Annual Report 2010-11Glossary




active constituent

the component of the pesticide or veterinary medicine product responsible for its physiological or pharmacological action

Administration Act

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992

AgQA Scheme

Quality Assurance Scheme for Agricultural Active Constituents and Agricultural Chemical Products

agvet chemicals

agricultural and veterinary chemicals

Agvet Code

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994

Agvet Code Regulations

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995


destroying or expelling intestinal worms


National Farm Chemical User Training Program


Codex Alimentarius Commission (United Nations)

cost recovery

fees and charges related to the provision of government goods and services (including regulation) to the private and other non-government sectors of the economy

elapsed time

the overall time take for the APVMA to determine the outcome for an application for registration. It includes statutory time and applicant time in addressing deficiencies with applications


Freedom of Information Act 1982


directions for a product’s safe and effective use attached to a container


authority to manufacture veterinary medicines according to s.123 of the Agvet Code

Minor Use

a use that would not produce sufficient economic return to an applicant to meet the cost of registering the product for that use


refers to the design, characterisation and application of materials engineered at a molecular (nanometre) level to take advantage of their small size and/or novel properties. Although there is no agreed national or international definition of a nanomaterial, the general consensus in the scientific community is that a nanomaterial is engineered to measure approximately1 to 100 nm in at least one dimension. One nanometre is one-billionth of a metre, or 100 000 times less than the width of a human hair.


also known as agricultural chemical products


a person who, or a company that, registers a pesticide or veterinary medicine product for use in Australia

statutory time

the legislatively prescribed timeframe in which the APVMA must process applications for registration

Uhrig (review)

Review of the Corporate Governance of Statutory Authorities and Office Holders, 2003