Victorian Current Acts

[Index] [Table] [Search] [Search this Act] [Notes] [Noteup] [Download] [Help]

AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY CHEMICALS (CONTROL OF USE) ACT 1992


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Purposes  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Act to bind Crown  
   4.      Definitions  
   5.      Exemptions  

   PART 2--USE OF UNREGISTERED CHEMICAL PRODUCTS

   6.      Offences involving unregistered chemical products  

   PART 3--LABELLING

   18.     Offences involving labelling requirements  
   19.     Off-label use of chemical products  
   20.     Labelling of certain meal of animal origin  
   21.     Application of chemical products to agricultural produce  
   23.     Warranties  

   PART 4--RESTRICTIONS AND PROHIBITIONS ON MANUFACTURE, SALE AND USE

   24.     Standards for fertiliser or stock food  
   25.     Orders prohibiting or regulating sale  
   25A.    Orders prohibiting or regulating use  
   26.     Recall  
   27.     Regulations about manufacture, sale and use  
   28.     Offence of use without certificate  
   29.     Applicator (chemical rating) certificates  
   30.     Offence of commercial use without licence  
   31.     Commercial operator licences  
   32.     Prohibiting misuse of registered chemical products  

   PART 6--CONTROLS OVER SPRAYING OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL PRODUCTS

   38.     Orders regulating or prohibiting agricultural spraying  
   39.     Effect of order  
   40.     Damage by spray drift  
   41.     Contamination by spray drift  
   42.     Requirements for pilots  
   43.     Requirements for aircraft operators  
   45.     Information and notice  
   46.     Notices to owners of defective spraying equipment  
   46A.    Notice to operators of defective spraying equipment  
   47.     Regulations for spraying equipment  

   PART 7--CONTROLS OVER CONTAMINATED LAND, STOCK AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE

   48.     Contaminated stock order  
   49.     Contaminated stock notice  
   50.     Land use restriction notice  
   51.     Information about notices  
   52.     Contaminated produce notice  
   52AA.   Offence to sell contaminated agricultural produce  
   52A.    Regulations relating to contaminated agricultural produce  

   PART 8--GENERAL

   53.     Authorised officers  
   54.     Powers of authorised officers  
   54B.    Search warrants  
   54C.    Announcement before entry  
   54D.    Details of warrant to be given to occupier  
   54E.    Authorised officer may seek Court order  
   54F.    Copies of seized documents  
   54G.    Retention and return of seized documents or things  
   54H.    Magistrates' Court may extend 3 month period  
   54I.    Protection against self-incrimination  
   55.     Testing of sub-standard fertiliser or stock food  
   56.     Testing of contaminated stock or agricultural produce  
   56A.    Notification by commercial laboratories  
   57.     Seizure of chemical products and agricultural produce  
   58.     Destruction notice  
   59.     False or misleading statements  
   60.     Extra information about application may be required  
   61.     Information about licence, permit or certificate may be required  
   62.     Information about sale of a chemical product, fertiliser or stock food  
   62A.    Records of notices etc.  
   62B.    Secrecy  
   63.     Confidentiality of commercial information  
   64.     Review of decisions  

   PART 9--ENFORCEMENT

   67A.    Non-compliance with condition of authority an offence  
   67B.    Non-return of cancelled or suspended authority an offence  
   68.     Costs  
   69.     Infringement notices  
   70.     Time limit for commencing prosecutions  
   71.     Evidentiary provisions  
   72.     Offences by corporations and partnerships etc.  
   72A.    Criminal liability of officers of bodies corporate—accessorial liability  
   72B.    Criminal liability of officers of bodies corporate—failure to exercise due diligence  
   72C.    Criminal liability of officers of bodies corporate—failure to exercise due diligence (evidential burden of proof)  
   73.     Offences by employers and contractors  
   74.     Delegation  
   75.     Fees  
   75A.    Use of money available for the purposes of this Act  
   76.     Regulations  
   77.     Orders may incorporate material  

   PART 10--TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

   78.     Transitional provision—Statute Law Amendment (Directors' Liability) Act 2013  
   79.     Transitional provision—Primary Industries Legislation Amendment Act 2016  
           SCHEDULE
           ENDNOTES


AustLII: Copyright Policy | Disclaimers | Privacy Policy | Feedback