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Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Removing Re-approval and Re-registration) Bill 2014

Schedule 1 Removing re-approval and re-registration

Part 1 Amendments

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products (Collection of Levy) Act 1994

1  Subsection 36(1)

Omit “renewal of registration or re-registration”, substitute “or the renewal of registration,”.

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994

2  Section 3 of the Code set out in the Schedule (paragraph (b) of the definition of approval )

Omit “product;”, substitute “product.”.

3  Section 3 of the Code set out in the Schedule (definition of approval )

Omit all the words after paragraph (b).

4  Section 3 of the Code set out in the Schedule (definition of determine )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

determine , in relation to an application, means:

                     (a)  approve, register, renew, vary or issue upon the application; or

                     (b)  refuse the application.

5  Section 3 of the Code set out in the Schedule (definition of listed chemical product )

Omit all the words after “means a chemical product”, substitute:

                   that:

                     (a)  is, or is included in a class of chemical products that is, listed by regulations under section 8T; and

                     (b)  complies with the established standard for the product.

6  Section 3 of the Code set out in the Schedule (definition of re-approval )

Repeal the definition.

7  Section 3 of the Code set out in the Schedule (definition of registration )

Omit all the words after “chemical product”.

8  Section 3 of the Code set out in the Schedule (definition of relevant particulars )

Omit “29G,”.

9  Section 3 of the Code set out in the Schedule (definition of re-registration )

Repeal the definition.

10  Subsection 8B(2) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The APVMA may specify information under subsection (1) only if the inclusion of the information would enable the APVMA to determine the application.

11  Subparagraph 8E(2)(c)(i) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “, other than an application under section 29D”.

12  Subparagraph 8E(2)(c)(ii) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “29G,”.

13  Paragraph 8F(1)(a) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “(or re-approves)”.

14  Paragraph 8F(1)(b) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “(or re-registers)”.

15  Subparagraph 8F(2)(a)(iii) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the subparagraph.

16  Paragraphs 8F(2)(b) and (c) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  for a registration—state the date the registration ends; and

                     (c)  for the renewal of a registration:

                              (i)  state that the registration of the chemical product has been renewed; and

                             (ii)  state the date the registration (as renewed) ends; and

17  Subparagraphs 8F(2)(d)(iii) and (iv) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the subparagraphs, substitute:

                            (iii)  of a registration—state the date the registration ends; and

18  Paragraph 8H(2)(c) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the paragraph.

19  Paragraph 8S(1)(b) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “(or re-approves) or registers (or re-registers)”, substitute “or registers”.

20  Subsection 9(5) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the subsection.

21  Paragraph 15(2)(b) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit all the words after “listed chemical product”.

22  Subsection 19(1) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “(1)”.

23  Paragraph 19(1)(d) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “APVMA;”, substitute “APVMA.”.

24  Paragraph 19(1)(e) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the paragraph.

25  Subsections 19(2), (3) and (4) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the subsections.

26  Paragraphs 20(1)(f) and (g) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                      (f)  the date the registration ends.

27  Subsections 20(2), (3) and (4) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (2)  The date the registration ends must:

                     (a)  be the last day of a calendar month not more than 7 years after the registration takes place; and

                     (b)  be worked out in accordance with the method prescribed by the regulations.

             (3)  However, if the regulations do not prescribe a method for the purposes of paragraph (2)(b), the date the registration ends must be the next 30 June after the registration takes place.

28  Subsections 26D(2) and (3) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (2)  If the relevant particulars of a listed chemical product are varied in such a way that the product or any approved label for the product does not comply with the established standard for the product, the APVMA must amend the Register so that the product is no longer noted as a listed chemical product.

29  Subsections 29B(2) and (3) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (2)  If the relevant particulars or conditions of a listed chemical product are varied in such a way that the product or any approved label for the product does not comply with the established standard for the product, the APVMA must amend the Register so that the product is no longer noted as a listed chemical product.

30  Division 3A of Part 2 of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the Division.

31  Subsection 29L(10) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

           (10)  If the APVMA affirms the approval or registration, it must notify the holder and publish a notice in the Gazette (section 34AC).

32  Subsections 34A(5) and (6) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the subsections.

33  Paragraphs 34AC(2)(c), (d) and (e) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (c)  state the date the registration ends; and

                     (d)  include any information prescribed by the regulations.

34  Sections 34AD and 34AE of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the sections.

35  Subsection 34AF(4) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “34AE”, substitute “34AC”.

36  Subsection 34G(1A) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “, 29A or 29G”, substitute “or 29A”.

37  Subsection 43(2) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “29D,”.

38  Subsections 46A(3) to (6) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (3)  The APVMA must publish notice of the end of a registration as soon as practicable after the registration has ended (section 47C).

             (4)  If the APVMA publishes notice of the end of the registration of a product under section 47C, then:

                     (a)  certain persons are taken to have a permit to possess, have custody of or use of the product for a limited period (section 47D); and

                     (b)  persons may only supply the product in accordance with instructions contained in the notice (section 47E).

39  Subsection 47(1) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  The approval of an active constituent continues in force unless it is cancelled.

40  Subsection 47(3) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the subsection.

41  Subsection 47(6) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the subsection.

42  Section 47A of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the section.

43  Subdivision C of Division 6 of Part 2 of the Code set out in the Schedule (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Subdivision C Notifying the end of registrations

44  Section 47B of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the section.

45  Section 47C of the Code set out in the Schedule (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

47C   Notice of end of registration

46  Subsection 47C(1) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  If the registration of a chemical product ends without being renewed, the APVMA must publish in the Gazette, and in any other manner that it thinks appropriate, notice of the end of the registration.

47  Paragraphs 47C(2)(a), (b) and (c) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “approval or”.

48  Paragraphs 47C(2)(d), (e) and (f) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “constituent or” (wherever occurring).

49  Subsection 47C(3) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit all the words after “not apply”, substitute:

                   if:

                     (a)  the APVMA thinks that, in the circumstances, it is unnecessary to publish the notice; or

                     (b)  the registration of the chemical product ends because it is cancelled.

Note:          For notice of the cancellation of the registration of a chemical product, see section 45A.

50  Paragraph 47C(4)(a) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “the holder”, substitute “the person who was the holder of the registration”.

51  Paragraph 47C(4)(b) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “approval or”.

52  Section 47D of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the section, substitute:

47D   Permit taken to have been issued

             (1)  This section applies if notice of the end of the registration of a chemical product is published under section 47C.

             (2)  A person who possesses, has custody of or uses the product in accordance with the instructions contained in the notice is taken to have been issued with a permit to do so until:

                     (a)  1 year after the day on which the registration ended; or

                     (b)  the APVMA, by notice published in the Gazette, declares that this subsection ceases to apply in respect of the product;

whichever first occurs.

             (3)  A permit that is taken to have been issued to a person under subsection (1) does not authorise the person to manufacture or import the product.

53  Subsection 47E(1) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  This section applies if, after notice of the end of the registration of a chemical product is published under section 47C, a person has possession or custody of the product with the intention of supplying it.

54  Subsection 47E(2) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “constituent or”.

55  Subsection 47E(3) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “constituent or product was approved or”, substitute “product was”.

56  Subsection 47E(3) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “been approved or”, substitute “been”.

57  Subsection 47E(3) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “approval or”.

58  Subsection 48(2) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  Subject to subsection (3), the application must not be made:

                     (a)  earlier than 3 months before the registration ends; or

                     (b)  later than one month (or such shorter period as the APVMA allows) before the registration ends.

59  Subsection 48(4) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the subsection.

60  Subsection 48(5) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “renewal”.

61  Subsection 49(1) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the subsection (not including the note), substitute:

             (1)  If the APVMA is satisfied that an application for the renewal of a registration meets the application requirements, the APVMA must renew the registration.

62  Section 50 of the Code set out in the Schedule

Before “Renewal”, insert “(1)”.

63  Section 50 of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit all the words after “registration (as renewed)”, substitute “ends”.

64  At the end of section 50 of the Code set out in the Schedule

Add:

             (2)  The date the registration (as renewed) ends must:

                     (a)  be the last day of a calendar month not less than 12 months and not more than 7 years after the renewal takes place; and

                     (b)  be worked out in accordance with the method prescribed by the regulations.

             (3)  However, if the regulations do not prescribe a method for the purposes of paragraph (2)(b), the date the registration (as renewed) ends must be the next 30 June after the renewal takes place.

65  Subsection 59(1) of the Code set out in the Schedule (note)

Repeal the note.

66  Paragraph 59(2)(e) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit all the words after “information and”, substitute “Division 4A of Part 2 does not limit the use of the information; or”.

67  Paragraph 59(6)(a) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “, other than under Division 3A of Part 2 (re-approving and re-registering)”.

68  Paragraph 165(2)(a) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the paragraph.

69  Subparagraph 166(1A)(b)(i) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Omit “, 29E(3)”.

70  Paragraphs 167(1)(da) and (db) of the Code set out in the Schedule

Repeal the paragraphs.

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Act 2013

71  Item 51 of Schedule 6

Repeal the item.

Part 2 Transitional provisions

72  End dates

(1)       This item applies if, before the commencement of this Schedule, the APVMA has entered:

                     (a)  the date an approval ends in the Record; or

                     (b)  the date after which a registration cannot be renewed in the Register.

(2)       The APVMA must remove the date.