The tag is present in Lintian version 2.113.26. That is the most recent version we know about.
We use semantic versions.
The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the
release tag in our Git
You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 43a81d7. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check apache2.
The package is invoking apache2's init script in its maintainer script albeit it shouldn't do so. Reverse dependencies installing apache2 configuration pieces should not restart the web server unconditionally in maintainer scripts. Instead they should be using apache2-maintscript-helper which correctly obeys local policies.