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Plant Protection Products (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Plant Protection Products (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 and shall come into operation on 7th April 2003.

(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 of the Plant Protection Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995

2.—(1) The Plant Protection Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(2) shall be amended in accordance with this regulation.

(2) In regulation 2(1) the following definition shall be substituted for the definition of “the Directive” –

“the Directive” means Council Directive 91/414/EEC concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market(3), as amended by the instruments listed in Schedule AA1;.

(3) After paragraph (5) of regulation 7 the following paragraph shall be inserted –

(5A) The Department may additionally allow a provisional approval to continue in effect for a product following the inclusion of an active substance contained in that product in Annex I by a Directive specified in column 1 of Schedule A1 –

(a)in the case of a product that contains only one active substance, until either the date when a standard approval is granted for that product, or the date specified in column 3 of Schedule A1 in relation to that active substance, whichever is the earlier; or

(b)in the case of a product that contains more than one active substance, until either the date when a standard approval is granted for that product, or the date specified in column 3 of Schedule A1 in relation to the later of the active substances in that product to be placed in Annex I, whichever is the earlier..

(4) Regulation 27(3) shall be deleted.

(5) Before Schedule 1 there shall be added the Schedules set out in the Schedule to these Regulations.

(6) For paragraph 2(b) of Schedule 1 there shall be substituted –

(b)Council Directive 1999/45/EC concerning the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations(4)..

(7) For paragraph 1(c) of Schedule 2 (labelling requirements) there shall be substituted –

(c)the name and the amount of each active substance; the name must be –

(i)the same as that listed in Annex I to the Council Directive 67/548/EEC(5), if any;

(ii)the common name given by the International Organisation for Standardisation(6), if any; or

(iii)its chemical designation according to the rules of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry contained in the Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry, 1979 Recommendations(7) and 1993 Recommendations(8)..

(8) For paragraph 1(f) of Schedule 2 there shall be substituted –

(f)the particulars required for the product in Articles 10 to 12 of Council Directive 1999/45/EC concerning the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations and information on first aid;.

Revocation

4.  The Plant Protection Products (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002(9) are hereby revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on 17th February 2003.

L.S.

D. Small

A senior officer of the

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

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