Fenamiphos is an organophosphorus insecticide and nematicide used in agriculture to control pests, particularly nematodes and sucking insects.
Status: review in progress
- 26 February 2013—The APVMA has extended the scope of the fenamiphos review to include additional products registered since the commencement of the review in April 2003.
The APVMA released the Fenamiphos preliminary review findings report summarising the technical assessments from the reviewing agencies. The APVMA invites submissions from interested persons and organisations on this Preliminary Review Findings report. The public consultation period is open until 31 May 2013.
Download the 2013 Fenamiphos Preliminary Review Findings Report (PDF, 627kb) | (RTF, 1.2MB)
Fenamiphos review process
In 1994 fenamiphos was nominated for review following reports of possible bird and fish poisonings involving the use of products containing fenamiphos. Additional reports of adverse experiences involved the potential for environmental contamination of groundwater and waterways, particularly due to leaching from the site of application.
In April 2003 the APVMA (formerly the NRA) began a review of fenamiphos because of concerns relating to public health, occupational health and safety, the environment, and residues in food.
The APVMA has completed the assessments of the data provided for this review and has released the preliminary review findings. The public consultation period is currently open and submissions from interested persons and organisations on this Preliminary Review Findings report are invited. The period for public consultation is 3 months, and is open until 31 May 2013.
The preliminary review findings report summarises the data evaluated. Assessments undertaken for certain components, particularly the environment and residues assessments, identified a basis for which a potential risk may exist (that is, a potentially unacceptable risk to the environment and/or a potentially unacceptable dietary risk to humans).
Insufficient and/or inadequate data were provided or available to the APVMA to refine its assessment of fenamiphos, or to enable APVMA to conclude that the Agvet tests are satisfied.
The APVMA will issue a final report once the assessment of all available data is completed.
Search the PUBCRIS database for registered products that contain fenamiphos.
Note: In the Active Constituent 1 field enter fenamiphos.
Search the PUBCRIS database for registered products that can be used for the same crops and pests as fenamiphos.
Note: In the Host Animal/Crop field enter the desired crop; in the Disease/Pest field enter the disease/pest.
Fenamiphos review archive
|Media release: Chemical regulator considers action on fenamiphos||February 2013|
|Gazette notice (page 19): Reconsideration of Approvals and Registrations Related to Fenamiphos (PDF, 623kb) | (RTF, 884kb)||February 2013|
|Gazette notice (page 21): Preliminary Review Findings Related to Approvals and Registrations of Fenamiphos (PDF, 623kb) | (RTF, 884kb)||February 2013|
Fenamiphos Preliminary Review Findings Report (five parts):
|Fenamiphos Review Scope Document (PDF, 50kb)||April 2003|
|Gazette notice: reconsideration of approvals and registrations for fenamiphos||April 2003|
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