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2008/934/EC: Commission Decision of 5 December 2008 concerning the non-inclusion of certain active substances in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC and the withdrawal of authorisations for plant protection products containing these substances (notified under document number C(2008) 7637) (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ L 333, 11.12.2008, p. 11–14 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 03 Volume 059 P. 75 - 78

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2008/934/oj

11.12.2008   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 333/11


COMMISSION DECISION

of 5 December 2008

concerning the non-inclusion of certain active substances in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC and the withdrawal of authorisations for plant protection products containing these substances

(notified under document number C(2008) 7637)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2008/934/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 91/414/EEC of 15 July 1991 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market (1), and in particular the fourth subparagraph of Article 8(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 8(2) of Directive 91/414/EEC provides that a Member State may, during a period of 12 years following the notification of that Directive, authorise the placing on the market of plant protection products containing active substances not listed in Annex I to that Directive that are already on the market two years after the date of notification, while those substances are gradually being examined within the framework of a programme of work.

(2)

Commission Regulations (EC) No 451/2000 (2) and (EC) No 1490/2002 (3) lay down the detailed rules for the implementation of the third stage of the programme of work referred to in Article 8(2) of Directive 91/414/EEC and establish a list of active substances to be assessed with a view to their possible inclusion in Annex I to Directive 91/414/EEC. That list includes the substances enumerated in the Annex to this Decision.

(3)

Within two months from receipt of the draft assessment report the notifiers concerned voluntarily withdrew, in accordance with Article 11e of Regulation (EC) No 1490/2002, their support for the inclusion of those substances.

(4)

The Commission has examined the draft assessment reports, the recommendations from the rapporteur Member States and the comments from other Member States and has come to the conclusion that Articles 11b and 11f do not apply. Consequently, Article 11e applies.

(5)

The substances listed in the Annex to this Decision should therefore not be included in Annex I to Directive 91/414/EEC.

(6)

As the non-inclusion of these substances is not based on the presence of clear indications of harmful effects as laid down in Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1490/2002, Member States should have the possibility to maintain authorisations until 31 December 2010, in accordance with Article 12(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1490/2002.

(7)

Any period of grace granted by a Member State for the disposal, storage, placing on the market and use of existing stocks of plant protection products containing the listed substances should be limited to 12 months in order to allow existing stocks to be used in one further growing season.

(8)

This Decision does not prejudice the submission of a new application under Article 6(2) of Directive 91/414/EEC and Commission Regulation (EC) No 33/2008 of 17 January 2008 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Directive 91/414/EEC as regards a regular and an accelerated procedure for the assessment of active substances which were part of the programme of work referred to in Article 8(2) of that Directive but have not been included into its Annex I (4) in accordance with the accelerated procedure provided for in Articles 13 to 22 of that Regulation.

(9)

That procedure allows notifiers whose substance has not been included based on their withdrawal, to make a new application submitting only the additional data necessary to address the specific issues that led to the adoption of the non-inclusion Decision. The notifier has received the draft assessment report which identifies those data.

(10)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The substances listed in the Annex to this Decision shall not be included as active substances in Annex I to Directive 91/414/EEC.

Article 2

Member States shall withdraw authorisations for plant protection products containing one or several of the substances listed in the Annex by 31 December 2010 at the latest.

Article 3

Any period of grace granted by Member States in accordance with the provisions of Article 4(6) of Directive 91/414/EEC shall expire on 31 December 2011 at the latest.

Article 4

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 5 December 2008.

For the Commission

Androulla VASSILIOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 230, 19.8.1991, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 55, 29.2.2000, p. 25.

(3)  OJ L 224, 21.8.2002, p. 23.

(4)  OJ L 15, 18.1.2008, p. 5.


ANNEX

List of active substances referred to in Article 1

Active substance

Draft assessment report communicated to the notifier on

Acetochlor

14 December 2005

Acrinathrin

8 October 2007

Asulam

28 July 2006

Bitertanol

23 March 2006

Bupirimate

7 August 2007

Carbetamide

31 August 2006

Carboxin

28 July 2006

Chloropicrin

19 April 2006

Clethodim

19 April 2006

Cycloxydim

28 February 2007

Cyproconazole

15 September 2006

Dazomet

8 October 2007

Diclofop-methyl

10 September 2007

Diethofencarb

24 October 2007

Dithianon

5 February 2007

Dodine

29 March 2007

Ethalfluralin

4 October 2007

Etridiazole

7 August 2007

Fenazaquin

23 June 2006

Fenbuconazole

12 May 2006

Fenbutatin oxide

20 April 2007

Fenoxycarb

4 October 2007

Fluazifop-P

10 September 2007

Flufenoxuron

8 November 2007

Fluometuron

31 August 2007

Fluquinconazole

22 December 2005

Flurochloridone

27 October 2006

Flutriafol

9 November 2006

Guazatine

8 November 2007

Hexythiazox

18 May 2006

Hymexazol

8 October 2007

Isoxaben

9 November 2006

Metaldehyde

1 September 2006

Metosulam

8 October 2007

Myclobutanil

29 March 2006

Oryzalin

4 October 2007

Oxyfluorfen

4 October 2007

Paclobutrazol

7 December 2006

Pencycuron

1 June 2006

Prochloraz

18 June 2007

Propargite

8 October 2007

Pyridaben

7 August 2007

Quinmerac

6 July 2007

Sintofen

8 November 2007

Tau-fluvalinate

18 June 2007

Tebufenozide

9 June 2006

Tefluthrin

4 May 2007

Terbuthylazine

8 October 2007

Thiobencarb

21 July 2006


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