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

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2002; they extend to England and Wales only, and shall come into force on 30th November 2002.

Amendment to the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999

2.—(1) The Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999(1) 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) (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2002..

(3) For paragraph (b) of regulation 6 there shall be 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(5) 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’ for the residues not covered by Part 2 of Schedule 2;.

(4) In Schedule 1 there shall be inserted at the appropriate places in columns 1 and 2 the following entries (the entries for Dimethoate and Quintozene being substituted for the existing ones):

Column 1Column 2
PesticideResidues
BentazoneBentazone (sum of bentazone and conjugates 6-OH-and 8-OH-bentazone expressed as bentazone)
DimethoateDimethoate (sum of dimethoate and omethoate expressed as dimethoate)
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)
QuintozeneQuintozene (sum of quintozene, and pentachloroaniline expressed as quintozene

(5) In Part I of Schedule 2 the following pesticide columns together with any residue level inserted under the respective columns shall be deleted—

(a)Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH g) and Quintozene as at 1st December 2002;

(b)Dimethoate as at 1st January 2003;

(c)Parathion as at 1st May 2003.

(6) For Part 2 of Schedule 2 there shall be substituted the Schedule to these Regulations.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales.

D. Elis-Thomas

Presiding Officer, National Assembly for Wales

24th October 2002

Whitty

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

31st October 2002

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