The second review process has already started with the first seven active substances listed on Annex I of Council Directive 91/414/EEC going through a renewal programme laid down in Commission Regulation (EC) 737/2007 (also known as the AIR project). Four of these substances have now been successfully renewed on Annex I. Further tranches of active substances listed on Annex I will need to be renewed in the next few years before their Annex I listing expires.
Similar to the first review programme for existing active substances under 91/414/EEC, the renewal programme for active substances on Annex I will be issued via specific Regulations. A second list of substances scheduled for review and renewal (also known as the AIR 2 list) was published in Commission Regulation (EU) No. 114/2010 (also known as the second Renewal Regulation). This Regulation lays down the procedure for the submission and appraisal of applications for renewal. Although parts of the renewal procedure will take place while Directive 91/414/EEC still applies, the decisions on renewals will be taken under Regulation (EC) 1107/2009, which replaced Directive 91/414/EEC. Under this new legislation, active substances on Annex I of Directive 91/414/EEC will simply be referred to as the list of approved active substances.
This second Renewal Regulation, lists 31 active substances which originally had Annex I expiry dates for 2011 and 2012. However, in order to allow time for the renewal procedure to be completed, the Annex I expiry dates for these active substances have been extended to 31 December 2015 by Commission Directive 2010/77/EU of 10 November 2010.
The following tables provide summary information about the numbers of active substances in the next stages of the EU review/renewal programmes, as well as the latest information for each stage of the review/renewal.