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Information Updates Index for 2010

All updates have been removed since no longer relevant. However, they can still be viewed on the National Archive website page: Information Updates Index 2010.

List of Information Updates for 2010

Information Update 23/2010

Consultation on the Implementation of EU Pesticides Legislation

Defra has published the Government Response to the Consultation on the Implementation of EU Pesticides Legislation.

Issued: 15 December 2010

Information Update 22/2010

Maximum Residue Level Workshop – Tuesday 15th February, 2011

This Update has been archived

CRD will be holding a one-day workshop on proposing and supporting Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs). The workshop will be held at The CRD offices in York on Tuesday 15 February, 2011. The cost of attendance will be £350 (plus 20% VAT).

Issued: 08 December 2010

Information Update 21/2010

Amenity Pesticides Survey 2010

This Update has been archived

The Amenity Pesticides Survey 2010 is online now. CRD has commissioned the survey to update their knowledge base on amenity pesticides use.

Issued: 07 December 2010

Information Update 20/2010

Fate and Behaviour Workshop, Tuesday 18 January 2011

This Update has been archived

CRD will be holding a one-day workshop on the compilation of environmental fate and behaviour submissions. The workshop will be held at The Chemicals Regulation Directorate in York on Tuesday 18th January, 2011.

Issued:18 November 2010

Information Update 19/2010

CRA Training Day, 20 Jan 2011

This Update has been archived

CRD will be holding a one-day workshop on Consumer Risk Assessment. The workshop will be targeted at technical and regulatory staff involved in the production and submission of data to CRD. The workshop will be held at the CRD office in York on Thursday 20 January, 2011.

Issued: 16 November 2010

Information Update 18/2010

Two pest controllers jailed for deliberately killing wildlife

On 18 October 2010 at Snaresbrook Crown Court Terrence Webb of Peregrine Road, Ilford and Mark Page of White Hart Lane, Romford, pest controllers employed by Newham Borough Council were jailed for 4 months and each fined £7,000 for intentionally poisoning wildlife. The prosecution was taken by the CPS following the deaths from pesticide poisoning of a number of birds and a German Shepherd dog at Alexandra Park, Wanstead East London.

Issued: 21 October 2010

Information Update 17/2010

Technical equivalence analytical methods workshop 16 November 2010

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CRD will be holding a one-day workshop on Technical Equivalence and Analytical Methods. The workshop will be held at our site in York on Tuesday 16 November, 2010. The event will be targeted at technical and regulatory specialists involved in the production and submission of data to CRD.

Issued: 16 September 2010

Information Update 16/2010

Biological Assessment Dossier Training Workshop Wednesday 13th October, 2010

This Update has been archived

CRD will be holding a workshop on the preparation of Biological Assessment Dossiers on Wednesday 13th October, 2010. The aim of the course is to enable attendees to minimise the costs of data generation, maximise the potential to use existing data and to extrapolate from these, and know how best to summarise and present the information to ensure an efficient evaluation by CRD.

Issued: 03 August 2010

Information Update 15/2010

HardSPEC model workshop

This Update has been archived

A training workshop will be held on Tuesday 9th November at Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, UK, to introduce new users to the 'HardSPEC' model and to update more experienced users. This model is used by CRD for predicting concentrations of pesticides in surface water and groundwater which can be used in regulatory risk assessments.

Issued: 22 July 2010

Information Update 14/2010

Workshop on Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment for Plant Protection Products

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CRD is proposing to host a one-day workshop in York on Tuesday 2 November 2010 which will provide an introduction and overview to areas of ecotoxicological risk assessments. The workshop will be targeted towards registration specialists involved in the preparation and submission of Plant Protection Product dossiers to CRD.

Issued: 12 July 2010

Information Update 13/2010

Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) and 2-phenylphenol, safeners and synergists

This is a replacement for Information Update 25/2008 (issued on 20 November 2008) and updated on 16 April 2010. 2-phenylphenol (safeners and synergists) are not currently subject to MRLs under Regulation 396/2005. However, this situation will change in the future.

Issued: 8 July 2010

Information Update 12/2010

One day conference on Regulation 1107/2009 - State of play of implementation. Tuesday 19th October, 2010

This Update has been archived

This Information Update announces a one day conference on the new Commission Regulation 1107/2009 which is repealing Commission Directives 79/117/EEC and 91/414/EEC.

Issued: 6 July 2010

Information Update 11/2010

Agrotech Chlorthalonil (M13176)

This Update has been archived

Following the revocation of Agrotech Chlorthalonil 500SC (MAPP 13176) on 19 May 2010 (Regulatory Update 13/2010), CRD has been made aware that there is conflicting information circulating in the industry. This Information Update provides background to why the decision was taken to revoke Agrotech Chlorthalonil 500SC’s approval.

Issued: 3 June 2010

Information Update 10/2010

General Registration Procedures Workshop – Tuesday 15th June, 2010

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Due to demand CRD will be holding a further one-day workshop providing a general introduction to UK Registration Procedures for Plant Protection Products. The workshop will be targeted towards those new to pesticide regulation including small businesses. The workshop will be held at CRD in York on Tuesday 15 June, 2010.

Issued: 13 May 2010

Information Update 09/2010

CRD Statement Regarding Existing Stocks of Indian Grapes Containing Residues of Chlormequat

This Update has been archived

CRD has taken exceptional limited action to allow marketing of grapes already in the UK supply and retail chain provided the residue levels are below the acute threshold of 1.06 mg/kg calculated by EFSA.

Issued: 30 April 2010 Amended: 06 May 2010

Information Update 08/2010

Norfolk potato grower admits use of illegal pesticide

On 20 April 2010 at Ely Magistrates Court, following proceedings taken by the Health and Safety Executive, Mr Thomas John Mott was fined £2,250 and ordered to pay a further £5,000 in costs after pleading guilty to two counts of storing and using an unapproved pesticide.

Issued: 29 April 2010

Information Update 07/2010

Clarification regarding products approved for use on conservation crops

This Information Update clarifies the definition of crops grown for conservation purposes under CRD's Crop Hierarchy

Issued: 27 April 2010

Information Update 06/2010

General Registration Procedures Workshop - 9 June 2010

This Update has been archived

CRD will be holding a one-day workshop which will provide a general introduction to UK Registration Procedures for Plant Protection Products. The workshop will be targeted towards those new to pesticide regulation including small businesses. The workshop will be held at The Chemicals Regulation Directorate in York on Wednesday 9 June 2010.

Issued: 15 April 2010

Information Update 05/2010

Changes To Invoicing Procedures at CRD From 1 April 2010

This Update has been archived

From 1 April 2010 the finance function within the Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) York is being centralised within The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and all invoicing work will be transferred to Bootle. This Information Update gives details of the changes.

Issued: 15 March 2010

Information Update 04/2010

Prosecution following honeybee deaths

On 23 February 2010 at Ely Magistrates Court Magistrates Court following proceedings taken by the HSE, Mr Russell Calne, a professional pest controller pleaded guilty to two counts of a “failure to take all reasonable precautions” when using a pesticide

Issued: 25 February 2010

Information Update 03/2010

Chargeable Service for Downloading Approvals Information in XML Format

This Update has been archived

CRD is considering introducing a new search application on the website. This will produce product-related information drawn from notices of approval in an XML (eXtensible Markup Language) format for download from our website. Access would be via a fee-based subscription service. This Information Update gives details and requests feedback from stakeholders on the proposal.

Issued: 29/01/2010

Information Update 02/2010

Fine Imposed for Illegally Storing an Unapproved Pesticide Product

This Information Update gives notice that on 11 January 2010 at Norwich Magistrates court, following legal proceeding taken by HSE, Mr George Farrow was convicted of an offence relating to the storage of an un-approved pesticide product

Issued: 19/012010

Information Update 01/2010

Consumer Risk Assessment Training - Tuesday 23rd and Thursday 25th February 2010 (2)

This Update has been archived

This Information Update states that there are still a limited number of places remaining at CRD’s training workshops on Consumer Risk Assessment in York on Tuesday 23rd and Thursday 25th February, 2010 (which were announced in Information Update 23/2009)

Issued: 14/01/2010

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Updated 2017-02-20