Requirements for extension of authorisation for minor use (EAMU): pesticide products

Where a plant protection product (PPP) does not have an appropriate on-label authorisation, authorisation holders, growers or their representative organisations may apply for the authorisation of a PPP on a specific crop under an Extension of Authorisation for a Minor Use.

There are a number of different types of Extensions of Use and you should see Extension of Use guidance for further advice.

Extension of use application

For each type of EAMU, you must justify the need for the authorisation, and if you want it quickly you need to address the urgency of the application. Further advice is given in the guidance on extensions of use, but in general you will need to:

  1. fully explain your request in the covering letter of your application
  2. complete application form CRD3 (Applicant Guide: What should I Include in an Application?). You must ensure that the form includes a name and date
  3. submit any previous relevant correspondence which must be, at a minimum, a copy of your product's authorisation. If the authorisation is unavailable, a reference (including COP number, date of issue and Notice of Authorisation Number) must be submitted
  4. submit a reasoned case to demonstrate the 'need' of the proposed EAMU. The reasoned case must include details of the nature and scale of the problem and an explanation as to why alternative means of control are not adequate
  5. submit data and/or reasoned scientific cases to address the risks to consumers, operators, wildlife and the environment
  6. if you wish your application to be considered as a priority, submit a reasoned case to demonstrate the 'urgency' of the proposed EAMU. The reasoned case must include details of when the proposed EAMU is required and an estimation of the severity of the problem.

Extension of use: renewal

Once an active substance has been approved under Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 (formerly inclusion in Annex I of Council Directive 91/414/EEC), we must re-evaluate PPPs and uses in accordance with Annex VI to the Directive 91/414 UK (the Uniform Principles) (now article 29(6) of Regulation (EC) 1107/2009), on the basis of dossiers satisfying the data requirements of Annex II (active substance related data) and Annex III (product related data). We refer to this process as renewal. You should refer to the guidance on procedures for product renewal applications for more details.

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Updated 2024-01-30