Reassessment of methyl bromide

Stakeholders in Methyl Bromide Reduction Inc (STIMBR) have applied for a reassessment of methyl bromide.

The application, formally received on 9 April 2019, is to amend the controls on the use of methyl bromide, particularly the control that required that operators recapture methyl bromide from October 2020.

A remote hearing for this application was held from 11 to 17 August 2020. It was adjourned so that the Decision-making Committee (DMC) could deliberate their decision, based on the information presented during and prior to the hearing.

Latest update - 28 September 2020

Following the direction for further modelling in Direction and Minute WGT023, the modeller and Counsel for the Applicant have asked clarification questions. The DMC has provided further direction as to how the modelling is to proceed in Direction and Minute WGT024.

In addition, the DMC has responded to further information provided by a submitter to the hearing.

Direction and Minute WGT024 (PDF, 204KB)

EPA Memorandum to the DMC - 11 September 2020 (PDF, 193KB)

20th Memorandum of Counsel (PDF, 136KB)

Timeline of methyl bromide reassessment

This timeline details the progress of an application to reassess the fumigant methyl bromide.

The application

Stakeholders in Methyl Bromide Reduction Inc (STIMBR) have applied for a reassessment of methyl bromide.


We received 72 submissions during the public consultation period for this application.

Reports and advice

Reports prepared by and on behalf of the EPA and provided as advice to the Decision-making Committee.

Correspondence to and from the DMC

Directions and Minutes issued by the Decision-making Committee (DMC) relating to process and requiring information as part of this reassessment of methyl bromid...

Modelling and expert conferencing

Air dispersion modelling can help the understanding of how far methyl bromide can travel. Three rounds of expert conferencing was undertaken to support this mod...


This page has information about the methyl bromide reassessment hearing, including procedures, transcripts and presentations.

Contact information

Who to contact for more information.