Proposed Pesticides Regulation 2017

Topic: Environment

The Environment Protection Authority is seeking comments on the draft Pesticides Regulation 2017 and Regulatory Impact Statement.

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What's this about?

The Pesticide Regulation 2009 is due to be repealed on 1 September 2017.

The Regulation supports the operation of NSW’s principal Act for managing risks associated with the use of pesticides.

The EPA is seeking comments on the draft Pesticides Regulation 2017 and Regulatory Impact Statement.

A majority of the provisions are remaining the same, however there will be a few key changes:

  • streamlining of record keeping requirements for non-licensed pesticide users
  • alternatives for retraining for agricultural users
  • new licences categories
  • updated licence fees
  • including universities in definition of public authorities required to have a pesticide use notification plan
  • updated penalty amounts.

Have your say

There are three ways you can submit your feedback:

Have your say by 7 July 2017.

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Topic: Environment