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Document 32011R1127

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1127/2011 of 7 November 2011 concerning the non-approval of the active substance 2-naphthyloxyacetic acid, 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 Text with EEA relevance

OJ L 289, 8.11.2011, p. 26–27 (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 049 P. 219 - 220

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2011/1127/oj

8.11.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 289/26


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1127/2011

of 7 November 2011

concerning the non-approval of the active substance 2-naphthyloxyacetic acid, 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

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to 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 (1), and in particular Article 13(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

In accordance with Article 80(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009, Council Directive 91/414/EEC (2) is to apply, with respect to the procedure and the conditions for approval, to active substances for which completeness has been established in accordance with Article 16 of 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 (3). 2-naphthyloxyacetic acid is an active substance for which completeness has been established in accordance with that Regulation.

(2)

Commission Regulations (EC) No 1112/2002 (4) and (EC) No 2229/2004 (5) lay down detailed rules for the implementation of the fourth 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 included 2-naphthyloxyacetic acid.

(3)

In accordance with Article 24f of Regulation (EC) No 2229/2004 and Article 25(1)(a) and (2)(b) of that Regulation, Commission Decision 2009/65/EC of 26 January 2009 concerning the non-inclusion of 2-Naphthyloxyacetic acid in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC and the withdrawal of authorisations for plant protection products containing that substance (6) was adopted.

(4)

Pursuant to Article 6(2) of Directive 91/414/EEC the original notifier (hereinafter ‘the applicant’) submitted a new application requesting the accelerated procedure to be applied, as provided for in Articles 14 to 19 of Regulation (EC) No 33/2008.

(5)

The application was submitted to Italy, replacing France which had originally been designated rapporteur Member State by Regulation (EC) No 2229/2004. The time period for the accelerated procedure was respected. The specification of the active substance and the supported uses are the same as were the subject of Decision 2009/65/EC. That application also complies with the remaining substantive and procedural requirements of Article 15 of Regulation (EC) No 33/2008.

(6)

Italy evaluated the additional data submitted by the applicant and prepared an additional report. It communicated that report to the European Food Safety Authority (hereinafter ‘the Authority’) and to the Commission on 21 May 2010. The Authority communicated the additional report to the other Member States and the applicant for comments and forwarded the comments it had received to the Commission. In accordance with Article 20(1) of Regulation (EC) No 33/2008 and at the request of the Commission, the Authority presented its conclusion on the risk assessment of 2-naphthyloxyacetic acid to the Commission on 28 April 2011 (7). The draft assessment report, the additional report and the conclusion of the Authority were reviewed by the Member States and the Commission within the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health and finalised on 27 September 2011 in the format of the Commission review report for 2-naphthyloxyacetic acid.

(7)

Based on the new data submitted by the applicant and included in the additional report an acceptable daily intake could be set. However, during the evaluation of this active substance, a number of other concerns have been identified. In particular, it was not possible to perform a consumer exposure assessment, as necessary information was missing as regards livestock exposure, plant metabolism, residue trials, processing studies and plant residue definition. Furthermore, data were also missing to conclude on the risk to bees, earthworms and soil macro-organisms.

(8)

The Commission invited the applicant to submit its comments on the conclusion of the Authority. Furthermore, in accordance with Article 21(1) of Regulation (EC) No 33/2008, the Commission invited the applicant to submit comments on the draft review report. The applicant submitted its comments, which have been carefully examined.

(9)

However, despite the arguments put forward by the applicant, the concerns referred to in recital 7 could not be eliminated. Consequently, it has not been demonstrated that it may be expected that, under the proposed conditions of use, plant protection products containing 2-naphthyloxyacetic acid satisfy in general the requirements laid down in Article 5(1)(a) and (b) of Directive 91/414/EEC.

(10)

2-naphthyloxyacetic acid should therefore not be approved pursuant to Article 13(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009.

(11)

In the interest of clarity, Decision 2009/65/EC should be repealed.

(12)

This Regulation does not prejudice the submission of a further application for 2-naphthyloxyacetic acid pursuant to Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009.

(13)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Non-approval of active substance

The active substance 2-naphthyloxyacetic acid is not approved.

Article 2

Repeal

Decision 2009/65/EC is repealed.

Article 3

Entry into force

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 7 November 2011.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 309, 24.11.2009, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 230, 19.8.1991, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 15, 18.1.2008, p. 5.

(4)  OJ L 168, 27.6.2002, p. 14.

(5)  OJ L 379, 24.12.2004, p. 13.

(6)  OJ L 23, 27.1.2009, p. 33.

(7)  European Food Safety Authority; Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance 2-naphthyloxyacetic acid. EFSA Journal 2011; 9(5):2152 [52 pp.]. doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2011.2152. Available online: www.efsa.europa.eu/efsajournal.htm


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