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Upshot of recent pesticide decisions and relevant deadlines

16/05/2012

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Upshot of recent pesticide decisions and relevant deadlines

EU Regulatory Bulletin contents

 

Find below the summaries of recent substance approval decisions accordingly the transitional regime stipulated in Article 80 of Regulation 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market. 

Substance

Date of Regulation

Decision taken

Triflusulfuron

30 March 2012

Conditions of approval amended

Metam

25 april 2012

Substance approved under conditions

Blood meal, calcium carbide, calcium carbonate, limestone, pepper and quartz sand

27 april 2012

Conditions of approval amended


 

In detail

  • Triflusulfuron: Restrictions on the use triflusulfuron were lifted following the submission of further data. The Commission also removed a limit on the maximum content of an impurity. These measures became effective as of 20 April 2012.
  • Metam: The new listing becomes effective from 1 July 2012. The Commission requires to submit confirmatory data by 31 May 2014. Authorisations are limited to professional users. Member states have until 31 December 2014 to check that current products comply with the approved use conditions. Member states have until 30 June 2016 to re-register existing products.
  • Blood meal, calcium carbide, calcium carbonate, limestone, pepper and quartz sand:  Further confirmatory data are requested for  blood meal, calcium carbonate and pepper by 1 March 2013; smaller technical adaptations were claimed for the remaining substances, and in particular the name ‘pepper’ was replaced by ‘pepper dust extraction residue‘. The amendments apply from 1 September 2012.

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