Formal renewals of EU approvals have been issued for the herbicide, propyzamide, and the fungicide, silthiofam, following clearance by EU member states in April.
Formal renewals of EU approvals have been issued for the herbicide, propyzamide, and the fungicide, silthiofam, following clearance by EU member states in April. Propyzamide’s renewal is for seven years due to its hazardous properties, while silthiofam has been granted the full 15-year renewal period. Both approvals commence on July 1st.
When approving propyzamide products, member states are required to impose measures where appropriate to protect operators, groundwater, birds, mammals, non-target plants, and soil and aquatic organisms. The applicant has to submit confirmatory information by: October 31st to complete the assessment of the toxicological profile of metabolites identified in significant concentration in primary and rotations crops; and by April 30th 2019 on the soil degradation of the major metabolite, RH-24580. Further information on the effect of water treatment processes on residues in surface and groundwater is required within two years of EU guidance being published on how to evaluate such processes.
For silthiofam, member states should impose measures where necessary to protect operators, groundwater, birds, mammals and earthworms. Confirmatory information is required on the effect of water treatment processes within two years of guidance becoming available. Further data will also be required on the relevance of two metabolites when the European Chemicals Agency concludes its assessment of hazard classifications for silthiofam. The information will need to be submitted within one year of the publication of the Agency’s conclusions.