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Regulatory Updates Index

Regulatory Updates have replaced all approval holders letters as the means of notifying authorisation holders and interested parties of changes to application procedures, the approvals/authorisation process and of changes to legal requirements for authorisation holders.

Regulatory Updates, along with other news items, are now issued in Pesticides E-bulletins and listed on the News index page.

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List of Regulatory Updates for 2015

Regulatory Update: 21/2015

Facilitating the alignment of the Classification & Labelling process of plant protection product (PPP) active substances under Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 [Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures] and their evaluation for approval/non-approval purposes under Regulation (EC) 1107/2009

Issued: 18 December 2015

Regulatory Update: 20/2015

Prioritisation of Maximum Residue Level (MRL) assessments in applications for the authorisation of Plant Protection Products

Issued: 18 December 2015

Regulatory Update: 19/2015

Active substance approvals: October 2015

Issued: 6th November 2015

Regulatory Update 18/2015

Amendments to existing parallel trade permits from 1st October 2015

To notify permit holders of amendments to existing parallel trade permits from 1 October 2015 to comply with the new Guidance for parallel trade permits.

Issued: 6 October 2015

Regulatory Update 17/2015

Changes To Invoicing Procedures For Parallel Trade Permit Applications From 1 October 2015

Regulatory Update to notify parallel trade permit applicants of a change in procedure to single invoicing for applications received from 1 October 2015 and to provide a link to the new application form.

Issued: 1 October 2015

Regulatory Update 16/2015

Active substance approvals and re-registration requirements: August 2015

This update provides information on the approval of active substances under Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 and announces the approval of the following active substances: Florasulam and fructose.

Issued: 17 August 2015

Regulatory Update 15/2015

UK enforcement of maximum residue levels (MRLs) set for Benzalkonium Chloride (BAC) and Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride (DDAC)

CRD has issued a letter to stakeholders describing the UK’s approach to monitoring and enforcing maximum residue levels of dodecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (DDAC) and benzalkonium chloride (BAC) in food arising from the use of DDAC and BAC for disinfectant purposes. New MRLs are due to come into force from 12 August 2015.

Issued: 13th August

Regulatory Update 14/2015

Revised guidance document produced by CRD for the generation of data on the physical, chemical and technical properties of plant protection products under Regulation EC 1107/2009

This Regulatory Update announces the production of a revised guidance document to describe the chemical and physical data required to support the registration/authorisation of a preparation.

Issued: 10th August 2015

Regulatory Update 13/2015

Revised Guidance for Parallel Trade Permit Procedure following non-formal consultation

This Regulatory Update provides a summary of the consultation responses to the non-formal consultation on parallel trade products, HSE's response and revised new guidance.

Issued: 7th August 2015

Regulatory Update 12/2015

Use of the new EFSA guidance document on the assessment of exposure of operators, workers, residents and bystanders in risk assessments for plant protection products

This Update explains

To explain when the new guidance document 'Guidance on the assessment of exposure of operators, workers, residents and bystanders in risk assessment for plant protection products' must be used by applicants to support operator, worker and bystander/resident exposure risk assessments for plant protection product applications submitted to HSE.

Issued: 6th August 2015

Regulatory Update 11/2015

Change to the procedure for processing import tolerance applications

This Regulatory Update indicates changed arrangements for processing import tolerance applications in the EU.

Issued: 4th August 2015

Regulatory Update 10/2015

Human Health Enquiry and Incident Survey (HHEIS) and Resistance Reporting 2014

This update requires Authorisation Holders of all products approved for sale/use in the UK during 2014 to provide HSE with details of all human health related reports or enquiries involving their products during last year.

Issued: 22nd July 2015

Regulatory Update 09/2015

Active substance approvals and re-registration requirements: June 2015

This update provides information on the approval of active substances under Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 and announces the approval of the following active substances:
Fenhexamid, pyridate, sulfosulfuron, sulfoxaflor, halauxifen-methyl, ferric phosphate, terpenoid blend QRD 460, pepino mosaic virus strain CH2 isolate 1906, lecithins, Salix cortex, vinegar.

Issued: 17th July 2015

Regulatory Update 08/2015

Implementation of new EU guidance in Fate & Behaviour

This Update explains how HSE will be implementing 3 new EU guidance documents covering the areas of derivation of soil DegT50 values, groundwater exposure assessments and emissions from protected crops.

Issued: 7th July 2015

Regulatory Update 07/2015

Active substance approvals and re-registration requirements: April 2015

This Update announces the re-registration requirements following further Active Substance approval decisions under (EC) 1107/2009.

Issued: 27th May 2015

Regulatory Update 06/2015

Chlorpyrifos - Changes to Authorised Uses

Regulatory Update advising of changes to the use of the insecticide chlorpyrifos, which result in some currently authorised uses being restricted.

Issued: 19th May 2015

Regulatory Update 05/2015

Clarification of the information required to support applications for the authorisation of generic plant protection products based on data held by CRD – Article 34 of EU Regulation No. 1107/2009

This Regulatory Update is to confirm how HSE will handle applications for the authorisation of generic plant protection products based on data that are held by CRD, ie applications based on Article 34 of Regulation No. 1107/2009.

Issued: 31st March 2015

Regulatory Update 04/2015

Change to HSE procedure for processing plant protection product applications dependent upon the setting of a Maximum Residue Level

This Regulatory Update sets out the new arrangements for processing plant protection product applications where the authorisation is dependent on the establishment of a Maximum Residue Level (MRL) for that product.

Issued: 31st March 2015

Regulatory Update 03/2015

Withdrawal of plant protection products containing the active substance tepraloxydim

This Regulatory Update provides information about the withdrawal of plant protection products containing the active substance tepraloxydim. Expiry date for sale and supply is 30 November 2015 with storage and use ending on 30 November 2016.

Issued: 3rd February 2015

Regulatory Update 02/2015

Commenting on Other Member States' Active Substance Assessments

To announce that HSE will be commenting on certain active substance evaluations for plant protection products under EU Regulation 1107/2009 from 1st February 2015.

Issued: 30th January 2015

Regulatory Update 01/2015

Technical Equivalence Applications for New Sources of Active Substances for Plant Protection Products

This Regulatory Update announces the introduction of a ‘detailed sift’ for all applications for technical equivalence of new sources of active substances. In addition, it announces the introduction of a fee associated with the additional costs of handling incomplete applications before acceptance.

Issued: 30th January 2015

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Updated 2017-02-20