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Regulatory Update Index 2011

All updates have been removed. However, they can still be viewed on the National Archive website page: 2011 Regulatory Updates index on NA.

Regulatory Update 43/2011

Which guidance should be used for assessments submitted under EC Regulation 1107/2009?

This Regulatory Update provides advice on which guidance should be used for ecotoxicological risk assessments submitted to CRD under Regulation 1107/200.

Issued: 15 December 2011

Regulatory Update 42/2011

Application of the HardSPEC Assumptions from the Regulatory Risk Assessment on Non-Porous Hard Surfaces

This Regulatory Update introduces new labelling requirements on the method of application of herbicides authorised for use on non-porous hard surfaces to ensure that best practice is followed

Issued: 17 November 2011

Regulatory Update 41/2011

Regulatory Update - Review of Existing EU Maximum Residue Levels (MRLS) Under Article 12 of Regulation 396/2005/EC - REVISED

This Regulatory Update gives revised arrangements for the review of EU Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs), advising approval holders on the part that they can play in the review programme.

Issued: 16 November 2011

Regulatory Update 40/2011

Transposition of Directive 2009/128/EC on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides

Defra has issued an update to stakeholders on the work to transpose Directive 2009/128, which establishes a framework for Community action to achieve the sustainable use of pesticides, into UK law. This update explains why the Government has decided not to conduct a second formal consultation, on a set of draft Regulations, as initially planned

Issued: 04 November 2011

Regulatory Update 39/2011

Introduction of new larger aquatic buffer zones for horizontal boom sprayers: interim extension of the Local Environmental Risk Assessments for Pesticides (LERAP) scheme

CRD announces the implementation of an interim extension to the Local Environmental Risk Assessments (LERAP) scheme which enables plant protection products to be authorised with aquatic buffer zone distances greater than the current maximum distance of 5 metres

Issued: 01 November 2011

Regulatory Update 38/2011

Specification for Local Authorities to enforce new enforcement regulations in England and Wales

This Regulatory Update provides information about the enforcement powers delegated to local authorities for the purposes of enforcing the Plant Protection Products Regulations 2011.

Issued: 13 October 2011

Regulatory Update 37/2011

Non-formal consultation on the proposal to publish the name of the UK reference products for parallel trade plant protection products

This Regulatory Update announces the non-formal consultation on the proposal to publish the name of the UK reference products for parallel trade plant protection products. This consultation will close on 25 November 2011.

Issued: 13 October 2011

Regulatory Update 36/2011

Regulatory Update - Products to be withdrawn from the market following the non approval of asulam

This Regulatory Update provides information about the non approval of asulam and the products to be withdrawn from the market in the UK.

Issued: 11 October 2011

Regulatory Update 35/2011

Active substance approvals and re-registration requirements: September 2011

This Regulatory Update announces the re-registration requirements following further Annex I inclusion decisions.

Issued: 06 October 2011

Regulatory Update 34/2011

Revision of application forms as a consequence of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009

This Regulatory Update announces the revision of the application forms for a number of application types. It also reminds applicants of the importance of explaining how the application is approached either by way of an application overview or detailed covering letter.

Issued: 30 September

Regulatory Update 33/2011

New UK Enforcement and Fees and Charges Regulations

This Regulatory Update provides information about the new legislation affecting plant protection products, which came into effect on 24 September 2011.

Issued: 27 September 2011

Regulatory Update 32/2011

Changes to templates and revocation procedures as a consequence of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009

This Regulatory Update announces further changes we considered necessary to comply with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. An explanation and summary of the main changes to our revocation procedures are provided in this Update.

Issued: 13 September 2011

Regulatory Update 31/2011

Notification form for zonal applications

A new form to notify intended zonal applications under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 has been agreed by the interzonal steering committee.

Issued: 08 September 2011

Regulatory Update 30/2011

Procedure for applying for the outdoor use of anticoagulant rodenticides that are restricted to indoor use only

CRD has developed a procedure, in conjunction with the ACP, that Applicants should consider prior to making an application for outdoor use of anticoagulant rodenticides that are currently restricted to indoor use only.

Issued: 08 September 2011

Regulatory Update 29/2011

Release of new FOCUS Groundwater models and guidance

This Regulatory Update give information on CRDs approach to the release of new FOCUS Groundwater modelling tools and guidance.

Issued: 16 August 2011

Regulatory Update 28/2011

Re-registration Requirements Following Further Annex I Inclusion Decisions: August 2011

This Regulatory Update announces the re-registration requirements following further Annex I inclusion decisions

Issued: 11 August 2011

Regulatory Update 27/2011

CRD to issue authorisations for plant protection products for Northern Ireland.

This Regulatory Update provides information on the authorisation of plant protection products on behalf of Northern Ireland.

Issued: 8 August 2011

Regulatory Update 26/2011

Annex I Approvals and re-registration requirements: July 2011

This Regulatory Update announces the Re-registration requirements following further Annex I Decisions (now known as Approvals) and gives details of various documents relating to other active substances which are now available.

Issued: 14 July 2011

Regulatory Update 25/2011

Use of new crop qualifier ‘Permanent protection with full enclosure’

This Regulatory Update announces and explains the use of a new crop qualifier: ‘Permanent protection with full enclosure’, which may be specified by CRD on Authorisations of certain plant protection products used in protected crop situations, together with the inclusion (where required) of three ‘Other specific restrictions’.

Issued: 07 July 2011

Regulatory Update 24/2011

Human Health Enquiry & Incident Survey (HHEIS) & Resistance Reporting 2010

This Regulatory Update requires Approval Holders of all products approved for sale/use in the UK during 2010 to provide CRD of the Health and Safety Executive with details of all human health related reports or enquiries & Resistance Reporting involving their products, which were received from users or any other source, during last year.

Issued: 21 June 2011

Regulatory Update 23/2011

Combined toxicity risk assessments for birds and mammals

The purpose of this Regulatory Update is to highlight the need for assessment of the risks from combined exposure to a single product containing more than one active substance.

Issued: 16 June 2011

Regulatory Update 22/2011

Commenting on applications as a consequence of Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 and confirmation that CRD will not evaluate products for which an authorisation has not been requested in the UK

This Regulatory Update gives information about the legal requirement under (EC) 1107/2009 to allow for commenting on all applications submitted after 14 June 2011, and how UK procedures will be amended to fulfil this requirement.

Issued: 14 June 2011

Regulatory Update 21/2011

Changes to data protection and data sharing as a consequence of Regulation (EC) 1107/2009

The purpose of this Regulatory Update was to outline the new data protection and data sharing procedures which applied from 14 June 2011 under Regulation (EC) 1107/2009.

Issued: 14 June 2011

Regulatory Update 20/2011

Changes to the authorisation template as a consequence of Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 and changes to the documentation you are required to submit

This Regulatory Update gives information about the legal requirements of Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 relating to the content of authorisations which require the inclusion of a classification of the plant protection product.

Issued: 14 June 2011

Regulatory Update 19/2011

New UK Enforcement and Fees and Charges Regulations

New Enforcement and Fees and Charges Regulations are due to come into operation shortly as part of the package of legislation being introduced to implement the EU’s Thematic Strategy for Pesticides.

Issued:09 June 2011

Regulatory Update 18/2011

Update on a recent R&D project to assess the availability of seed on the soil surface after drilling: Implications for regulatory risk assessment

The Final Report of a research project to investigate seed availability on the soil surface after drilling for a range of arable crops has been published on the Defra website and the regulatory implications of this research have been considered by CRD.

Issued: 24 May 2011

Regulatory Update 17/2011

Q(SAR) analysis reports: submissions for technical equivalence under 91/414/EEC

This Regulatory Update outlines information which must be included in (Quantitative) structure-activity relationships (Q(SAR)) analyses reports which are submitted to CRD during applications for technical equivalence under 91/414/EEC.

Issued: 26 April 2011

Regulatory Update 16/2011

Release of new version of HardSPEC

The ‘HardSPEC’ model is used by CRD for calculating predicted environmental concentrations in surface water for use in ecotoxicological risk assessments of pesticides. The HardSPEC model development team has developed of two new modules, a railway scenario and a home garden module, which widen the scope of the model.

Issued: 26 April 2011

Regulatory Update 15/2011

Changes to procedures for plant protection products as a consequence of Regulation (EC) 1107/2009

The purpose of this Regulatory Update is to outline the changes to on-label (zonal authorisations and mutual recognition), off-label (extension of use) and parallel trade applications from 14 June 2011 as a result of Regulation (EC) 1107/2009. Details of the implementation of the transitional measures with respect to UK product authorisations and the changes in revocation procedures under this regulation are also included.

Issued: 15 April 2011

Regulatory Update 14/2011

AIR 2 Project: Renewal of the Inclusion of Active Substances in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC

This Regulatory Update covers Commission Directive 2010/77/EU amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC regarding expiry dates for the inclusion in Annex I of 31 active substances whose inclusions originally expired in 2011 or 2012; and Commission Regulation (EU) No 1141/2010 laying down the procedure for renewal of the inclusion of these active substances in Annex I to 91/414/EEC.

Issued: 07 April 2011

Regulatory Update 13/2011

EU Pesticides Package – Status of Implementation in the UK

This Update give information about progress with, and planning for, the implementation of the legislation included in the EU Pesticides Package (EU Thematic Strategy).

Issued: 07 April 2011

Regulatory Update 12/2011

Annex I inclusions and re-registration requirements: April 2011

This Regulatory Update announces the Re-registration requirements following further Annex I Inclusion Decisions and gives details of various documents relating to other active substances which are now available.

Issued: 05 April 2011

Regulatory Update 11/2011

Arrangements for products containing voluntarily withdrawn active substances following a positive opinion for Annex I inclusion

This Regulatory Update concerns products containing active substances that were voluntarily withdrawn in accordance with Commission Regulation (EC) 1095/2007. It gives advice on which application types CRD will consider following a positive opinion for Annex I inclusion and before entry into force of the inclusion of the voluntary withdrawn active(s).

Issued: 22 March 2011

Regulatory Update 10/2011

Withdrawal of stocks of Acclaim (M 14905)

Any remaining stocks of Acclaim (MAPP 14905) should not be used. Unused product and used product containers should be returned to your supplier as soon as possible. Pending return product may continue to be stored until 30 June 2011.

Issued: 17 March 2011

Regulatory Update 09/2011

Regulatory Update - Review of Existing EU Maximum Residue Levels (MRLS) Under Article 12 of Regulation 396/2005/EC

This Regulatory Update advises Approval Holders on progress with the European Commission’s review of existing MRLs and the part that they can play in the review programme.

Issued: 02 March 2011

Regulatory Update 08/2011

Notification of additional active substances prohibited from use under the Long Term Arrangements for Extension of Use

This Regulatory Update gives information about a new restriction which has been added to the LTAEU prohibiting the use of products containing a group of actives substances.

Issued: 22 February 2011

Regulatory Update 07/2011

Requirements for Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for co-formulants in pesticide products

This Regulatory Update provides advice on criteria for material safety data sheets on co-formulants.

Issued: 22 February 2011

Regulatory Update 06/2011

Updated procedures for voluntary re-registration work-sharing in the UK

Regulatory Update to outline procedures for voluntary re-registration work-sharing in the UK.

Issued: 17 February 2011

Regulatory Update 05/2011

Regulatory Update: Clopyralid – label amendments for amateur products

This Update summarises the outcome of considerations of clopyralid following a review into the risk of clopyralid residues in compost by WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme).

Issued: 17 February 2011

Regulatory Update 04/2011

Re-registration Requirements Following Further Annex I Inclusion Decisions: February 2011

This Regulatory Update announces the Re-registration requirements following further Annex I Inclusion Decisions and gives details of various documents relating to other active substances which are now available.

Issued: 15 February 2011

Regulatory Update 03/2011

Advertising Plant Protection Products

This Regulatory Update provides new information on the requirements outlined under Article 66 of EC Regulation 1107/2009 for advertising plant protection products.

Issued: 27 January 2011

Regulatory Update 02/2011

New procedure for Changes to Multiple Products (‘Blanket Notices’)

This Regulatory Update advises approval holders and interested parties of the new CRD procedure for processing applications for changes to multiple products, also known as ‘blanket’ amendment notices.

Issued: 18 January 2011

Regulatory Update 01/2011

Update on a recent R&D project to investigate de-husking of seeds by small mammals: Implications for regulatory risk assessment

This Regulatory Update highlights research commissioned by CRD to investigate the role de-husking plays in reducing pesticide exposure to mammals and to develop a methodology to calculate rates of de-husking for different seed types.

Issued: 13 January 2011

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