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Short report of the meeting held on 19 October 2000 (5/00)

President : G. Del Bino
All Member States were present.

1. Examination and possible vote on a Draft Commission Decision recognising the completeness of the dossier submitted for detailed examination with a view to the possible inclusion of beflubutamid in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC (Sanco/2256/2000 rev 0).

Vote : favourable opinion by qualified majority

2. Examination and possible vote on a Draft Commission Decision making it possible to extend provisional authorisations granted for the new active substances FOE 5043 (flufenacet - earlier name fluthiamide) and flumioxazine (Sanco/2461/2000 rev 1.0)

Vote : favourable opinion with qualified majority

3. Examination and possible vote on a Draft Commission Decision recognising the completeness of the dossier submitted for detailed examination with a view to the possible inclusion of Bacillus subtilis in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC (SANCO/1947/2000 rev 4.0).

Vote : favourable opinion by unanimity.

4. Examination and possible vote on a Draft Commission Directive concerning the consolidation of Annex I and the inclusion of lambda-cyhalothrin in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC
(Directive Sanco/2481/2000 rev.9; Review Report 7572/VI/97-rev.6).

The following declarations were made:

Spain: "The Spanish delegation does not agree to the methodology used to set the acute Reference Dose. The acute Reference Dose should be set on the basis of acute studies and not on short term studies, as it was done in this case. If taking into account studies of 6 weeks, 3 months or 2 years to establish the acute Reference Dose for the consumer risk assessment, it is necessary also to take into account average diet intakes of 6 weeks, 3 months or 2 years in order to be coherent, and not only the diet of one day."

This declaration was supported by Greece.

Commission: At the adoption of the Uniform Principles by Council in 1997, the Council and Commission agreed to the following declaration:

"The Council and the Commission note that application of this Directive is without prejudice to the legislation if force concerning the protection of workers. The Council and the Commission state that this principle will be unequivocally clarified in Directive

91/414/EEC on the occasion of the first amendment of that Directive. The Commission intends to submit a proposal for such amendment within one year from the date of notification of this Directive."

The Commission can for its part confirm its agreement with this declaration (subject to adequate adaptation of the deadline in the declaration).

Vote : unanimous favourable opinion.

5. Examination and possible vote on a Draft Commission Directive Amending Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market to include KBR 2738 (fenhexamid)) as an active substance (SANCO/1835/2000 rev 4; Review Report 6497/VI/99-rev. 2).

The following declarations were made:

The Netherlands: "The Dutch delegation is of the opinion that for national authorisations of fenhexamid it might be appropriate to use a long-term AOEL instead of the present short-term AOEL in the endpoint list of the review report."

Commission: Same declaration as under Point 4.

Vote : unanimous favourable opinion.

6. Examination and possible vote on a Draft Commission Decision concerning the non-inclusion of zineb in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC and the withdrawal of authorisations for plant protection products containing this active substance (SANCO/2613/2000; Review Report SANC0/2225/2000-rev. 2).

Vote : unanimous favourable opinion.

7. Annex III dossier guidance document (Sanco/491/00 rev.3).

DE declares that it will not take note of the Guidance document and declares that national authorisations are under the responsibility of the Member States. DE sees no need for Guidance.

The Committee took note of the Guidance document.

8. Other business

France voices its concern that too much time is needed for consideration of active substances in the Scientific Committee on Plants. The Commission responds that this issue has been scheduled for detailed discussion in the next meeting of the Working Group Legislation on December 5-6, 2000.

The measures on which the Committee has given its opinion are subject to the appropriate procedures for formal adoption by the Commission.

List of participants

Comité Comité phytosanitaire - legislation Date : 19 October 2000

Etat Membre

Ministère ou Organisme

Nombre de personnes

BE

Ministry of Agriculture

1

DK

Ministry of Environment and Energy

2

DE

Biologische Bundesanstalt für Land und Forstwirtschaft

2

EL

Ministry of Agriculture

2

ES

Ministerio Agricultura

1

FR

Ministry of Agriculture

1

IRL

Pesticide Control Service

1

IT

Ministero della Sanita

1

L

Ministere de l'agriculture - ASTA

1

NL

Ministerie LNV

1

Ministerie van VROM

1

A

Bundesminsterium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft

1

BFL

1

PT

Ministry of Agriculture

1

FIN

Finnish Environment Institute

1

Plant Production Inspection Centre

1

SV

National Chemicals Inspection

2

UK

Pesticides Safety Directorate

2

COM

1

N

Norwegian Agricultural Inspection Service

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