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Information Updates Index for 2013

All updates have been removed since no longer relevant. However, they can still be viewed on the National Archive website page: Information Updates 2013.

List of Information Updates for 2013

Information Update 27/2013

Seminar on the New Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) EU 528-2012 18th March 2014

This Update has been archived

CRD will be holding an updated one-day seminar in Liverpool on 18th March 2014 which will provide an overview of the new Biocidal Product Regulation.

Issued: 03 December 2013

Information Update 26/2013

UK General Registration Procedures Workshop – March 2014

This Update has been archived

CRD will be holding two identical one-day workshops in York on Wednesday 5th and Wednesday 12th March 2014 which will provide a general introduction to UK Registration Procedures for Plant Protection Products.

Issued: 29 November 2013

Information Update 25/2013

Consumer Risk Assessment Workshop - February 2014

This Update has been archived

CRD will be holding a one day Consumer Risk Assessment workshop in York on Thursday 13th February 2014.

Issued: 28 November 2013

Information Update 24/2013

Non Dietary Human Exposure Assessment of Biocide Products Workshop

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CRD will be holding a one day workshop on technical aspects of the human health non dietary exposure assessment of biocide products in York on Tuesday 11th February, 2014.

Issued: 26 November 2013

Information Update 23/2013

Stichting Greenpeace Nederland and Pesticide Action Network Europe v European Commission (T-545/11)

This Update states HSE's current position on the ECJ judgement.

Issued: 21 November 2013

Information Update 22/2013

Seminar on the New Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) EU 528/2012, March 2014

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CRD will be holding an updated one-day seminar which will provide an overview of the new Biocidal Product Regulation that came into force on 1st September, 2013.

Issued: 29 October 2013

Information Update 21/2013

Proposals on changes to the organisation of official controls

Stakeholders attention is drawn to a Food Standards Agency consultation regarding an EU Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council updating the Official Controls Regulation (Regulation 882/2204).

Issued: 22nd October 2013

Information Update 20/2013

Non Dietary Human Exposure Assessment of Biocide Products Workshop December 2013

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CRD will be holding a one day workshop in York on Tuesday 3rd December 2013 on technical aspects of the human health non dietary exposure assessment of biocide products.

Issued: 10 October 2013

Information Update 19/2013

EU Classification and Labelling of Plant Protection and Biocidal Products Workshops

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CRD will be holding two identical workshops in York on 20th and 21st November 2013 on Classification and Labelling of Plant Protection and Biocidal products.

Issued: 10 September 2013

Information Update 18/2013

Two Day Workshops on Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment for Plant Protection Products

This Update has been archived

CRD will be holding two identical two-day workshops in York on the 27th / 28th of November 2013 and 22nd / 23rd January 2014 on Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment.

Issued: 05 September 2013

Information Update 17/2013

Plant Protection Product Applications Sift - Notification of change in cut-off day for submissions to the Applications Sift

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Update announcing a change to the cut-off day for receipt of applications for the sift to allow further time to process applications received.

Issued: 4 September 2013

Information Update 16/2013

UK Efficacy Requirements for Molluscicide Pellet Products: Proposals for updating and standardising methodology relating to pellet quality

This Update invites interested parties to provide comments on the proposed methodologies for incorporation into a revised version of the Efficacy guideline relating to data requirements for molluscicide products.

Issued: 1 August 2013

Information Update 15/2013

Metaldehyde Molluscicide Pellet Products: Addressing the requirement for an animal repellent in professional products

Metaldehyde was included on Annex I for use as a molluscicide with a specific provision that “Member States shall ensure that authorisations shall contain an effective dog repellent agent”. This Information Update provides information and advice on how to address this for UK products during re-registration.

Issued: 31 July 2013

Information Update 14/2013

Use of ethanol in the catalytic generation of ethylene for the purpose of fruit ripening or sprout suppression

CRD would like to clarify the position on the use of denatured ethanol products in catalytic ethylene generators either as a fruit ripening agent or in sprout suppression.

Issued: 30 July 2013

Information Update 13/2013

Grower Champion

This Update has been archived

This Update gives details of the new Grower Champion in CRD.

Issued: 25 July 2013

Information Update 12/2013

Workshops on the Chemistry Data Requirements for Biocides Regulated under Regulation 528 2012 - October 2013

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CRD will be holding two identical one-day workshops in York, on Tuesday 22nd and Thursday 24th October 2013, on the chemistry risk assessment for biocides regulated under regulation 528/2012.

Issued: 17 July 2013

Information Update 11/2013

Two Day Technical Fate and Behaviour Assessment of Plant Protection Products Workshops September and October 2013

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CRD will be holding two separate two-day workshops on technical aspects of the environmental fate and behaviour assessments of plant protection products. The workshops will be held in York on Tuesday/Wednesday 24th/25th September and Tuesday/Wednesday 1st/2nd October, 2013.

Issued: 9 July 2013

Information Update 10/2013

Grandfathers Rights for Pesticide Users Changes to Current Rules

This Update gives details of forthcoming changes to rules regarding which users require a certificate of competence to use pesticides.

Issued: 10 June 2013

Information Update 09/2013

Revised Dermal Absorption Guidance for Plant Protection Products Workshop

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On Wednesday 10th July, 2013 CRD will be holding a one-day workshop in York which will provide an introduction to and detailed presentations on, the revised dermal absorption guidance for pesticides as regulated under Regulation 1107/2009.

Issued: 20 May 2013

Information Update 08/2013

CRD Conference and Events Programme 2013/14

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The Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) is pleased to announce its conference and events programme for 2013/2014.

Issued: 13 May 2013

Information Update 07/2013

Restrictions on Neonicotinoid Product Authorisations

This update gives information about the EC Appeal committee decision regarding the proposals to restrict authorisations of neonicotinoid insecticide products.

Issued: 30 April 2013

Information Update 06/2013

Bodies Designated to Administer the Equipment Inspection Scheme

The HSE has concluded that the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA), which currently runs the UK’s existing non-statutory National Sprayer Testing Scheme (NSTS), is a designated body responsible for implementing inspection systems for PPP application equipment, pursuant to Regulation 6(1) of the Regulations.

Issued: 12 April 2013

Information Update 05/2013

Seminar on the New Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) EU 528 2012 6th June 2013

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CRD will be holding a one-day seminar in Redgrave Court, Bootle on 6th June,2013 which will provide an overview of the new Biocidal Product Regulation.

Issued: 10 April 2013

Information Update 04/2013

Review of Neonicotinoid Product Authorisations

The Health and Safety Executive’s Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) is about to carry out a review of certain UK authorised neonicotinoid insecticide products. This follows the advice given to Ministers from the independent Advisory Committee on Pesticides. The information update explains the process including the timescales and how stakeholders can contribute.

Issued: 05 April 2013

Information Update 03/2013

Technical Equivalence Workshops Tuesday 12th and Thursday 21st March 2013

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CRD will be holding two identical one-day workshops on Technical Equivalence in York on Tuesday 12th and Thursday 21st March, 2013 from 9.30 am until 4.30 pm.

Issued: 23 January 2013

Information Update 02/2013

EU Classification and Labelling of Plant Protection and Biocidal Products Workshop March 2013

This Update has been archived

CRD will be holding a one day Classification and Labelling of Plant Protection and Biocidal Products Workshop on Tuesday 19th March 2013 in Mallard House, York from 9.30am until 4.00pm.

Issued: 22 January 2013

Information Update 01/2013

Consultation Opens on Streamlining Chemical Regulations

This Update has been archived

The HSE is inviting comments on proposals to update and simplify the domestic regulations which support EU legislation on Biocides, Export and Import of Hazardous Chemicals (PIC) and Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (CLP) Regulations. This information has also been included in email bulletins for those involved with biocides, REACH and PIC .

Issued: 08 January 2013

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Updated 2017-02-20