"This manual covers agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemicals and is written based on current methodology in Australia and international best practice.
Its purpose is twofold. The first is to provide risk assessors with guidance on the environmental risk assessment of agvet chemicals. Secondly, it may provide other stakeholders with an illustration of the general process and considerations that risk assessors employ when assessing the potential risks that chemicals may pose to the environment. For a less technical illustration of the key areas that risk assessors consider, a separate overview document is available. The manual establishes a starting point for best practice assessment. It is intended that
improved assessment tools and methods will be incorporated into the manual as they become available."
Wednesday, March 4, 2009