Planned regulatory changes on the licensing and use of PAPP and 1080 capsules
Pest animal bait products containing a new active constituent called 4-aminopropiophenone (PAPP) have been approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicine Authority (APVMA). PAPP is the first registered alternative to 1080 for fox and wild dog control.
1080 endorsed ACUP holders may continue to use their current ACUP card as proof of their authorisation to purchase and use PAPP. New ACUP cards with a 1080 and PAPP enforcement are being developed and will be sent out in early to mid-2016.
Persons wishing to become authorised to use PAPP must hold the same qualifications as previously required to obtain authorisation to use pest animal bait products containing 1080. This includes the successful completion of the 22275VIC Course in Minimising Risks in the Use of 1080 for Vertebrate Pest Control also known as '1080 User Training'.
Commercial Operator Licence (COL) holders with a Vermin destroyers/avicides endorsement are authorised to use PAPP, following completion of the 1080 User Training course.
The introduction of PAPP, follows registration of 1080 capsules for use in ejector devices. The spring loaded ejector devices release the poison capsule into the mouth of the fox or wild dog when it pulls on the ejector bait head. The new PAPP and 1080 products are available from Agsafe 1080 accredited retailers and the product manufacturer Animal Control Technologies Australia.
Users of PAPP and 1080 capsules must follow the product label directions. The Directions for the Use of 1080 Pest Animal Bait Products in Victoria, will be updated in early to mid-2016 to provide additional directions on the use of PAPP and 1080 capsules.