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Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2018

2016-2017-2018

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2018

 

No.      , 2018

 

(Agriculture and Water Resources)

 

 

 

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 amendments                                                                                     4

Part 1—Approval and registration for prescribed active constituents, chemical products or labels           4

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                       4

Part 2—Information to be taken into account in determining applications            11

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     11

Part 3—Limits on use of information                                                                  12

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     12

Part 4—Computerised decision-making                                                             16

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     16

Part 5—Accreditation of assessors                                                                        19

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992                19

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     19

Part 6—Voluntary recalls                                                                                           23

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     23

Part 7—Notification of new information                                                           25

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     25

Part 8—Definition of registered chemical product                                       27

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     27

Part 9—Suspension or cancellation of approval or registration for provision of false or misleading information                                                                                                      30

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     30

Part 10—Supply of registered chemical products with unapproved label               31

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     31

Part 11—Variation of approval or registration during suspension        33

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     33

Part 12—Safety, efficacy, trade and labelling criteria                                35

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     35

Part 13—Annual operational plans                                                                        36

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992                36

Part 14—Other amendments                                                                                    38

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992                38

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     39

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Act 2013    43

Schedule 2—Other amendments                                                                                  44

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   44

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     44

Part 2—Repeals                                                                                                               45

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Removing Re-approval and Re-registration) Act 2014                                                                                                                                        45

 

 



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 (Streamlining Regulation) Act 2018 .

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 anything 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 6 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

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.

 

5.  Schedule 1, Part 5

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

 

6.  Schedule 1, Parts 6 and 7

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

 

7.  Schedule 1, Parts 8 to 10

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

8.  Schedule 1, Part 11

The later of:

(a) the start of the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Part 4 of Schedule 1 to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Operational Efficiency) Act 2018 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

9.  Schedule 1, Part 12

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

10.  Schedule 1, Part 13

1 January 2020.

1 January 2020

11.  Schedule 1, Part 14

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

12.  Schedule 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

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.