Regulatory News - APVMA
12 April 2012
The APVMA has extended the initial suspension (November 2011) of certain uses of diuron until 30 November 2012. Diuron is used to control broadleaf and grass weeds in agriculture, and weeds and algae in and around water bodies.
Over one hundred submissions were received in response to the environmental assessment that was published in July 2011. It is expected that the review will be finalised after the APVMA recieves a final environmental assessment from DSEWPaC.
The APVMA has finalised the diuron review for the following uses as a result of the environmental assessment report published in July 2011 indicating no concerns with these uses.
•active constituent approvals (approval of suppliers of diuron to product manufacturers)
•antifouling paints (continued registration with variations to two label instructions)
•pond and aquarium products (continued registration)
•cotton defoliation products (registration after variations to label instructions).
Further details are available on the APVMA website
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