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Pesticide statistics production

Pesticide statistics production

 

SUMMARY OF:

Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 — statistics on pesticides

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THIS REGULATION?

  • It sets up rules and procedures for the collection and dissemination of statistics on the sales and use of pesticides.
  • These statistics, together with other relevant data, will allow the EU countries to draw up the national action plans with quantitative objectives, targets, measures and timetables, envisaged in Directive 2009/128/EC and aimed at reducing the risks and impacts of pesticide use on human health and the environment.
  • They are also necessary for assessing EU policies on sustainable development and for calculating relevant indicators on the risks for health and the environment related to pesticide use.

KEY POINTS

Scope

The statistics apply to:

  • the annual amounts of pesticides placed for sale on the market in accordance with the regulation’s Annex I;
  • the annual amounts of pesticides used in accordance with the regulation’s Annex II.

Data collection, transmission and processing

EU countries must collect the data necessary for the specification of the characteristics listed in Annex I on an annual basis and for those listed in Annex II in 5-year periods by means of:

  • surveys;
  • information concerning the placing on the market and use of pesticides taking into account, in particular, the obligations laid down in Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009;
  • administrative sources; or
  • a combination of these means, including statistical estimation procedures on the basis of expert judgments or models.

They must then transmit the results to the European Commission (Eurostat) in line with the schedules and the frequency laid down in the regulation’s annexes. They must present the data in accordance with the classification in Annex III and the technical format set out in Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1264/2014.

Any confidential data must be used by national authorities and by the Commission (Eurostat) exclusively for statistical purposes, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on the development, production and dissemination of European statistics.

Quality assessment

EU countries submit reports to the Commission (Eurostat) on the quality of the data submitted. The Commission (Eurostat) also assesses the quality of the data.

Implementing measures and committee

The regulation grants the Commission power to adopt further legislation for implementation purposes. The Commission regularly adapts the list of active substances to be covered and their classification in categories of products and chemical classes, as set out on the regulation’s Annex III. The Commission is assisted and advised by the European Statistical System Committee, which comprises national experts.

Report

Every 5 years, the Commission with report to the European Parliament and the Council on the regulation’s implementation. Besides evaluating the quality of the data transmitted, the report will review the data collection methods, the burden on businesses, agricultural holdings and national administrations, as well as the usefulness of the statistics in meeting the regulation’s objectives. The Commission published its first report in 2017.

FROM WHEN DOES THE REGULATION APPLY?

It has applied since 30 December 2009.

BACKGROUND

For more information, see:

MAIN DOCUMENT

Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 concerning statistics on pesticides (OJ L 324, 10.12.2009, pp. 1-22)

Successive amendments to Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 have been incorporated into the original document. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1264/2014 of 26 November 2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 408/2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning statistics on pesticides, as regards transmission format (OJ L 341, 27.11.2014, pp. 6–8)

Commission Regulation (EU) No 656/2011 of 7 July 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning statistics on pesticides, as regards definitions and list of active substances (OJ L 180, 8.7.2011, pp. 3-38)

Commission Regulation (EU) No 408/2011 of 27 April 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning statistics on pesticides, as regards transmission format (OJ L 108, 28.4.2011, pp. 21-22)

See consolidated version.

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 concerning statistics on pesticides (COM(2017) 109 final, 3.3.2017)

Directive 2009/128/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 establishing a framework for Community action to achieve the sustainable use of pesticides (OJ L 309, 24.11.2009, pp. 71-86)

See consolidated version.

Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market and repealing Council Directives 79/117/EEC and 91/414/EEC (OJ L 309, 24.11.2009, pp. 1-50)

See consolidated version.

Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 on European statistics and repealing Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1101/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the transmission of data subject to statistical confidentiality to the Statistical Office of the European Communities, Council Regulation (EC) No 322/97 on Community Statistics, and Council Decision 89/382/EEC, Euratom establishing a Committee on the Statistical Programmes of the European Communities (OJ L 87, 31.3.2009, pp. 164–173)

See consolidated version.

last update 27.11.2017

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