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Commission Directive 2006/131/EC of 11 December 2006 amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC to include methamidophos as an active substance (Text with EEA relevance)

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The following entries shall be added at the end of the table in Annex I to Directive 91/414/EEC:


Further details on identity and specification of active substance are provided in the review report.

NoCommon name, identification numbersIUPAC namePurityaEntry into forceExpiration of inclusionSpecific provisions


CAS No 10265-92-6

CIPAC No 355

O,S-dimethyl phosphoramidothioate≥ 680 g/kg1 January 200730 June 2008


Only use as insecticide on potato may be authorised.

The following conditions of use must be respected:

  • At rates not exceeding 0,5 kg active substance per hectare per application,

  • Maximum 3 applications per season.

The following uses must not be authorised:

  • air application,

  • knapsack and all hand-held applications, neither by amateur nor by professional users,

  • home gardening.

Member States shall ensure that all appropriate risk mitigation measures are applied. Particular attention must be paid to the protection of:

  • birds and mammals. Conditions of authorisation shall include risk mitigation measures, such as a judicious timing of the application and the selection of those formulations which, as a result of their physical presentation or the presence of agents that ensure an adequate avoidance, minimise the exposure of the concerned species,

  • aquatic organisms and non-target arthropods. An appropriate distance must be kept between treated areas and surface water bodies as well as margins of the crop. This distance may depend on the application or not of drift reducing techniques,

  • operators, who must wear suitable protective clothing, in particular gloves, coveralls, rubber boots and respiratory protective devices during mixing-loading and gloves, coveralls, rubber boots and face protection or safety glasses during application and cleaning of equipment. The above measures must be applied, unless the exposure to the substance is adequately precluded by the design and construction of the equipment itself or by the mounting of specific protective components on such equipment.


For the implementation of the uniform principles of Annex VI, the conclusions of the review report on methamidophos, and in particular Appendices I and II thereof, shall be taken into account.

Member States must ensure that the authorisation holders report at the latest on 31 December of each year on any reported effect on operator health. Member States may require that elements, such as sales data and a survey of use patterns, are provided so that a realistic picture of the use conditions and the possible toxicological impact of methamidophos can be obtained.

Member States shall request the submission of further studies to confirm the risk assessment for birds and mammals. They shall ensure that the notifiers at whose request methamidophos has been included in this Annex provide such studies to the Commission within 1 year from the entry into force of this Directive.’

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