Second review of existing active substances and renewal of Annex I substances

 

Annex I inclusions were given for a period of 10 years, with a second review to be completed before the end of the 10 year period. This is to make sure that data is kept up to date and to modern standards and to ensure that plant protection products can be used safely.

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.

 

Stage 1 Renewal (AIR project) (Regulation 737/2007)

 

Substance In UK Decision Legislation Comment
Azimsulfuron No Renewed 2010/54/EU Inclusion expires 31/7/2021
Azoxystrobin Yes Renewed 2010/55/EU Inclusion expires 31/7/2021
Fluroxypyr Yes Pending    
Imazalil Yes Renewed 2010/57/EU Inclusion expires 31/7/2021
Kresoxim-methyl Yes Pending    
Prohexadione-calcium Yes Renewed 2010/56/EU Inclusion expires 31/7/2021
Spiroxamine Yes Pending    
 

 

Stage 2 Renewal (AIR 2 list) (Regulation 1141/2010)

Substance In UK Decision Legislation Comment
2,4-D Yes     Dossier submission by 29/02/2012
Acibenzolar-s-methyl Yes     Dossier submission by 29/02/2012
Amitrole Yes     Dossier submission by 29/02/2012
Bentazone Yes     Dossier submission by 29/02/2012
Cinidon-ethyl Yes     Dossier submission by 31/08/2012
Cyclanilide No     Dossier submission by 29/02/2012
Cyhalofop butyl No     Dossier submission by 31/08/2012
Diquat Yes     Dossier submission by 31/05/2012
Esfenvalerate Yes     Dossier submission by 29/02/2012
Famoxadone Yes     Dossier submission by 31/08/2012
Fenhexamid Yes     Dossier submission by 29/02/2012
Ferric phosphate Yes     Dossier submission by 29/02/2012
Florasulam Yes     Dossier submission by 31/08/2012
Flumioxazine Yes     Dossier submission by 29/02/2012
Flupyrsulfuron-methyl Yes     Dossier submission by 31/05/2012
Glyphosate Yes     Dossier submission by 31/05/2012
Iprovalicarb No     Dossier submission by 31/05/2012
Isoproturon No     Dossier submission by 31/08/2012
Lambda-cyhalothrin Yes     Dossier submission by 29/02/2012
Metalaxyl-M Yes     Dossier submission by 31/08/2012
Metsulfuron-methyl Yes     Dossier submission by 31/08/2012
Paecylomyces fumosoroseus No     Dossier submission by 31/05/2012
Picolinafen Yes     Dossier submission by 31/08/2012
Prosulfuron Yes     Dossier submission by 31/05/2012
Pymetrozine Yes     Dossier submission by 29/02/2012
Pyraflufen-ethyl Yes     Dossier submission by 31/05/2012
Pyridate Yes     Dossier submission by 31/05/2012
Sulfosulfuron Yes     Dossier submission by 31/05/2012
Thiabendazole Yes     Dossier submission by 31/05/2012
Thifensulfuron-methyl Yes     Dossier submission by 31/08/2012
Triasulfuron No     Dossier submission by 31/08/2012

( info from http://www.pesticides.gov.uk/approvals.asp?id=2959 )

 

 

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