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Regulations as made
These regulations amend the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995 and the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Regulations 1995 to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the national system for regulating agricultural and veterinary chemicals.
Administered by: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation Act 2003 s 54(1)
Registered 20 Dec 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Feb-2022
Tabled Senate08-Feb-2022
Date of repeal 08 Sep 2022
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Improvements) Regulations 2021

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated 16 December 2021

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

David Littleproud

Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 2

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          3

Part 1—Information to be taken into account in determining applications                 3

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995                                                3

Part 2—Approval and registration for prescribed active constituents, chemical products or labels          4

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995                                                4

Part 3—Limits on use of information                                                                                              6

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995                                                6

Part 4—Annual returns and record‑keeping                                                                                7

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Regulations 1995                            7

Part 5—False and misleading information                                                                                    8

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Regulations 1995                            8

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995                                                8

Part 6—Voluntary recalls                                                                                                                      9

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995                                                9

Part 7—Annual operational plans                                                                                                    10

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Regulations 1995                          10

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Improvements) Regulations 2021.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 4 and anything in this instrument not elsewhere covered by this table

The day after this instrument is registered.

21 December 2021

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

The later of:

(a) the day after this instrument is registered; and

(b) the day on which Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Board and Other Improvements) Act 2021 commences.

7 June 2022

(paragraph (b) applies)

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2

The later of:

(a) the day after this instrument is registered; and

(b) the day on which Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Board and Other Improvements) Act 2021 commences.

7 June 2022

(paragraph (b) applies)

4.  Schedule 1, Part 3

The later of:

(a) the day after this instrument is registered; and

(b) the day on which Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Board and Other Improvements) Act 2021 commences.

7 March 2022

(paragraph (b) applies)

5.  Schedule 1, Part 4

The later of:

(a) the day after this instrument is registered; and

(b) the day on which Part 4 of Schedule 1 to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Board and Other Improvements) Act 2021 commences.

21 December 2021

(paragraph (a) applies)

6.  Schedule 1, Part 5

The later of:

(a) the day after this instrument is registered; and

(b) the day on which Part 9 of Schedule 1 to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Board and Other Improvements) Act 2021 commences.

7 March 2022

(paragraph (b) applies)

7.  Schedule 1, Part 6

The later of:

(a) the day after this instrument is registered; and

(b) the day on which Part 11 of Schedule 1 to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Board and Other Improvements) Act 2021 commences.

7 March 2022

(paragraph (b) applies)

8.  Schedule 1, Part 7

The later of:

(a) the day after this instrument is registered; and

(b) the day on which Part 13 of Schedule 1 to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Board and Other Improvements) Act 2021 commences.

1 January 2022

(paragraph (b) applies)

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the following:

                     (a)  the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992;

                     (b)  the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994.

4  Schedules

                   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 1Amendments

Part 1Information to be taken into account in determining applications

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995

1  At the end of Division 1.2 of Part 1

Add:

8AHAA  When other information may be taken into account in determining applications

             (1)  For the purposes of subsection 8C(2A) of the Code, the information is information that clarifies or updates information referred to in subparagraph 8C(1)(a)(i) or (ii) of the Code.

             (2)  For the purposes of subsection 8C(2A) of the Code, the circumstances are that the information is provided by, or on behalf of, the applicant on the request of the APVMA and is provided before the end of the period of 14 days beginning on the day the request is made.

Part 2Approval and registration for prescribed active constituents, chemical products or labels

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995

2  After subregulation 70(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  Without limiting paragraph (2)(b), a fee in column 5 of an item of the table may be expressed as an amount specified in, or worked out in accordance with, a legislative instrument made by the APVMA.

3  After subregulation 70(4)

Insert:

       (4AA)  Without limiting subregulation (4), an amount in column 4 of an item of the table may be expressed as an amount (if any) specified in, or worked out in accordance with, a legislative instrument made by the APVMA.

4  Subregulations 76(1) and (1A)

Repeal the subregulations, substitute:

             (1)  For the purposes of subsection 165(1) of the Code, the period for determining an application of a kind specified in column 1 of an item of the table in clause 2.1 of Schedule 6 is the period (if any) specified in column 2 of that item, subject to regulations 76A and 76B.

          (1A)  Without limiting subregulation (1), a period specified in column 2 of an item of the table may be expressed as a period specified in, or worked out in accordance with, a legislative instrument made by the APVMA.

5  Subregulation 76(1B)

Omit “mentioned in subregulation (1) or (1A)”, substitute “applicable under subregulation (1)”.

6  Subregulation 76A(1)

Omit “For subregulation 76(1A), this”, substitute “This”.

7  At the end of regulation 76A

Add:

             (5)  Without limiting subregulation (4), a period mentioned in column 3 of an item of the table may be expressed as a period specified in, or worked out in accordance with, a legislative instrument made by the APVMA.

8  Clause 2.1 of Schedule 6 (after table item 10A)

Insert:

 

Applications for approval or registration for prescribed active constituents, chemical products or labels

10B

Application under subsection 14C(1), 14D(1) or 14E(1) of the Code

A period specified in, or worked out in accordance with, a legislative instrument made by the APVMA

A period specified in, or worked out in accordance with, a legislative instrument made by the APVMA

An amount (if any) specified in, or worked out in accordance with, a legislative instrument made by the APVMA

An amount specified in, or worked out in accordance with, a legislative instrument made by the APVMA

Part 3Limits on use of information

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995

9  After paragraph 19AD(2)(i)

Insert:

                    (ia)  if the APVMA were to make a variation as a result of the application and this may result in:

                              (i)  an extension of a protection period in relation to protected information; or

                             (ii)  an extension of a limitation period for information covered by an item in the table in subsection 34M(1) of the Code;

                            a statement in relation to this matter; and

10  In the appropriate position in Part 10

Insert:

Division 10.7Amendments made by the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Improvements) Regulations 2021

94  Applications for variation for chemical products

                   The amendment of regulation 19AD made by Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Improvements) Regulations 2021 applies in relation to applications made under section 27 of the Code on or after the commencement of this regulation.

Part 4Annual returns and record‑keeping

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Regulations 1995

11  Regulation 4.10

Repeal the regulation.

12  After Part 4

Insert:

Part 5Application, saving and transitional provisions

  

5.1  Saving provisions relating to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Improvements) Regulations 2021

             (1)  Despite the repeal of regulation 4.10 by the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Improvements) Regulations 2021, that regulation, as in force immediately before the commencement of this regulation, continues to apply on and after that commencement for the purposes of the continued application of section 69E of the Act as mentioned in subitem 35(1) of Schedule 1 to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Board and Other Improvements) Act 2021.

             (2)  Despite the repeal of item 8 of the table in Schedule 5 by the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Improvements) Regulations 2021, that item, as in force immediately before the commencement of this regulation, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to a contravention of subsection 69E(1) of the Act that occurs before, on or after that commencement.

13  Schedule 5 (table item 8)

Repeal the item.

14  Schedule 5 (after table item 12)

Insert:

12A

A contravention of subsection 35(1) of the Collection Act

15

125

15  Schedule 5 (at the end of the table)

Add:

14

A contravention of subsection 37(1) of the Collection Act

15

125

Part 5False and misleading information

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Regulations 1995

16  Schedule 5 (after table item 10)

Insert:

10A

A contravention of subsection 69ER(3) of the Act

90

750

10B

A contravention of subsection 69ER(4) of the Act

18

150

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995

17  Schedule 5A (after table item 54)

Insert:

54A

A contravention of subsection 146(3) of the Code

90

750

54B

A contravention of subsection 146(4) of the Code

18

150

Part 6Voluntary recalls

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995

18  After Part 5

Insert:

Part 5ARecall notices

  

56A  When a notice of recall is not required to be published

                   For the purposes of subsection 106(7) of the Code, the circumstances are that:

                     (a)  the chemical product has not been supplied to premises where a person can purchase the product; and

                     (b)  the chemical product has not been supplied to a user of the product.

19  Schedule 5A (after table item 44)

Insert:

44A

A contravention of subsection 106(2) of the Code

36

300

Part 7Annual operational plans

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Regulations 1995

20  Regulation 1A.2

Repeal the regulation.

21  Regulation 1A.3

Omit “subparagraph 61(b)(ii)”, substitute “the purposes of paragraph 61(b)”.