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

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

2.—(1) The Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Regulations 2000(1) are amended in accordance with this regulation.

(2) For paragraph (b) of regulation 6, with effect from 1st December 2002, there is substituted the following paragraph:–

(b)the procedure to be followed for sampling for the determination of pesticide residues shall–

(i)be that set out in the Annex to Commission Directive 2002/63/EC establishing Community methods of sampling for the official control of pesticide residues in and on products of plant and animal origin and repealing Directive 79/700/EEC(2) for the residues covered by Part 2 of Schedule 2; and

(ii)so far as is practicable, be that set out in the Codex Alimentarius Commission “Recommended Method of Sampling for the Determination of Pesticide Residues for compliance with MRLs; CAC/GL 33-1999”(3) for the residues not covered by Part 2 of Schedule 2;.

(3) In Schedule 1(4), with effect from 1st December 2002, at the appropriate places in alphabetical order in column 1, there are inserted, together with the corresponding entries in column 2, the following entries:–

Column 1Column 2
PesticideResidues
BentazoneBentazone (sum of bentazone and conjugates 6 OH-and 8-OH-bentazone expressed as bentazone)
FormothionFormothion
LindaneLindane (Hexachloro-cylohexane γ)
Metsulfuron methylMetsulfuron methyl
Oxydemeton-methylOxydemeton-methyl (sum of oxydemeton methyl and demeton-S-methylsulfone expressed as oxydemeton-methyl)
PyridatePyridate (sum of pyridate, its hydrolysis product CL 9673 (6 chloro-4-hydroxy-3-phenylpyridazin) and hydrolysable conjugates of CL 9673 expressed as pyridate)

(4) In Schedule 1, with effect from 1st December 2002, for the entries for Dimethoate and Quintozene in column 1, together with the corresponding entries in column 2, there are substituted the following entries:–

Column 1Column 2
PesticideResidues
DimethoateDimethoate (sum of dimethoate and omethoate expressed as dimethoate)
QuintozeneQuintozene (sum of quintozene and pentachloroaniline expressed as quintozene)

(5) In Part 1 of Schedule 2(5), the entries for the pesticides in column 1 of the following table, together with all residue levels relevant thereto, shall be omitted on the dates specified in the corresponding entries in column 2:–

Column 1Column 2
PesticideResidues
Dimethoate1st January 2003
Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH γ)1st December 2002
Parathion1st May 2003
Quintozene1st December 2002

(6) For Part 2 of Schedule 2(6), with effect from 1st December 2002, there is substituted the Part set out in Schedule 1 to these Regulations.

(7) For Schedule 5(7), with effect from 1st December 2002, there is substituted the Schedule set out in Schedule 2 to these Regulations.

(1)

S.S.I. 2000/22 amended by S.S.I. 2001/84, 221 and 435 and 2002/271.

(2)

O.J. No. L 187, 16.7.02, p.30.

(3)

Copies are available from the Codex Alimentarius Commission’s website from their list of standards at www.codexalimentarius.net. Alternatively the document is available from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs library situated at Nobel House, Smith Square, Lond Footnote Text: 66 B 0 4

(4)

Schedule 1 was amended by S.S.I. 2001/84 and 221 and 2002/271.

(5)

Part 1 of Schedule 2 was amended by S.S.I. 2001/84 and 221.

(6)

Part 2 of Schedule 2 was substituted in S.S.I. 2001/84 and was amended by S.S.I. 2001/221 and 435 and 2002/271.

(7)

Schedule 5 was inserted by S.S.I. 2002/271.

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