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Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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These Regulations, which are made under section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972, amend the provisions of the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. 2006 No. 220 “the principal Regulations”).

The Regulations implement Commission Directives 2006/53/EC (O.J. No. L154, 8.6.2006, p. 11), 2006/59/EC (O.J. No. L175, 29.6.2006, p. 61), 2006/60/EC (O.J. No. L206, 27.7.2006, p. 1) and 2006/61/EC (O.J. No. L206, 27.7.2006, p. 12).

The definition of “the Residues Directives” is updated (regulation 2(2)).

Regulation 2(3) amends Schedule 1, for the entry Deltamethrin.

Regulation 2(4) deletes the columns for the pesticides Carbaryl and Fenitrothion from Part I of Schedule 2.

Regulation 2(5) amends maximum residue levels for Papaya listed under the Benomyl group.

Regulation 2(6) inserts or substitutes new maximum residue levels for a number of pesticides in Part II to Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations.

On the 21st January 2007 the Regulations insert or substitute:

(a)new residue definitions for pesticides Cyfluthrin and Fenthion in Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations which identifies the pesticide residues that are taken into account in the measuring of residue levels for each pesticide; and

(b)new maximum residue levels for a number of pesticides in Part II to Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations (regulation 2(9)(b) and (c)).

On the 21st April 2007 maximum residue levels are substituted in Part II to Schedule 2 for residues of the pesticides Glyphosate and Pyraclostrobin (regulation 2(10)).

On the 30th December 2007 the pesticide and residue Oxamyl is inserted into Schedule 1 and new maximum residue levels for this pesticide are inserted into Part II to Schedule 2 (regulation 2(11)).

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