Formulation studies and combined risk assessment in ecotoxicology

Guidance on the need for studies and their use in the risk assessment of plant protection products. Read this document before deciding on a formulation testing strategy.

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Last updated:
February 2022



For applications considered under Regulation 1107/2009 (as it applies in Great Britain and Northern Ireland) the formal requirements for Ecotoxicology formulation testing are laid out in Part A, Section 10, Annex to the Regulation 284/2013.

This document provides UK specific formulation guidance on the need for ecotoxicology formulation studies and their use in risk assessment, along with how to consider the combined risk for relevant groups.

Formal sections of the data requirements and existing guidance documents are presented together with additional guidance.

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Updated 2022-05-24