Management of New Industry Minor Use Permits- A Transition to Industry Ownership

Agaware Consulting Pty Ltd

  • Project code: PRJ-009369

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

  • Project completion date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

  • National Priority: NEPI-RD&E to generate benefit across several plant industries


During 2012 and 2013, APVMA issued 16 pesticide permits (fungicides, herbicides and insecticides) for various crops (coffee, dates, ginger, green tea, hazelnuts, hemp, herbs/spices, jojoba, native foods, native grasses, olives, tea tree, tropical fruits, wildflowers) with NRIA / AgAware or NRIA as the permit holder. The permits are due to expire between September 2014 to June 2018.
The permit holder plays an important role for APVMA: as the contact regarding any permit issues such as renewals, additional data requirements, modifications, etc.
As the legal status of NRIA is due to change, APVMA needs to be notified of any changes to the permit holder.
Six permits are due for renewal in the next 12 months and some permits have outstanding data requirements that are currently in progress with Southern Cross University.
The project will liaise with each of the industries regarding each of the permits to ensure they are still accurate.
The project will collate all relevant information and prepare permits for renewed, with data where appropriate, and submit to APVMA in a timely manner to ensure the continuation of the current uses.
AgAware will be nominated as the permit holder for the newly issued permits for an interim period (2-3 years).


New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

Agaware Consulting Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

To provide an interim arrangement for ownership of the 16 NRIA Multi-Industry/Multi-chemical permits that resulted from PRJ-006878 and PRJ-007428, with the interim ownership to be held by AgAware Consulting (permit numbers provided as an attachment to the Contract Schedules).

To liaise with industry beneficiaries of the permits and the APVMA with the final aim to transition those permits from NRIA to AgAware Consulting through to industry during the life of the existing permits.

To provide APVMA with residue data provided by SCU (from PRJ-006878 that inform the existing permits).

To identify any future needs for residue data in addition to what is currently known from PRJ-006878 and PRJ-007428.