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Consultation: Proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard - ACCS meeting, March 2019
Invitation to comment
This consultation closes on 8 February 2019.
MCPB has been added to the proposals to amend the Poisons Standard, referred by the delegate of the Secretary to the Department of Health, to the March 2019 meeting of the Advisory Committees on Chemicals Scheduling (ACCS) as a late addition to the agenda.
Scheduling amendments referred to expert advisory committee
Subdivision 3D.2 of the Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990 (the Regulations) sets out the procedure to be followed where the Secretary receives an application under section 52EAA of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (the Act) to amend the current Poisons Standard and decides to refer the proposed amendment to an expert advisory committee. These include, under regulation 42ZCZK, that the Secretary publish (in a manner the Secretary considers appropriate) the proposed amendment to be referred to an expert advisory committee, the committee to which the proposed amendment will be referred, and the date of the committee meeting. The Secretary must also invite public submissions to be made to the expert advisory committee by a date mentioned in the notice as the closing date, allowing at least 20 business days after publication of the notice.
In accordance with regulation 42ZCZK of the Regulations, the Secretary invites public submissions on this late addition to the scheduling proposals referred to the March 2019 meetings of the Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling (ACCS #24).
Submissions must be received by close of business 8 February 2019. See How to respond.
Proposed amendments referred for scheduling advice to ACCS #24
4-(4-chloro-o-tolyloxy)butyric acid (IUPAC)
MCPB is currently listed in Schedule 5 of the Poisons Standard as follows:
It has been proposed to amend the Poisons Standard as follows:
Schedule 5 - Delete Entry
Schedule 6 - New Entry
Index - Amend Entry
Key uses / expected use
Reasons for proposal
Potential for salts of MCPB in a herbicide product to cause irreversible eye (corneal) damage. MCPB acid, and one form of MCPB salt have been shown to be moderately acutely toxic via the oral route.
How to respond
- be relevant to the proposed amendment;
- address matters mentioned in section 52E of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989;
- submitted by the closing date of 8 February 2019 to email@example.com. (Please include 'Proposed Amendments to the Poisons Standard (Medicines/Chemicals)’ in the subject line of the email);
- include whether or not you support the amendment/s; and
- be accompanied by a completed TGA Consultation submission coversheet (Microsoft Word, 65kb)
Submissions might also include:
- Suggested improvements; and/or
- An assessment of how the proposed change will impact on you. That is, what do you see as the likely benefits or costs to you (these may be financial or non-financial). If possible, please attempt to quantify these costs and benefits.
What will happen
All public submissions will be published on the TGA website at Public submissions on scheduling matters, unless marked confidential or indicated otherwise in the submission coversheet (see Privacy information).
Following consideration of public submissions received before the closing date and advice from the expert advisory committee/s, decisions on the proposed amendments will be published as interim decisions on the TGA website: Scheduling delegate's interim decisions & invitations for further comment on 6 June 2019.
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