APVMA publishes diazinon, fenitrothion decision

May 6, 2024 | 5 Min read
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has published its decisions on the use of diazinon and fenitrothion.

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has published its decisions on the use of diazinon and fenitrothion.

With diazinon, an insecticide and acaricide used for the control of pests in various agricultural, horticultural, commercial, and veterinary situations, APVMA is proposing to:

  • Vary and affirm chemical product registrations and associated label approvals where at least one-use pattern is proposed to be supported.
  • Cancel active constituent approvals, chemical product registrations and associated label approvals that do not meet the statutory safety, trade or labelling criteria.
  • Vary and affirm remaining active constituent approvals to update the conditions of approval.

The proposed decision includes consideration of all current approved diazinon active constituents, registered chemical products and approved labels.

summary of diazinon uses, which are proposed to be supported or not supported, are available on the APVMA website.

Enquiries about the proposed decision or the public consultation can be directed to enquiries@apvma.gov.au.

For fenitrothion, also an insecticide used for the control of pests in agriculture, including locust and grasshoppers in pasture and cereal crops, and as a grain protectant for stored cereal grains, APVMA is proposing to: 

  • Vary and affirm the active constituent approval. 
  • Vary and affirm chemical product registrations and associated labels where at least one-use pattern is proposed to be supported.
  • Cancel one chemical product registration and associated label approvals. 

The proposed decision includes consideration of all current active constituents, chemical products and associated labels. 

summary of fenitrothion uses, which are proposed to be supported or not supported, are available on the APVMA website.

Public consultation closes on July 8.

Enquiries about the proposed decision or public consultation can be directed to enquiries@apvma.gov.au

 

 

 

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