EUROPE: Parliament rejects criteria for endocrine disruptors

On 4 October 2017, the European Parliament voted to object to the European Commission’s draft regulation setting out criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors in the area of plant protection products (PPPs).

The Parliament objection regards the last paragraph of the draft regulation. The criteria proposed in the draft regulation provide for an exemption, or derogation, from the scope of the criteria for identifying EDCs, for substances that have an ‘intended endocrine mode of action’ (i.e. are deliberately designed to attack an organism’s endocrine system).

The Commission regretted Parliament’s vote, reportedly stating that the derogation had been essential in getting a qualified majority among Member States to support the criteria.

Now the Commission has to withdraw the draft regulation and either submit an amended version, do no further action or submit a new draft regulation. In the meantime, the interim criteria continue to apply.

 

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EU Parliament: Parliament rejects criteria for endocrine disruptors

 

Our previous articles:  

Adoption of endocrine disruptors criteria

FRANCE: List of PPPs that may contain Endocrine Disruptors (EDs)

 

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FRANCE: New update of the official list of biocontrol products

The French Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry has published a new update of the official list of biocontrol plant protection products in accordance with articles L.253-5 and L.253-7 of the Rural Code. This note repeals the previous one dated 28 July 2017 and entered into force on 17 October 2017.

As well as providing some typographical corrections on products already included, this note includes a total of 16 new products: 3 in Part A (products containing micro-organisms), 1 in Part B (products containing chemical mediators), 11 in Part C (products containing natural substances of plant, animal or mineral origin) and 1 in Part D (insects traps).

The next update will take place in January 2018 on the basis of products authorised on 31 December 2017.

 

To download: Note DGAL/SDQSPV/2017-826 du 18/10/2017 (in French)

 

See our previous articles: 2nd update of the official list of biocontrol products

 

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FRANCE: New update of the memo relative to trials and experiments of regulated products

ANSES has issued a new version of the Memo relative to trials and experiments of regulated products (plant protection products/fertilisers) dated 01/09/2017; the previous Memo was dated 19/06/2017. The changes are as followpermiss:

The form to be filled in for an application for plant protection product trial permit (CERFA 15720*01) as well as the explanatory note (Cerfa N°52171#01) are specified.

In the case of fertilisers and crop substrates, the amount of the fee levied by ANSES (fixed by the decree of 12 April 2017 – Article 7, point V and IX, paragraph 2, entered into force on 01/07/2017) for a trial permit application was revised and set at 1000 € for a single product and 2000 € for a set of products.

 

To download (in French):  

Note relative aux essais et expérimentations de produits réglementés (produits phytopharmaceutiques / matières fertilisantes) actualisée au 01/09/2017

Arrêté du 12 avril 2017 fixant le barème de la taxe fiscale affectée perçue par l’Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail relative à la mise sur le marché des produits phytopharmaceutiques et de leurs adjuvants, des matières fertilisantes et de leurs adjuvants et des supports de culture

 

See also our previous articles:

FRANCE: Update of the memo relative to trials and experiments of regulated products

FRANCE – Anses : New fees

 

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EUROPE: New EPPO standard on efficacy evaluation for low-risk plant protection products is published

The EPPO standard “PP 1/296 (1) Principles of efficacy evaluation for low-risk plant protection products” has been first approved in September 2017 and released on 13 October 2017.

This Standard describes the principles for determining the requirements for an efficacy evaluation of low-risk plant protection products in a registration procedure, based on addressing the data requirements as specified by Regulation (EC) 1107/2009. This standard is intended for the harmonization of requirements for the efficacy evaluation of low-risk plant protection products to facilitate their placement on the market.

This document provides a framework for the minimum efficacy data requirements needed to demonstrate that a low-risk plant protection product is sufficiently effective and crop safe for authorisation, taking into consideration that a more specialised approach may be used compared to other plant protection products because they often have different properties and modes of action, and that a more flexible efficacy evaluation may be followed.

 

To download: PP 1/296 (1) Principles of efficacy evaluation for low-risk plant protection products

 

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