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Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002 and shall come into operation on 1st September 2002.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Amendment to the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

2.—(1) The Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002 shall be amended in accordance with this regulation.

(2) In regulation 2(1), for the definition of the Residues Directives there shall be substituted the following definition:

“the Residues Directives” means Council Directive 86/362/EEC(2), Council Directive 86/363/EEC(3) and Council Directive 90/642/EEC(4), in each case amended as at the date of the making of the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002..

(3) In Schedule 1 there shall be inserted at the appropriate places in Columns 1 and 2 the following:

Column 1Column 2
PesticideResidues
Flupyrsulfuron-methylflupyrsulfuron-methyl
Pymetrozinepymetrozine

(4) On 1st January 2003, the column for the pesticide Tecnazene shall be deleted from Part I of Schedule 2.

(5) In Part II of Schedule 2 maximum residue levels shall be substituted as follows –

(a)for mg/kg of Acephate on peaches delete “ 0.02*” and insert “0.2”;

(b)for mg/kg of Chlorothalonil on celeriac delete “0.5” and insert “1”;

(c)for mg/kg of Cypermethrin on asparagus delete “0.05*” and insert “0.1 ”;

(d)for mg/kg of Ethephon on pineapples delete “0.5” and insert “2”;

(e)for mg/kg of Fenbutatin oxide on peppers delete “0.05*” and insert “1”;

(f)for mg/kg of Kresoxim-methyl on strawberries delete “0.05*” and insert “0.2”; and

(g)for mg/kg of Metalaxyl on spring onions delete “0.05*” and insert “0.2”, and on scarole (broad-leaf endive), chervil, chives, parsley, celery leaves and other herbs delete “0.05*” and insert “1”.

(6) In Part II of Schedule 2 –

(a)there shall be inserted, in the appropriate place to preserve the alphabetical ordering from left to right, columns of maximum permitted levels for residues of the pesticides Flupyrsulfuron-methyl and Pymetrozine as specified in the Schedule to these Regulations; and

(b)for the columns relating to the pesticides Amitraz, Azoxystrobin and Lambda-cyhalothrin, there shall be substituted the columns of maximum permitted levels for residues of these pesticides as specified in the Schedule to these Regulations.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on 23rd July 2002.

L.S.

Liam McKibben

A senior officer of the

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

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