Maree Zinzley, Manager Approvals Operations of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), acting under delegated authority from the Director-General of MPI, gives notice, under section 14(1) of the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997 (“the Act”), that the following application has been made to reassess the following trade name product under section 29 of the Act:
Trade Name: Methafos 600
Active Ingredient and Concentration:
Formulation Type:Soluble concentrate
Affected Use Claims:
Removal of Claims: Snap beans – For control of aphids, tomato fruitworm and looper caterpillar; Tomatoes (Indoor) – For control of tomato fruitworm and looper caterpillar.
Addition of Claims: Kumara – For control of armyworm and whitefringed weevil; Tamarillo – For control of tomato potato psyllid.
Reason for Reassessment: The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has reassessed Organophosphate and Carbamate active ingredients under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 2001. The outcomes of the reassessment included a reduction in the Potential Daily Exposure (PDE) (food), setting of maximum application rates, and limiting the frequency of applications for some of the actives assessed. As a result, MPI is re-examining the use patterns and controls to ensure dietary intake of these compounds is acceptable and labels are consistent with the use pattern restrictions imposed by EPA. To achieve this, Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) changes may be required. The reassessment will only apply to products affected by the EPA assessment.
Any person may make a written submission to the director-general concerning this application.
Under sections 16 and 17 of the Act, a written submission:
- must state in full the reasons for making the submission; and
- may state any decision sought on that application; and
- must be received by the director-general no later than 30 working days after the date of notification in the New Zealand Gazette.
Under section 18 of the Act, a copy of every submission will be forwarded to the applicant for the applicant’s information.
The following address is:
- where submissions on this application are to be sent; and
- where requests for copies of the public information relating to the application can be sent; and
- where public information relating to the application can be viewed; and
- the director-general’s address for service:
ACVM Group, Ministry for Primary Industries, Pastoral House, 25 The Terrace, Wellington 6011. Postal Address: PO Box 2526, Wellington 6140.
The applicant’s address for service is:
Agri Solutions Limited, Level 1, 26 Crummer Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021. Postal Address: PO Box 789, Pukekohe 2340.
Dated at Wellington this 16th day of December 2014.
MAREE ZINZLEY, Manager Approvals Operations, Ministry for Primary Industries (acting under delegated authority).