Active substance approvals: March 2016
Changes due to Brexit
Your health and safety responsibilities will not change when the UK leaves the EU. This guidance is under review.
Regulatory Update: 20/2016
Issued: 7 April 2016
Updating your authorisation
HSE does not directly 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 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) it was agreed to approve under Regulation (EC) 1107/2009:
- Sweet whey (as a basic substance)
- Diammonium phosphate (as a basic substance)
The transitional measures under Article 80 of Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 apply to pinoxaden. Consequently re-registration requirements for products containing pinoxaden are in line with the old directive 91/414/EEC. Step 1 product re-registration applications must be submitted to HSE"s Chemicals Regulation Directorate by 1 July 2016. Step 2 product re-registration applications are required by 1 January 2017.
Acibenzolar-S-methyl was considered under the second stage of the renewal programme (governed by Commission Regulation 1141/2010). 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 30 June 2016.
Sweet whey and diammonium phosphate were approved as basic substances for an unlimited period according to the criteria under Article 23 of Regulation (EC) 1107/2009.
If you have any questions relating to this Regulatory Update, please contact us.