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LERAP Category A and B descriptions

Local Environmental Risk Assessment for Pesticides (LERAP) Category A and B Descriptions

Users should always use a product in accordance with instructions given on the approved label. If a buffer zone restriction applies it will appear on the product label.

Category A Products

Products to which a Local Environmental Risk Assessment for Pesticides (LERAP) cannot be applied:

Category A products which are subject to 5m buffer zones when used with ground crop sprayers or 1m when used with hand-held sprayers.

Label Wording

The suggested label wording (for the statutory box and precautions section) for Category A products subject to the restrictions is:

DO NOT ALLOW DIRECT SPRAY from horizontal boom sprayers to fall within 5 m of the top of the bank of a static or flowing water body, or within 1 m of the top of a ditch which is dry at the time of application. [DO NOT ALLOW DIRECT SPRAY from hand-held sprayers to fall within 1 m of the top of the bank of a static or flowing water body.]* Aim spray away from water. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR BUFFER ZONE REDUCTION UNDER THE LERAP HORIZONTAL BOOM SPRAYERS SCHEME

* if hand-held uses are permitted

Category B Products

Products to which a Local Environmental Risk Assessment for Pesticides (LERAP) must be applied where it is intended to reduce the size of the buffer zone used.

Category B products subject to 5m buffer zones when used with ground crop sprayers or 1m when used with hand-held sprayers. The width of buffer zones for these products may be reduced by applying a LERAP.

Label Wording

The suggested label wording (for the statutory box and precautions section) for Category B products subject to the restrictions is:

DO NOT ALLOW DIRECT SPRAY from ground crop sprayers to fall within 5m of the top of the bank of a static or flowing waterbody, unless a Local Environmental Risk Assessment for Pesticides (LERAP) permits a narrower buffer zone, or within 1 m of the top of a ditch which is dry at the time of application. DO NOT ALLOW DIRECT SPRAY from hand-held sprayers to fall within 1m of the top of the bank of a static or flowing waterbody. Direct spray away from water.

In the 'statutory' box, the following phrase must be added as an 'Other specific restriction':

This product qualifies for inclusion within the Local Environmental Risk Assessment for Pesticides (LERAP) scheme. Before each spraying operation from a horizontal boom sprayer, either a LERAP must be carried out in accordance with CRD's published guidance or the statutory buffer zone must be maintained. The results of the LERAP must be recorded and kept available for three years.

Updated 2016-12-01