Active substance approvals: December 2017
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Regulatory Update: 11/2017
Issued: December 2017
Updating your authorisation
HSE does not routinely notify product authorisation holders where a change or update of a current authorisation is required because of a change by the EC to an approval of an active substance. Authorisation holders are advised to check the EUR-Lex EU law webpage and EU Pesticides database where new or changes to active substance approvals and review reports are published.
Active substance approvals
At the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) the following was agreed (except glyphosate, see further details below):
- Acetamiprid – Renewal of approval
- Laminarin – Renewal of approval as a low risk substance
- Glyphosate – Renewal of approval
- Penflufen – Amendment of approval conditions
Glyphosate was considered by the Appeals Committee on 27 November 2017 and renewal of its approval agreed for five years from 16 December 2017. Authorisations for products containing this substance will need to be renewed in accordance with Article 43 of Regulation (EC) 1107/2009, with applications required by 15 March 2018.
These substances were considered under the third stage of the renewal programme (governed by Commission Regulation 844/2012). Authorisations for products containing these substances will need to be renewed in accordance with Article 43 of Regulation (EC) 1107/2009, with applications required by 31 May 2018. For further information see Guidance on UK Procedures for product renewal applications.
The Part A specific provision was amended from:
- ‘Only uses to treat seed potato tubers before or during planting, may be authorised, limited to one application every third year on the same field’
- To the following:
‘Only uses to treat seeds or other propagating materials before or during sowing or planting, may be authorised, limited to one application every third year on the same field.’
If you have any questions relating to this Regulatory Update, please contact us.