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Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Board and Other Improvements) Bill 2019

2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Board and Other Improvements) Bill 2019

 

No.      , 2019

 

(Agriculture)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to agricultural and veterinary chemicals, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Main improvements                                                                                  4

Part 1—Information to be taken into account in determining applications            4

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                       4

Part 2—Approval and registration for prescribed active constituents, chemical products or labels           5

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                       5

Part 3—Limits on use of information                                                                  12

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     12

Part 4—Annual returns and record-keeping                                                     16

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products (Collection of Levy) Act 1994                 16

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992                19

Part 5—Computerised decision-making                                                             21

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     21

Part 6—Preliminary assessments                                                                            25

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     25

Part 7—Variation of relevant particulars and conditions                           27

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     27

Part 8—Variation of approval or registration during suspension           28

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     28

Part 9—False and misleading information                                                        31

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992                31

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     32

Part 10—Suspension or cancellation of approval or registration for provision of false or misleading information                                                                                                      34

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     34

Part 11—Voluntary recalls                                                                                        35

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     35

Part 12—Notification of new information                                                        37

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     37

Part 13—Annual operational plans                                                                        39

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992                39

Part 14—Definition of registered chemical product                                    41

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     41

Part 15—Supply of registered chemical products with unapproved label               44

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     44

Part 16—Safety, efficacy, trade and labelling criteria                                46

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     46

Part 17—Maximum Residue Limits Standard                                                47

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992                47

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     47

Part 18—Expiry date                                                                                                    48

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     48

Part 19—Other amendments                                                                                    49

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992                49

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     50

Part 20—Repeals                                                                                                            55

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Removing Re-approval and Re-registration) Act 2014                                                                                                                                        55

Schedule 2—Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Board                 56

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992                56

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to agricultural and veterinary chemicals, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Board and Other Improvements) Act 2019.

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act 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 3 and any thing in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Parts 1 and 2

The day after the end of the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 3

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 3 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

4.  Schedule 1, Part 4

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 1, Part 5

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

6.  Schedule 1, Part 6

The day after the end of the period of 12 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 1, Parts 7 to 12

The day after the end of the period of 3 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

8.  Schedule 1, Part 13

The first 1 January to occur after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

9.  Schedule 1, Parts 14 to 20

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

10.  Schedule 2

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 12 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

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

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

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.