Regulatory Update #138
11 November - 25 November 2011
Better Regulation Reform: draft legislation released for consultation
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has released draft legislation governing the way in which the APVMA operates. The legislation and supporting information is available on the DAFF website (external website), with consultation closing on 29 February 2012.
APVMA hosts the Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer
On Friday 18 November the APVMA hosted a meeting at which representatives of a number of Australian Government regulatory agencies met with Dr Chris Wild, Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Dr Wild outlined the IARC's work in conducting and coordination research into the causes of cancer and the incidence of cancers in different populations worldwide, encouraging Australian Government agencies to consider becoming more involved in the work of the IARC. Interviews and transcripts of the meeting are now available.
2011 Nanoregulation Symposium
Co-hosted by the APVMA and the National Industrial Chemical Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS), the Nanoregulation Symposium was held in Sydney on 9th November 2011. The theme of the symposium was 'Fostering collaborative dialogue between nanomaterial regulators and stakeholders' and aimed to increase understanding and communication between regulators and stakeholders as well as to consolidate current scientific knowledge of the risk assessment of nanomaterials. Interviews and transcripts of the meeting are now available.
Seeking comment on draft APVMA Risk Analysis Framework
A narrative style document produced to communicate the APVMA’s approach to risk analysis to the wider community, the APVMA welcomes comment on the draft Risk Analysis Framework until 18 January 2012.
New proposed standard for the active constituent eremophilone oil
The APVMA invites comment from 25 November 2011 to 23 December 2011 on the proposed standard for eremophilone oil.
Reminder - open for public consultation
The APVMA is currently seeking comment on the:
- proposal to amend Standard 1.4.2 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code until 9 December 2011
- proposal to amend Standard 1.4.2 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code - as an outcome of the reviews of carbendazim and dimethoate until 9 December 2011
- amendment to the standard for the active constituent zinc phosphide until 9 December 2011
- updated proposal to streamline the requirements for repacks of veterinary medicines until 9 December 2011
- seeking input to the APVMA Corporate Plan 2012-15 until 31 January 2012