Object or Purpose of this legislative Instrument:
To ensure that agricultural and veterinary chemicals are not misused in the interests of safety and welfare of both the public and the animal population as well as the protection of the State's rural, domestic and export resource base and its natural environment.
Scope of this legislative Instrument:
The Act prescribes the conditions and prohibitions on the use of chemicals and substances containing chemical residue, which may be used in primary industry and in veterinary practice.
The Regulation prescribes conditions for the use of hormonal growth promotants and sets out details of maximum residue limits and prescribed chemicals. The legislation provides a number of use restrictions for veterinary chemical products pertaining to veterinarians and other animal carers as well as use restrictions for agricultural chemical products.
The legislation also sets out Great Barrier Reef protection measures for certain agricultural chemical products declared to be prescribed agricultural ERA products for an agricultural ERA (environmentally relevant activity) carried out in reef catchment areas defined under the Environmental Protection Act 1994
The following Subordinate Legislation should be examined:
- Chemical Usage (Agricultural and Veterinary) Control Regulation 1999