Regulatory Update #64

8 November - 5 December 2008

Science Fellows

A Science Fellows symposium, “Current Topics In Understanding Pesticide Risks”, will be held at the CSIRO Discovery Centre, Black Mountain, Canberra, on 30 March 2009. Recent Science Fellows appointments have also been announced.

Comment invited on the Draft Cost Recovery Impact Statement - Review of Cost Recovery Arrangements (2008)

The APVMA is conducting a review of its cost recovery arrangements. The Draft Cost Recovery Impact – Review of Cost Recovery Arrangements (2008) is now available for comment. The document includes a review of current cost recovery arrangements and makes recommendations for revised arrangements to be implemented on 1 July 2009 (subject to legislative changes). Submissions close on Friday 20 February 2009. 

Overseas GMP Scheme

The Report of the Review of the Overview GMP Scheme has been released.


The APVMA is undertaking activities in relation to nanotechnology, as it expects this technology will increasingly become part of new product development in the pesticides and veterinary medicines sector. The agency’s activities focus on: Whole of Government; the regulatory environment; and product registration.

APVMA plans

The APVMA Operational Plan 2008-09 and Risk Management Plan 2008 are now available. 


Updated export slaughter intervals and Maximum Residue Limits.

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