Etoxazole (pesticide active substance)
Draft Commission Implementing Regulation renewing the approval of the active substance etoxazole as a candidate for substitution in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market, and amending the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 (5 page(s), in English; 3 page(s), in English)
This draft Commission Implementing Regulation provides that the approval of the active substance etoxazole is renewed as a candidate for substitution in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. It is however, necessary to include certain conditions and restrictions. In particular, only use on ornamental plants in permanent greenhouses can be approved.
Existing authorised plant protection products containing etoxazole will be reviewed in accordance with the restrictions. The restriction is based on the first evaluation of the substance for use as a pesticide active substance in the EU under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. The substance was formerly approved under Directive 91/414/EEC.
This decision only concerns the placing on the market of this substance. Following restriction of the approval and the consequent expiry of all grace periods for stocks of products, separate action will likely be taken on MRLs and a separate notification will be made in accordance with SPS procedures.