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Consultation on The Implementation of EU Pesticides Legislation

09 February 2010: The Chemicals Regulation Directorate of HSE is carrying out a public consultation on behalf of Defra. The consultation seeks views on how the UK should implement measures in two key pieces of European pesticides legislation under the EU’s Thematic Strategy on Pesticides.

Chargeable Service for Downloading Approvals Information in XML Format

29 January 2010: CRD is considering introducing a new search application on the website.  This will produce product-related information drawn from notices of approval in an XML (eXtensible Markup Language) format for  download from our website. Access would be via a fee-based subscription service. This Information Update gives details and requests feedback from stakeholders on the proposal.

Latest Regulatory and Information Updates

Other news

  • Potential and Agreed Changes to MRLs
    16th February 2010: Our page regarding proposals for MRLs (under discussion or pending publication) and published regulations has been updated.
  • Prior Informed Consent
    3 December 2009: The HSE website pages regarding Prior Informed Consent for the export and import of dangerous chemicals have been re-designed and updated (December 2009)
  • FAQ on Regulation 396/2005
    24 November 2009: We have now updated the page giving guidance on MRLs to include a link to a  FAQ on Regulation 396/2005.
  • Efficacy Guidelines
    27 October 2009: Draft Efficacy guideline - Further to SANCO/221/2000-rev.10, issued 25 February 2003, CRD propose further advice on the efficacy aspects of determining relevant groundwater metabolites in the draft document Groundwater metabolites - guidance on efficacy aspects. Draft issued 1 October 2009. Comments from interested parties are invited on this draft proposal. Comments are also invited on Draft Efficacy guideline 617 - Re-registration of  triazole uses in cereals: fungicide resistance issues, issued 9 July 2009.
  • Defra consultation on detergents October 2009
    27 October 2009: Defra is consulting on an update to the 2005 Detergent Regulations. This update will include changes to derogation application procedures and the implementation of a ban on inorganic phosphates in domestic laundry cleaning products (DLCPs).
  • 2009 Quarterly Reports
    14 January 2010.  A spreadsheet for quarter 1 - 3 of pesticide poisoning of animals for 2009 is now available


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