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Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1515 of 10 October 2018 amending Annexes III and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for diphenylamine and oxadixyl in or on certain products (Text with EEA relevance.)

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OJ L 256, 12.10.2018, p. 33–44 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 256/33


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2018/1515

of 10 October 2018

amending Annexes III and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for diphenylamine and oxadixyl in or on certain products

(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 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 February 2005 on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin and amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC (1), and in particular Article 14(1)(a), Article 18(1)(b) and Article 49(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

For diphenylamine and oxadixyl, maximum residue levels (MRLs) were set in Part A of Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

(2)

The active substance diphenylamine was not approved by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 578/2012 (2). The active substance oxadixyl was not included in Annex I to Directive 91/414/EEC by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2076/2002 (3). All existing authorisations for plant protection products containing these active substances have been revoked. It is therefore appropriate to delete the existing MRLs set out for these substances in Annex III in accordance with Article 17 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 in conjunction with Article 14(1)(a) thereof.

(3)

For diphenylamine temporary MRLs were set by Regulation (EU) No 772/2013 (4) for apples and pears until 2 September 2015, to address an unavoidable cross-contamination that affected untreated apples and pears and which was due to the presence of residues of diphenylamine in storage facilities. Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/67 (5) extended the validity of those MRLs until 22 January 2018 to provide the necessary time for business operators to completely remove the residues of diphenylamine in storage facilities. The European Food Safety Authority (‘the Authority’) and food business operators submitted recent monitoring data showing that residues of diphenylamine no longer occur at levels above the relevant limit of determination (LOD).

(4)

For oxadixyl temporary MRLs were set by Regulation (EU) No 592/2012 (6) for parsley, celeries and the group of lettuces and salad plants until 31 December 2014, to address an unavoidable cross-contamination that affected untreated crops and which was due to the presence of residues of oxadixyl in soil. Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/46 (7) extended the validity of those MRLs until 19 January 2018 in view of the persistence of that active substance in soil. The Authority and food business operators submitted recent monitoring data showing that residues of oxadixyl no longer occur at levels above the relevant LOD.

(5)

In view of the non-approval of the active substance diphenylamine and the non-inclusion of the active substance oxadixyl in Annex I to Directive 91/414/EEC, the MRLs for these substances should be set at the LOD in accordance with Article 18 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005. For the active substances for which all MRLs should be reduced to the relevant LOD, default values should be listed in Annex V in accordance with Article 18(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

(6)

Through the World Trade Organisation, the trading partners of the Union were consulted on the new MRLs and their comments have been taken into account.

(7)

Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(8)

In order to allow for the normal marketing, processing and consumption of products, this Regulation should provide for a transitional arrangement for products which have been produced before the modification of the MRLs and for which information shows that a high level of consumer protection is maintained.

(9)

A reasonable period should be allowed to elapse before the modified MRLs become applicable in order to permit Member States, third countries and food business operators to prepare themselves to meet the new requirements which will result from the modification of the MRLs.

(10)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annexes III and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 are amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 as it stood before being amended by this Regulation shall continue to apply to products which were produced in the Union or imported into the Union before 1 May 2019.

Article 3

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

It shall apply from 1 May 2019.

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

Done at Brussels, 10 October 2018.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 70, 16.3.2005, p. 1.

(2)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 578/2012 of 29 June 2012 concerning the non approval of the active substance diphenylamine, 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 (OJ L 171, 30.6.2012, p. 2).

(3)  Commission Regulation (EC) No 2076/2002 of 20 November 2002 extending the time period referred to in Article 8(2) of Council Directive 91/414/EEC and concerning the non-inclusion of certain active substances in Annex I to that Directive and the withdrawal of authorisations for plant protection products containing these substances (OJ L 319, 23.11.2002, p. 3).

(4)  Commission Regulation (EU) No 772/2013 of 8 August 2013 amending Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for diphenylamine in or on certain products (OJ L 217, 13.8.2013, p. 1).

(5)  Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/67 of 19 January 2016 amending Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for ametoctradin, chlorothalonil, diphenylamine, flonicamid, fluazinam, fluoxastrobin, halauxifen-methyl, propamocarb, prothioconazole, thiacloprid and trifloxystrobin in or on certain products (OJ L 15, 22.1.2016, p. 2).

(6)  Commission Regulation (EU) No 592/2012 of 4 July 2012 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for bifenazate, captan, cyprodinil, fluopicolide, hexythiazox, isoprothiolane, metaldehyde, oxadixyl and phosmet in or on certain products (OJ L 176, 6.7.2012, p. 1).

(7)  Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/46 of 18 January 2016 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for oxadixyl and spinetoram in or on certain products (OJ L 12, 19.1.2016, p. 28).


ANNEX

Annexes III and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 are amended as follows:

(1)

in Part A of Annex III, the columns for diphenylamine and oxadixyl are deleted;

(2)

in Annex V, the columns for diphenylamine and oxadixyl are added:

Pesticide residues and maximum residue levels (mg/kg)

Code number

Groups and examples of individual products to which the MRLs apply (1)

Diphenylamine

Oxadixyl

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

0100000

FRUITS, FRESH or FROZEN; TREE NUTS

0,05  (*1)

0,01 (*1)

0110000

Citrus fruits

 

 

0110010

Grapefruits

 

 

0110020

Oranges

 

 

0110030

Lemons

 

 

0110040

Limes

 

 

0110050

Mandarins

 

 

0110990

Others (2)

 

 

0120000

Tree nuts

 

 

0120010

Almonds

 

 

0120020

Brazil nuts

 

 

0120030

Cashew nuts

 

 

0120040

Chestnuts

 

 

0120050

Coconuts

 

 

0120060

Hazelnuts/cobnuts

 

 

0120070

Macadamias

 

 

0120080

Pecans

 

 

0120090

Pine nut kernels

 

 

0120100

Pistachios

 

 

0120110

Walnuts

 

 

0120990

Others (2)

 

 

0130000

Pome fruits

 

 

0130010

Apples

 

 

0130020

Pears

 

 

0130030

Quinces

 

 

0130040

Medlars

 

 

0130050

Loquats/Japanese medlars

 

 

0130990

Others (2)

 

 

0140000

Stone fruits

 

 

0140010

Apricots

 

 

0140020

Cherries (sweet)

 

 

0140030

Peaches

 

 

0140040

Plums

 

 

0140990

Others (2)

 

 

0150000

Berries and small fruits

 

 

0151000

(a)

grapes

 

 

0151010

Table grapes

 

 

0151020

Wine grapes

 

 

0152000

(b)

strawberries

 

 

0153000

(c)

cane fruits

 

 

0153010

Blackberries

 

 

0153020

Dewberries

 

 

0153030

Raspberries (red and yellow)

 

 

0153990

Others (2)

 

 

0154000

(d)

other small fruits and berries

 

 

0154010

Blueberries

 

 

0154020

Cranberries

 

 

0154030

Currants (black, red and white)

 

 

0154040

Gooseberries (green, red and yellow)

 

 

0154050

Rose hips

 

 

0154060

Mulberries (black and white)

 

 

0154070

Azaroles/Mediterranean medlars

 

 

0154080

Elderberries

 

 

0154990

Others (2)

 

 

0160000

Miscellaneous fruits with

 

 

0161000

(a)

edible peel

 

 

0161010

Dates

 

 

0161020

Figs

 

 

0161030

Table olives

 

 

0161040

Kumquats

 

 

0161050

Carambolas

 

 

0161060

Kaki/Japanese persimmons

 

 

0161070

Jambuls/jambolans

 

 

0161990

Others (2)

 

 

0162000

(b)

inedible peel, small

 

 

0162010

Kiwi fruits (green, red, yellow)

 

 

0162020

Litchis/lychees

 

 

0162030

Passionfruits/maracujas

 

 

0162040

Prickly pears/cactus fruits

 

 

0162050

Star apples/cainitos

 

 

0162060

American persimmons/Virginia kaki

 

 

0162990

Others (2)

 

 

0163000

(c)

inedible peel, large

 

 

0163010

Avocados

 

 

0163020

Bananas

 

 

0163030

Mangoes

 

 

0163040

Papayas

 

 

0163050

Granate apples/pomegranates

 

 

0163060

Cherimoyas

 

 

0163070

Guavas

 

 

0163080

Pineapples

 

 

0163090

Breadfruits

 

 

0163100

Durians

 

 

0163110

Soursops/guanabanas

 

 

0163990

Others (2)

 

 

0200000

VEGETABLES, FRESH or FROZEN

0,05 (*1)

0,01  (*1)

0210000

Root and tuber vegetables

 

 

0211000

(a)

potatoes

 

 

0212000

(b)

tropical root and tuber vegetables

 

 

0212010

Cassava roots/manioc

 

 

0212020

Sweet potatoes

 

 

0212030

Yams

 

 

0212040

Arrowroots

 

 

0212990

Others (2)

 

 

0213000

(c)

other root and tuber vegetables except sugar beets

 

 

0213010

Beetroots

 

 

0213020

Carrots

 

 

0213030

Celeriacs/turnip rooted celeries

 

 

0213040

Horseradishes

 

 

0213050

Jerusalem artichokes

 

 

0213060

Parsnips

 

 

0213070

Parsley roots/Hamburg roots parsley

 

 

0213080

Radishes

 

 

0213090

Salsifies

 

 

0213100

Swedes/rutabagas

 

 

0213110

Turnips

 

 

0213990

Others (2)

 

 

0220000

Bulb vegetables

 

 

0220010

Garlic

 

 

0220020

Onions

 

 

0220030

Shallots

 

 

0220040

Spring onions/green onions and Welsh onions

 

 

0220990

Others (2)

 

 

0230000

Fruiting vegetables

 

 

0231000

(a)

Solanaceae and Malvaceae

 

 

0231010

Tomatoes

 

 

0231020

Sweet peppers/bell peppers

 

 

0231030

Aubergines/eggplants

 

 

0231040

Okra/lady's fingers

 

 

0231990

Others (2)

 

 

0232000

(b)

cucurbits with edible peel

 

 

0232010

Cucumbers

 

 

0232020

Gherkins

 

 

0232030

Courgettes

 

 

0232990

Others (2)

 

 

0233000

(c)

cucurbits with inedible peel

 

 

0233010

Melons

 

 

0233020

Pumpkins

 

 

0233030

Watermelons

 

 

0233990

Others (2)

 

 

0234000

(d)

sweet corn

 

 

0239000

(e)

other fruiting vegetables

 

 

0240000

Brassica vegetables (excluding brassica roots and brassica baby leaf crops)

 

 

0241000

(a)

flowering brassica

 

 

0241010

Broccoli

 

 

0241020

Cauliflowers

 

 

0241990

Others (2)

 

 

0242000

(b)

head brassica

 

 

0242010

Brussels sprouts

 

 

0242020

Head cabbages

 

 

0242990

Others (2)

 

 

0243000

(c)

leafy brassica

 

 

0243010

Chinese cabbages/pe-tsai

 

 

0243020

Kales

 

 

0243990

Others (2)

 

 

0244000

(d)

kohlrabies

 

 

0250000

Leaf vegetables, herbs and edible flowers

 

 

0251000

(a)

lettuces and salad plants

 

 

0251010

Lamb's lettuces/corn salads

 

 

0251020

Lettuces

 

 

0251030

Escaroles/broad-leaved endives

 

 

0251040

Cresses and other sprouts and shoots

 

 

0251050

Land cresses

 

 

0251060

Roman rocket/rucola

 

 

0251070

Red mustards

 

 

0251080

Baby leaf crops (including brassica species)

 

 

0251990

Others (2)

 

 

0252000

(b)

spinaches and similar leaves

 

 

0252010

Spinaches

 

 

0252020

Purslanes

 

 

0252030

Chards/beet leaves

 

 

0252990

Others (2)

 

 

0253000

(c)

grape leaves and similar species

 

 

0254000

(d)

watercresses

 

 

0255000

(e)

witloofs/Belgian endives

 

 

0256000

(f)

herbs and edible flowers

 

 

0256010

Chervil

 

 

0256020

Chives

 

 

0256030

Celery leaves

 

 

0256040

Parsley

 

 

0256050

Sage

 

 

0256060

Rosemary

 

 

0256070

Thyme

 

 

0256080

Basil and edible flowers

 

 

0256090

Laurel/bay leaves

 

 

0256100

Tarragon

 

 

0256990

Others (2)

 

 

0260000

Legume vegetables

 

 

0260010

Beans (with pods)

 

 

0260020

Beans (without pods)

 

 

0260030

Peas (with pods)

 

 

0260040

Peas (without pods)

 

 

0260050

Lentils

 

 

0260990

Others (2)

 

 

0270000

Stem vegetables

 

 

0270010

Asparagus

 

 

0270020

Cardoons

 

 

0270030

Celeries

 

 

0270040

Florence fennels

 

 

0270050

Globe artichokes

 

 

0270060

Leeks

 

 

0270070

Rhubarbs

 

 

0270080

Bamboo shoots

 

 

0270090

Palm hearts

 

 

0270990

Others (2)

 

 

0280000

Fungi, mosses and lichens

 

 

0280010

Cultivated fungi

 

 

0280020

Wild fungi

 

 

0280990

Mosses and lichens

 

 

0290000

Algae and prokaryotes organisms

 

 

0300000

PULSES

0,05 (*1)

0,01 (*1)

0300010

Beans

 

 

0300020

Lentils

 

 

0300030

Peas

 

 

0300040

Lupins/lupini beans

 

 

0300990

Others (2)

 

 

0400000

OILSEEDS AND OIL FRUITS

0,05 (*1)

0,02 (*1)

0401000

Oilseeds

 

 

0401010

Linseeds

 

 

0401020

Peanuts/groundnuts

 

 

0401030

Poppy seeds

 

 

0401040

Sesame seeds

 

 

0401050

Sunflower seeds

 

 

0401060

Rapeseeds/canola seeds

 

 

0401070

Soyabeans

 

 

0401080

Mustard seeds

 

 

0401090

Cotton seeds

 

 

0401100

Pumpkin seeds

 

 

0401110

Safflower seeds

 

 

0401120

Borage seeds

 

 

0401130

Gold of pleasure seeds

 

 

0401140

Hemp seeds

 

 

0401150

Castor beans

 

 

0401990

Others (2)

 

 

0402000

Oil fruits

 

 

0402010

Olives for oil production

 

 

0402020

Oil palms kernels

 

 

0402030

Oil palms fruits

 

 

0402040

Kapok

 

 

0402990

Others (2)

 

 

0500000

CEREALS

0,05 (*1)

0,01 (*1)

0500010

Barley

 

 

0500020

Buckwheat and other pseudocereals

 

 

0500030

Maize/corn

 

 

0500040

Common millet/proso millet

 

 

0500050

Oat

 

 

0500060

Rice

 

 

0500070

Rye

 

 

0500080

Sorghum

 

 

0500090

Wheat

 

 

0500990

Others (2)

 

 

0600000

TEAS, COFFEE, HERBAL INFUSIONS, COCOA AND CAROBS

0,05 (*1)

0,02 (*1)

0610000

Teas

 

 

0620000

Coffee beans

 

 

0630000

Herbal infusions from

 

 

0631000

(a)

flowers

 

 

0631010

Chamomile

 

 

0631020

Hibiscus/roselle

 

 

0631030

Rose

 

 

0631040

Jasmine

 

 

0631050

Lime/linden

 

 

0631990

Others (2)

 

 

0632000

(b)

leaves and herbs

 

 

0632010

Strawberry

 

 

0632020

Rooibos

 

 

0632030

Mate/maté

 

 

0632990

Others (2)

 

 

0633000

(c)

roots

 

 

0633010

Valerian

 

 

0633020

Ginseng

 

 

0633990

Others (2)

 

 

0639000

(d)

any other parts of the plant

 

 

0640000

Cocoa beans

 

 

0650000

Carobs/Saint John's breads

 

 

0700000

HOPS

0,05 (*1)

0,02 (*1)

0800000

SPICES

0,05 (*1)

 

0810000

Seed spices

 

0,02 (*1)

0810010

Anise/aniseed

 

 

0810020

Black caraway/black cumin

 

 

0810030

Celery

 

 

0810040

Coriander

 

 

0810050

Cumin

 

 

0810060

Dill

 

 

0810070

Fennel

 

 

0810080

Fenugreek

 

 

0810090

Nutmeg

 

 

0810990

Others (2)

 

 

0820000

Fruit spices

 

0,02 (*1)

0820010

Allspice/pimento

 

 

0820020

Sichuan pepper

 

 

0820030

Caraway

 

 

0820040

Cardamom

 

 

0820050

Juniper berry

 

 

0820060

Peppercorn (black, green and white)

 

 

0820070

Vanilla

 

 

0820080

Tamarind

 

 

0820990

Others (2)

 

 

0830000

Bark spices

 

0,02 (*1)

0830010

Cinnamon

 

 

0830990

Others (2)

 

 

0840000

Root and rhizome spices

 

 

0840010

Liquorice

 

0,02 (*1)

0840020

Ginger (10)

 

0,02 (*1)

0840030

Turmeric/curcuma

 

0,02 (*1)

0840040

Horseradish (11)

 

 

0840990

Others (2)

 

0,02 (*1)

0850000

Bud spices

 

0,02 (*1)

0850010

Cloves

 

 

0850020

Capers

 

 

0850990

Others (2)

 

 

0860000

Flower pistil spices

 

0,02 (*1)

0860010

Saffron

 

 

0860990

Others (2)

 

 

0870000

Aril spices

 

0,02 (*1)

0870010

Mace

 

 

0870990

Others (2)

 

 

0900000

SUGAR PLANTS

0,05 (*1)

0,01 (*1)

0900010

Sugar beet roots

 

 

0900020

Sugar canes

 

 

0900030

Chicory roots

 

 

0900990

Others (2)

 

 

1000000

PRODUCTS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN -TERRESTRIAL ANIMALS

0,05 (*1)

0,01 (*1)

1010000

Commodities from

 

 

1011000

(a)

swine

 

 

1011010

Muscle

 

 

1011020

Fat

 

 

1011030

Liver

 

 

1011040

Kidney

 

 

1011050

Edible offals (other than liver and kidney)

 

 

1011990

Others (2)

 

 

1012000

(b)

bovine

 

 

1012010

Muscle

 

 

1012020

Fat

 

 

1012030

Liver

 

 

1012040

Kidney

 

 

1012050

Edible offals (other than liver and kidney)

 

 

1012990

Others (2)

 

 

1013000

(c)

sheep

 

 

1013010

Muscle

 

 

1013020

Fat

 

 

1013030

Liver

 

 

1013040

Kidney

 

 

1013050

Edible offals (other than liver and kidney)

 

 

1013990

Others (2)

 

 

1014000

(d)

goat

 

 

1014010

Muscle

 

 

1014020

Fat

 

 

1014030

Liver

 

 

1014040

Kidney

 

 

1014050

Edible offals (other than liver and kidney)

 

 

1014990

Others (2)

 

 

1015000

(e)

equine

 

 

1015010

Muscle

 

 

1015020

Fat

 

 

1015030

Liver

 

 

1015040

Kidney

 

 

1015050

Edible offals (other than liver and kidney)

 

 

1015990

Others (2)

 

 

1016000

(f)

poultry

 

 

1016010

Muscle

 

 

1016020

Fat

 

 

1016030

Liver

 

 

1016040

Kidney

 

 

1016050

Edible offals (other than liver and kidney)

 

 

1016990

Others (2)

 

 

1017000

(g)

other farmed terrestrial animals

 

 

1017010

Muscle

 

 

1017020

Fat

 

 

1017030

Liver

 

 

1017040

Kidney

 

 

1017050

Edible offals (other than liver and kidney)

 

 

1017990

Others (2)

 

 

1020000

Milk

 

 

1020010

Cattle

 

 

1020020

Sheep

 

 

1020030

Goat

 

 

1020040

Horse

 

 

1020990

Others (2)

 

 

1030000

Birds eggs

 

 

1030010

Chicken

 

 

1030020

Duck

 

 

1030030

Geese

 

 

1030040

Quail

 

 

1030990

Others (2)

 

 

1040000

Honey and other apiculture products (7)

 

 

1050000

Amphibians and Reptiles

 

 

1060000

Terrestrial invertebrate animals

 

 

1070000

Wild terrestrial vertebrate animals

 

 

1100000

PRODUCTS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN - FISH, FISHPRODUCTS AND ANY OTHER MARINE AND FRESHWATER FOOD PRODUCTS (8)

 

 

1200000

PRODUCTS OR PART OF PRODUCTS EXCLUSIVELY USED FOR ANIMAL FEED PRODUCTION (8)

 

 

1300000

PROCESSED FOOD PRODUCTS (9)

 

 


(*1)  Limit of analytical determination

(1)  For the complete list of products of plant and animal origin to which MRLs apply, reference should be made to Annex I.’


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