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The Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2003

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2003 and shall come into force on 24th October 2003.

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) In Schedule 1, at the appropriate places in alphabetical order in column 1, there are inserted, together with the corresponding entries in column 2, the following entries (with the entries for Amitrole replacing those for Aminotriazole):–

Column 1Column 2
PesticideResidues
Acibenzolar-S-methylAcibenzolar-S-methyl
AmitroleAmitrole
Cinidon-ethylCinidon-ethyl (sum of cinidon-ethyl and its E-isomer)
CyclanilideCyclanilide
Cyhalofop butylCyhalofop butyl (sum of cyhalofop butyl and its free acids)
DiquatDiquat
EthofumesateEthofumesate (sum of ethofumesate and the metabolite 2,3-dihydro-3,3-dimethyl-2-oxo-benzofuran-5-yl methane sulphonate expressed as ethofumesate)
FamoxadoneFamoxadone
FenhexamidFenhexamid
FlorasulamFlorasulam
FlumioxazineFlumioxazine
IprovalicarbIprovalicarb
IsoproturonIsoproturon
Metalaxyl-M

(1) For cereals – metalaxyl-M

(2) For other products– metalaxyl-M including other mixtures of constituent isomers (sum of isomers)

PicolinafenPicolinafen
ProsulfuronProsulfuron
Pyraflufen-ethylPyraflufen-ethyl
SulfosulfuronSulfosulfuron

(3) In Schedule 1, with effect from 1st July 2004, 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
ChlorfenapyrChlorfenapyr
Fentin acetateFentin acetate
Fentin hydroxideFentin hydroxide

(4) In Part 1 of Schedule 2, the entry relating to Omethoate, together with all residue levels relevant thereto, is omitted.

(5) In Part 2 of Schedule 2 maximum residue levels are amended as follows:–

(a)for mg/kg of Chlormequat on pears, for “0.5” substitute “0.3”;

(b)for mg/kg of Dimethoate on tea (dried leaves and stalks, fermented or otherwise, Camellia sinensis), omit “0.2”;

(c)for mg/kg of Kresoxim-methyl on strawberries (other than wild), for “0.2” substitute “1”; and

(d)for mg/kg of Maneb, Mancozeb, Metiram, Propineb and Zineb–

(i)on radishes, for “0.2” substitute “2”; and

(ii)on spring onions, for “0.05*” substitute “1”.

(6) In Part 2 of Schedule 2–

(a)for existing maximum permitted levels for residues of the pesticides Aminotriazole (Amitrole), Azoxystrobin, Clofentezine, Hexaconazole, Lambda-cyhalothrin, Myclobutanil and Prochloraz, there are substituted the maximum permitted levels specified in Schedule 1 to these Regulations (with the heading ‘Aminotriazole (Amitrole)’ being replaced by the heading ‘Amitrole’);

(b)the heading ‘Aminotriazole (Amitrole)’, together with all residue levels relevant thereto, is moved to the appropriate place in alphabetical order; and

(c)there are inserted, in the appropriate places to preserve the alphabetical ordering from left to right, the maximum permitted levels for residues of the pesticides Acibenzolar-S-methyl, Chlorfenapyr, Cinidon-ethyl, Cyclanilide, Cyhalofop butyl, Diquat, Ethofumesate, Famoxadone, Fenhexamid, Fentin acetate, Fentin hydroxide, Florasulam, Flumioxazine, Iprovalicarb, Isoproturon, Metalaxyl-M, Picolinafen, Prosulfuron, Pyraflufen-ethyl and Sulfosulfuron specified in Schedule 1 to these Regulations in relation to the products so specified.

(7) For Schedule 5, there is substituted the Schedule set out in Schedule 2 to these Regulations.

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3.  Regulation 2(6) of, and Schedule 2 to, the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003(2) are hereby revoked.

ROSS FINNIE

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

18th September 2003

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