Active substance approvals: October 2015
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: 19/2015
Issued: 6th November 2015
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) on 9 October 2015 it was agreed to approve under Regulation (EC) 1107/2009:
- Flumetralin (as a candidate for substitution)
- Sodium hydrogen carbonate (as a basic substance)
This substance was approved as a candidate for substitution as it met one of the criteria laid down in point 4 of Annex II of Regulation (EC) 1107/2009. It was considered to meet two of the criteria of a persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) substance.
Esfenvalerate and 2,4-D approvals
These substances were considered under the second stage of the renewal programme (governed by Commission Regulation 1141/2010). Authorisations for products containing these substances will need to be renewed in accordance with Article 43 of Regulation (EC) 1107/2009.
Sodium hydrogen carbonate approval
This substance was approved as a basic substance for an unlimited period according to the criteria under Article 23 of Regulation (EC) 1107/2009.