before 1 July 2015 requiring the applicant to comply with a requirement; and
                     (b)  the applicant has not, before 1 July 2015, complied with the notice; and
                     (c)  the time specified in the notice for complying with the notice, or extended by the APVMA under subsection 159(1) (the compliance date) ends on or after 1 July 2015;
the remaining period does not commence until the earliest of the following dates:
                     (d)  the day the applicant complies with the notice;
                     (e)  the compliance date.
             (5)  This regulation has effect despite regulations 76, 76A, 76B and 78.
85  Reconsiderations commenced under old Code
             (1)  This regulation applies to a reconsideration begun under Division 4 of Part 2 of the old Code before 1 July 2014, but not concluded by 1 July 2015.
             (2)  Section 31 of the new Code applies to the reconsideration as if the reference in subsection 31(2) to “commencing the reconsideration” were a reference to “1 July 2015”.
Note:          Section 31 of the new Code requires the APVMA to prepare and maintain a work plan for each reconsideration.
             (3)  For subsection 165A(1) of the Code, the remaining period, after 30 June 2015, within which the APVMA must conclude the reconsideration (the reconsideration assessment period) is to be worked out in accordance with the formula:
where:
A means the longest of the periods, in months, mentioned in column 2 of Schedule 7 for whichever of items 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3 in Schedule 7 that the APVMA determines are necessary after 1 July 2015 for the reconsideration.
Example:    If the APVMA determines that items 3.1, 4.1 and 7.3 are necessary after 1 July 2015 for the reconsideration, A is the longest of the periods in column 2 for those items, which is 12 months (the period for item 3.1).
B means the longest of the periods, in months, mentioned in column 2 of Schedule 7 for whichever of items 2.1 to 2.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 6.1 to 6.3, 9, and 10.1 to 10.3 of Schedule 7 that the APVMA determines are necessary after 1 July 2015 for the reconsideration.
C means the longest of the periods, in months, mentioned in column 2 of Schedule 7 for whichever of items 11.1, 11.2 or 11.3 of Schedule 7 that the APVMA determines are necessary after 1 July 2015 for the reconsideration.
D means 4 months.
E means the longest of the periods, in months, mentioned in column 2 of Schedule 7 for whichever of items 8.1, 8.2 or 8.3 of Schedule 7 that the APVMA determines are necessary after 1 July 2015 for the reconsideration.
J means:
                     (a)  if the APVMA must, after 1 July 2015, consult each coordinator designated for a jurisdiction about the reconsideration in accordance with subsection 34A(3) of the Code—3 months; and
                     (b)  in any other case—nil.
X means:
                     (a)  if the APVMA appoints an arbitrator under section 64 of the Code after 1 July 2015—3 months; and
                     (b)  in any other case—nil.
             (4)  The remaining period within which the APVMA must conclude the reconsideration, worked out in accordance with subregulation (3), commences on 1 July 2015.
             (5)  However, if:
                     (a)  the APVMA issues a notice in relation to the reconsideration under subsection 33(1) or 159(1) of the old Code before 1 July 2015; and
                     (b)  the holder of the approval or registration under reconsideration has not, before 1 July 2015, complied with the notice; and
                     (c)  the time specified in the notice for complying with the notice (the compliance date) ends on or after 1 July 2015;
the remaining period does not start until the earliest of the following dates:
                     (a)  the day the holder complies with the notice;
                     (b)  the compliance date.
             (6)  Subregulations (3) to (5) have effect despite regulation 78B.
162  Schedules 2 and 3A
Repeal the Schedules.
163  Schedule 3B (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
Schedule 3B—Listed chemical products
Note:       See regulation 8AR.
164  Clause 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 3B (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
1  Particulars of listed chemical products
165  Clause 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 3B (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
2  Active constituents in listed chemical products
166  Part 2 of Schedule 3B (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
Part 2—Listed chemical products
167  Part 3 of Schedule 3B (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
Part 3—Active constituents in listed chemical products
168  Items 2 and 3 of Schedule 4
Repeal the items.
169  Schedule 5
Repeal the Schedule.
170  After Schedule 5
Insert:
Schedule 5A—Infringement notices
Note:       See regulation 64.
  
 
Infringement notice penalty amounts

Item
Civil penalty provision
Amount for individual (penalty units)
Amount for corporation (penalty units)

1
A contravention of section 26 of the Code
9
75

2
A contravention of section 32 of the Code
36
300

3
A contravention of section 33 of the Code
36
300

4
A contravention of section 45C of the Code
90
750

5
A contravention of section 47E of the Code
90
750

6
A contravention of section 74 of the Code involving:
(a) at least 10 kg of an active constituent of a veterinary product; or
(b) at least 100 kg of an active constituent of an agricultural chemical product
60
500

7
A contravention of section 74 of the Code involving:
(a) at least 1 kg, but less than 10 kg, of an active constituent of a veterinary product; or
(b) at least 10 kg, but less than 100 kg, of an active constituent of an agricultural chemical product
30
250

8
A contravention of section 74 of the Code involving:
(a) less than 1 kg of an active constituent of a veterinary product; or
(b) less than 10 kg of an active constituent of an agricultural chemical product
6
50

9
A contravention of section 75 of the Code involving at least 500 containers
60
500

10
A contravention of section 75 of the Code involving at least 50 containers but fewer than 500 containers
30
250

11
A contravention of section 75 of the Code involving fewer than 50 containers
6
50

12
A contravention of section 76 of the Code involving:
(a) at least 10 kg of an active constituent of a veterinary chemical product; or
(b) at least 100 kg of an active constituent of an agricultural chemical product
90
750

13
A contravention of section 76 of the Code involving:
(a) at least 1 kg, but less than 10 kg, of an active constituent of a veterinary chemical product; or
(b) at least 10 kg, but less than 100 kg, of an active constituent of an agricultural chemical product
45
375

14
A contravention of section 76 of the Code involving:
(a) less than 1 kg of an active constituent of a veterinary chemical product; or
(b) less than 10 kg of an active constituent of an agricultural chemical product
9
75

15
A contravention of section 77 of the Code
90
750

16
A contravention of section 78 of the Code involving at least 500 containers
90
750

17
A contravention of section 78 of the Code involving at least 50 containers but fewer than 500 containers
45
375

18
A contravention of section 78 of the Code involving fewer than 50 containers
9
75

19
A contravention of section 79 of the Code
90
750

20
A contravention of section 79B of the Code
90
750

21
A contravention of section 80 of the Code involving at least 500 containers
90
750

22
A contravention of section 80 of the Code involving at least 50 containers but fewer than 500 containers
45
375

23
A contravention of section 80 of the Code involving fewer than 50 containers
9
75

24
A contravention of section 81 of the Code involving at least 500 containers
90
750

25
A contravention of section 81 of the Code involving at least 50 containers but fewer than 500 containers
45
375

26
A contravention of section 81 of the Code involving fewer than 50 containers
9
75

27
A contravention of section 83 of the Code
90
750

28
A contravention of section 84 of the Code
90
750

29
A contravention of section 85 of the Code
90
750

30
A contravention of section 86 of the Code
90
750

31
A contravention of section 87 of the Code
90
750

32
A contravention of section 88 of the Code
15
125

33
A contravention of section 89 of the Code
15
125

34
A contravention of section 90 of the Code involving at least 500 containers
36
300

35
A contravention of section 90 of the Code involving at least 50 containers but fewer than 500 containers
18
150

36
A contravention of section 90 of the Code involving fewer than 50 containers
3
30

37
A contravention of section 91 of the Code involving at least 500 containers
36
300

38
A contravention of section 91 of the Code involving at least 50 containers but fewer than 500 containers
18
150

39
A contravention of section 91 of the Code involving fewer than 50 containers
3
30

40
A contravention of section 92 of the Code
36
300

41
A contravention of section 94 of the Code
36
300

42
A contravention of section 95 of the Code
36
300

43
A contravention of section 99 of the Code
36
300

44
A contravention of section 105 of the Code
36
300

45
A contravention of section 116 of the Code
90
750

46
A contravention of subsection 121(3) of the Code
72
600

47
A contravention of subsection 121(4) of the Code relating to a step in the manufacture of a veterinary chemical product mentioned in the definition of category 1 licence
72
600

48
A contravention of subsection 121(4) of the Code relating to a step in the manufacture of a veterinary chemical product mentioned in the definition of category 2 licence or category 3 licence
36
300

49
A contravention of subsection 121(4) of the Code relating to a step in the manufacture of a veterinary chemical product mentioned in the definition of category 4 licence
7
60

50
A contravention of subsection 121(4) of the Code relating to a step in the manufacture of a veterinary chemical product mentioned in the definition of category 6 licence
7
60

51
A contravention of subsection 121(5) of the Code involving non‑compliance with a condition other than a condition mentioned in items 52, 53 or 54
36
300

52
A contravention of subsection 121(5) of the Code involving non‑compliance with a condition mentioned in subregulation 61(4), (7) or (7A)
18
150

53
A contravention of subsection 121(5) of the Code involving non‑compliance with a condition mentioned in subregulation 61(10)
3
30

54
A contravention of subsection 121(5) of the Code involving non‑compliance with a condition mentioned in subregulation 61(2) or (9) or regulation 62
1
5

55
A contravention of section 160A of the Code
90
750

56
A contravention of section 161 of the Code
90
750

 
Note:          The terms category 1 licence, category 2 licence, category 3 licence, category 4 licence and category 6 licence are defined at regulation 3.
171  Clause 1.1 of Part 1 of Schedule 6 (definition of major food crop)
Repeal the definition.
172  Schedule 6 (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
Schedule 6—Application fees and assessment periods
Note:       See regulations 70, 70B, and 76 to 78.
173  Part 2 of Schedule 6
Repeal the Part, substitute:
Part 2—Table of fees and assessment periods
  
 
Table of fees and assessment periods

Item
Column 1
Description of application
Column 2
Assessment period (months)
Column 3
Extended assessment period (months)
Column 4
Maximum pre application assistance rebate ($)
Column 5
Fee from 1 July 2014 ($)
Column 6
Fee from 1 January 2015 ($)

Applications for approval of active constituent contained in a chemical product, registration of the chemical product and approval of the product label

1
Application for approval of an active constituent contained in a chemical product, registration of the associated chemical product and approval of the product label requiring a full assessment of the active constituent and chemical product (other than a timeshift application)
18
25
1 400
84 115
96 135

2
Application for approval of an active constituent contained in a chemical product, registration of the associated chemical product and approval of the product label requiring less than full assessment of the active constituent and chemical product (other than a timeshift application)
The modular assessment period
One and one third of the modular assessment period, rounded up to the nearest whole month, plus 1 month
1 400
The modular assessment fee
The modular assessment fee

Applications for registration of a chemical product containing an approved active constituent and approval of the product label

3
Application for registration of a chemical product containing an approved active constituent, and approval of the product label (other than a timeshift application), if:
(a) there is no registered chemical product containing the active constituent; and
(b) a full assessment of the chemical product is required
18
25
1 050
56 545
64 620

4
Application for registration of a chemical product containing an approved active constituent, and approval of the product label, if:
(a) there is a registered chemical product containing the active constituent; and
(b) a full assessment of the chemical product is required; and
(c) there are no relevant maximum residue limits; and
(d) poison schedule classification is required
18
25
1 050
32 090
36 675

5
Application for registration of a chemical product containing an approved active constituent, and approval of the product label, if:
(a) the chemical product is similar to a registered chemical product; and
(b) chemistry and manufacture, efficacy or target species safety data is the only data required to demonstrate the similarity of the chemical product to the registered chemical product
8
12
700
4 260
4 870

6
Application for registration of a chemical product containing an approved active constituent, and approval of the product label, if:
(a) the chemical product is closely similar to a registered chemical product; and
(b) efficacy and safety data are not required to demonstrate the similarity of the chemical product to the registered chemical product; and
(c) chemistry and manufacture data are required
8
12
 
700
3 755
4 290

7
Application for registration of a chemical product containing an approved active constituent, and approval of the product label, if:
(a) the chemical product is closely similar to a registered chemical product; and
(b) efficacy and safety data are not required to demonstrate the similarity of the chemical product to the registered chemical product; and
(c) chemistry and manufacture data are not required
3
5
350
1 535
1 755

8
Application for registration of a chemical product containing an approved active constituent, and approval of the product label, if:
(a) the chemical product is the same as a registered chemical product; and
(b) the chemical product is to be registered with a different name
3
5
 
350
1 455
1 655

9
Application for registration of a listed chemical product and approval of a product label where the product and label comply with an established standard that has been approved in accordance with section 8U of the Code
2
4
 
350
1 395
1 595

10
Application for registration of a chemical product containing an approved active constituent (or an active constituent for which the APVMA has received an application for approval) and approval of the product label for all situations other than those described in items 3 to 9
The modular assessment period
One and one third of the modular assessment period, rounded up to the nearest whole month, plus 1 month
350
The modular assessment fee
The modular assessment fee

Applications to vary a registration or label approval

11
Application to vary particulars or conditions of registration or label approval where a full assessment of the chemical product is required
10
15
1 050
25 035
28 610

12
Application to vary particulars or conditions of registration or label approval if:
(a) the variation is to allow a minor change; and
(b) no data of a technical nature is required
3
5
350
1 020
1 170

13
Application to vary particulars or conditions of registration or label approval if:
(a) the variation is to allow a minor change; and
(b) no data of a technical nature is required; and
(c) the variation is a change required by the APVMA
3
5
Nil
Nil
Nil

Applications to vary relevant particular of an approval or registration

13A
Application to vary a relevant particular of an approval or registration where the relevant particular is set out in a legislative instrument made for section 26B of the Code
2
4
Nil
385
385

14
Application to vary particulars or conditions of registration or label approval if the application is not of a kind described in any of items 11 to 13A
The modular assessment period
One and one third of the modular assessment period, rounded up to the nearest whole month, plus 1 month
350
The modular assessment fee
The modular assessment fee

Applications for approval of an active constituent

15
Application for approval of an active constituent requiring a full assessment (other than a timeshift application)
14
20
1 400
26 730
30 550

16
Application for approval of an active constituent requiring less than full assessment but requiring a toxicological assessment
9
13
700
16 455
18 805

17
Application for approval of an active constituent requiring less than full assessment but not requiring a toxicological assessment
7
11
700
2 760
3 155

Applications for variation to an approved active constituent

18
Application to vary particulars or conditions of an approved active constituent
7
11
700
2 155
2 465

Applications for permits

19
Application for a permit, or extension of a permit, to possess or supply, other than for use in Australia, an active constituent that is not an approved active constituent or a chemical product that is not a registered chemical product, where no data of a technical nature is required
3
5
350
350
350

20
Application for a permit, or extension of a permit, where a previous assessment remains valid and no data of a technical nature is required
3
5
350
350
350

21
Application for a permit, or extension of a permit, where the proposed use is a minor use
The modular assessment period
The modular assessment period, plus 6 months (unless the APVMA and the applicant agree to a shorter period)
350
350
350

22
Application for a permit, or extension of a permit, in respect of a chemical product or an active constituent if the proposed use of the chemical product or active constituent is determined by the APVMA to be an emergency use
Not applicable—(see regulation
76)
Nil—(see paragraph
70(8)(b))
Nil
Nil
Nil

23
Application for a permit, or extension of a permit, in respect of a chemical product or an active constituent if the application is not of a kind described in any of items 19 to 21
The modular assessment period
One and one third of the modular assessment period, rounded up to the nearest whole month, plus 1 month
350
The modular assessment fee
The modular assessment fee

Other applications

24
Application made under section 10 of the Code (other than those of the kinds described in any of items 1 to 10, 15, 16 or 17) requiring assessment of a technical nature
The modular assessment period
One and one third of the modular assessment period, rounded up to the nearest whole month, plus 1 month
350
The modular assessment fee
The modular assessment fee

25
Application for a technical assessment made under regulation 8AS
The modular assessment period
One and one third of the modular assessment period, rounded up to the nearest whole month, plus 1 month
Nil
The modular assessment fee
The modular assessment fee

26
Application for re‑approval or re‑registration made under section 29D of the Code
12 months after the day the approval of the constituent ends or the registration of the product cannot be renewed
Not applicable
Nil
700
700

27
Timeshift application
The modular assessment period
Not applicable
1400
The modular assessment fee
The modular assessment fee

 
174  Schedule 7
Repeal the Schedule, substitute:
Schedule 7—Table of fees and periods for completion of modules, levels and types of assessments
Note:       See regulations 70A and 77.
  
 
Table of fees and periods for completion of modules, levels and types of assessments

Item
Column 1
Module, level or type
Column 2
Period for completion
Column 3 Fee from 1 July 2014 ($)
Column 4 Fee from 1 January 2015 ($)

1
Preliminary assessment
 
620
710

2
Chemistry
 
 
 

2.1
Chemistry—level 1
13 months
8 065
9 220

2.2
Chemistry—level 2
9 months
2 690
3 075

2.3
Chemistry—level 3
6 months
1 380
1 580

2.5
Chemistry—timeshift application
As set out in the project plan
8 065
9 220

3
Toxicology (not requiring poison schedule classification)
 
 
 

3.1
Toxicology—level 1
13 months
24 430
27 920

3.2
Toxicology—level 2
9 months
14 620
15 795

3.3
Toxicology—level 3
5 months
3 540
4 050

3.4
Toxicology—timeshift application
As set out in the project plan
24 430
27 920

4
Toxicology (requiring poison schedule classification)
 
 
 

4.1
Toxicology requiring poison schedule classification
13 months
2 435
2 435

4.2
Toxicology requiring poison schedule classification—timeshift application
As set out in the project plan
2 435
2 435

5
Residues
 
 
 

5.1
Residues—level 1
13 months
15 900
18 170

5.2
Residues—level 2
8 months
9 210
10 525

5.3
Residues—level 3
8 months
7 175
8 200

5.4
Residues—level 4
4 months
6 535
7 465

5.5
Residues—level 5
4 months
1 750
2 000

5.6
Residues—timeshift application
As set out in the project plan
15 900
18 710

6
Occupational health and safety
 
 
 

6.1
Occupational health and safety—level 1
13 months
 4 310
4 410

6.2
Occupational health and safety—level 2
7 months
2 900
3 185

6.3
Occupational health and safety—level 3
4 months
3 480
3 980

6.4
Occupational health and safety—timeshift application
As set out in the project plan
4 310
4 410

7
Environment
 
 
 

7.1
Environment—level 1
13 months
23 095
26 390

7.2
Environment—level 2
7 months
6 400
7 315

7.3
Environment—level 3
4 months
1 505
1 720

7.4
Environment—timeshift application
As set out in the project plan
23 095
26 390

8
Efficacy and safety
 
 
 

8.1
Efficacy and safety—level 1
6 months
2 075
2 370

8.2
Efficacy and safety—level 2
4 months
855
975

8.3
Efficacy and safety—level 3
3 months
505
580

8.4
Efficacy and safety—timeshift application
As set out in the project plan
 2 075
2 370

9
Non‑food trade
6 months
1 175
1 175

10
Special data
 
 
 

10.1
Special data—level 1
13 months
nil
nil

10.2
Special data—level 2
7 months
nil
nil

10.3
Special data—level 3
7 months
nil
nil

10.4
Special data—timeshift application
As set out in the project plan
nil
nil

11
Finalisation
 
 
 

11.1
Finalisation—type 1
3 months
3 545
4 055

11.2
Finalisation—type 2
2 months
1 350
1 545

11.3
Finalisation—type 3
2 months
755
865

12
Data protection
 
400
460