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Public notice of final decisions - ACMS#29, ACCS#27, Joint ACMS-ACCS#24, March 2020

Scheduling medicines and poisons

24 August 2020

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3.3.1 Marker dyes and pigments

3 Final decisions on proposed amendments to the current Poisons Standard under regulation 42ZCZR

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3.3 Final decisions on proposed amendments referred to the Advisory Committee on Medicines and Chemicals Scheduling in joint session (Joint ACMS-ACCS #24, March 2020)

Final decision in relation to marker dyes and pigments

Final decision

Pursuant to regulation 42ZCZR of the Regulations, a Delegate of the Secretary has made a final decision to confirm the interim decision and amend the current Poisons Standard in relation to marker dyes and pigments as follows:

Part 1 of the Poisons Standard, Interpretation - New Entry

"Marker dyes or pigments" means any product that is added to a liquid used in agricultural or veterinary chemicals to identify or distinguish treated from untreated objects, land or organisms by temporarily imparting colour on the relevant object, land or organism through, for example, spot - or boom-spraying.

Materials considered

In making this final decision, the Delegate considered the following material:

  • The scheduling proposal to amend the current Poisons Standard with respect to marker dyes and pigments;
  • The three public submissions received in response to the pre-meeting consultation under regulation 42ZCZK of the Regulations;
  • The advice received from the Joint meeting of the Advisory Committees on Medicines and Chemicals Scheduling (Joint ACMS-ACCS#24); and
  • The one public submission received in response to the interim decision consultation under regulation 42ZCZP of the Regulations.
Reasons for the final decision (including findings on material questions of fact)

I have made a final decision to confirm my interim decision to amend the current Poisons Standard to include an explicit definition of 'marker dyes and pigments' in Part 1, Interpretation. My reasons for making the final decision are those set out in the interim decision. In making my final decision. I have taken into account the material detailed in the interim decision and the one public submission received before the second closing date in response to the call for further submissions published on 10 June 2020 under regulation 42ZCZP of the Regulations. I note the public submission was in support of my interim decision.

Date of effect of the decision

1 October 2020

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