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The Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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2.—(1) In these Regulations–

EEA State” means a State which is a Contracting Party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area signed at Oporto on 2nd May 1992(1) as adjusted by the Protocol signed at Brussels on 17 March 1993(2);

“product” means any crop, food or feeding stuff specified in Schedules 2 or 3;

“putting into circulation” means any handing over, whether or not for a consideration of any product–

(a)

in the case of fruit and vegetables, after they have been harvested, and

(b)

in any other case, at any time; and

“the Residues Directives” means Council Directive 86/362/EEC(3) (as amended by Council Directives 88/298/EEC(4), 90/654/EEC(5), 93/57/EEC(6), 94/29/EC(7), 95/39/EC(8), 96/33/EC(9), 97/41/EC(10) and Commission Directives 97/71/EC(11), 98/82/EC(12), 1999/65/EC(13) and 1999/71/EC(14), together with Council Directive 86/363/EEC(15) (as amended by Council Directives 93/57/EEC, 94/29/EC, 95/39/EC, 96/33/EC, 97/41/EC and Commission Directives 97/71/EC, 98/82/EC and 1999/71/EC) and Council Directive 90/642/EEC(16) (as amended by Council Directives 93/58/EEC(17), 94/30/EC(18), 95/38/EC(19), 95/61/EC(20), 96/32/EC(21), 97/41/EC and Commission Directives 97/71/EC, 98/82/EC, 1999/65/EC and 1999/71/EC).

(2) The words and expressions “dried”, “processed”, “composite food”, “drying” and “processing”, when used either in regulation 4 or in paragraphs (d) and (e) of regulation 6 shall have the same meaning as when used in the Residues Directives and any related expressions shall be construed accordingly.

(3) Any reference in these Regulations to a pesticide residue is a reference to the substance named in column 2 of Schedule 1 opposite the pesticide named in column 1 of that Schedule from which, or from the metabolites and breakdown or reaction products of which, it can be derived.

(4) Any reference in these Regulations to a numbered Schedule or regulation shall be construed as a reference to the Schedule or, as the case may be, regulation so numbered in these Regulations.

(5) Any reference in any Schedule to these Regulations to any product, figure or pesticide includes any qualifying words relating to that product, figure or pesticide in that Schedule.

(1)

O.J. No. L1, 3.1.94, p.3.

(2)

O.J. No. L1, 3.1.94, p.572.

(3)

O.J. No. L221, 7.8.86, p.37.

(4)

O.J. No. L126, 20.5.88, p.53.

(5)

O.J. No. L353, 17.12.90, p.48.

(6)

O.J. No. L211, 23.8.93, p.1.

(7)

O.J. No. L189, 23.7.94, p.67.

(8)

O.J. No. L197, 22.8.95, p.29.

(9)

O.J. No. L144, 18.6.96, p.35.

(10)

O.J. No. L184, 12.7.97, p.33.

(11)

O.J. No. L347, 18.12.97, p.42.

(12)

O.J. No. L290, 29.10.98, p.25.

(13)

O.J. No. L172, 8.7.99, p.40.

(14)

O.J. No. L194, 27.7.99, p.36.

(15)

O.J. No. L221, 7.8.86, p.43.

(16)

O.J. No. L350, 14.12.90, p.71.

(17)

O.J. No. L211, 23.8.93, p.6.

(18)

O.J. No. L189, 23.7.94, p.70.

(19)

O.J. No. L197, 22.8.95, p.14.

(20)

O.J. No. L292, 7.12.95, p.27.

(21)

O.J. No. L144, 18.6.96, p.12.

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