Conditions of approval for three active neonicotinoids changed

28.05.2013
The European Commission has changed the conditions of approval for the active neonicotinoid substances Clothianidin, Thiamethoxam and Imidacloprid, and prohibits the use and sale of seeds treated with plant protection products containing those active substances. The Authority has based its decision on the risk assessments for bees for these three actives. Member States are to amend or withdraw existing authorizations for plant protection products containing these three active substances by 30 September 2013. Periods of grace will be as short as possible and will expire on 30 November 2013 at the latest. Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 485/2013 can be read here in its entirety.

 

Chlorfenapyr (PT8) included in Annex I of BPD

28.05.2013
The European Commission has approved the inclusion of Chlorfenapyr in Annex I of Directive 98/8/EC (the BPD) for PT 8 (wood preservatives). The complete decision can be read here.

 

Non-inclusion of Formaldehyde for PT 20 in Annex I of BPD

07.05.2013
The European Commission has voted not to include formaldehyde for PT 20 in Annex I of Directive 98/8/EC (BPD). According to Commission Decision 2013/204/EU, all authorizations will be withdrawn by 1 July 2015.

 

Provisional authorizations for new plant protection actives extended

07.05.2013
The EU Commission has extended the provisional authorizations for several new active substances for plant protection, which are currently under evaluation by the Commission. These are:

Acequinocyl Aminopyralid Ascorbic acid
Flubendiamide Gamma-cyhalothrin Ipconazole
Metaflumizone Orthosulfamuron Pseudomonas sp. strain
DSMZ 13134
Pyridalil Pyroxsulam Spiromesifen
Thiencarbazone  

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Commission Implementing Decision 2013/205/EU extends the authorizations to 30 April 2015.

 

Paecilomyces fumosorseus strain FE 9901 approved by European Commission

03.05.2013
The European Commission has approved the inclusion of Paecilomyces fumosorseus strain FE 9901 in the annex of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 540/2011. You can read Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 378/2013 here.

 

Bixafen added to Anned of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 540/2011

02.05.2013
The European Commission has approved the active substance bixafen, amending the Annexc to Regulation (EU) No. 540/2011 accordingly. Commissino Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 350/2013 can be read here.

 

DDAC fungicide - approval withdrawn

05.03.2013
The European Commission has withdrawn the approval for DDAC (Didecyldimethylammonium chloride). Originally approved for indoor uses on ornamental plants as a fungicide, herbicide, bactericide and algaecide, the decision to withdraw was made based on a submission of confirmatory data. The entire Commission Implementing Decision (EU) No. 175/2013 can be read here.