Submission Preparation Training - Guide to Submitting Applications for Registration under the Fertilizers Act
6. File Review Stages and Service Delivery Standards

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Review Stages

This image represents the review stages your file may go through. Description follows.
Description of flowchart – Review Stages

This flowchart shows the review stages your file may go through.

The first step is pre-screen (PASO). After the pre-screen (PASO) there are two possible options:

  1. Close and refund; or
  2. First response and completeness Check

After the completeness check there are two possible options:

  1. Close; or
  2. Conduct a first review: (admin check; label review; safety assessment), second review (confirm and review requested info), and third review (confirm and review requested info)

After the third review the file will be registered or closed

Service Delivery Standards (T-4-122)
Type Pre-Screen ART 1st Review ART 2nd Review ART 3rd Review Total
Me-too 45 30 20 N/A 95
Minor Amendment 45 30 20 30 10 N/A 135
RR-no data 45 30 120 90 60 N/A 345
NR-no data 45 30 150 90 90 30 30 465
NR-data 45 30 200 90 90 30 45 530
RR-data 45 30 200 90 90 30 45 530
Major Amendment 45 30 200 90 90 30 45 530

ART: Applicant response time; Pre-screen includes first response; time is in working days

Note: NR-data could be issued within 245 days instead of 530 days, if there are no deficiencies

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