Regulations & EHS&S

EU postpones effective date of endocrine disruptors criteria to November

In seeking agreement on the two drafts setting scientific criteria to identify endocrine disruptors, the Commission engaged in parallel with experts and representatives of EU countries responsible for biocidal (BP) and plant protection products (PPP) via the foreseen adoption procedures.
At the Standing Committee on Plants Animals Food and Feed (PAFF) Pesticides legislation meeting on 12/13 December 2017, EU national representatives voted in favour of a new draft Regulation setting criteria for the identification of endocrine disruptors in the context of the pesticides legislation. Neither the Council nor the European Parliament objected to the draft criteria during the scrutiny period which ended on 9 April 2018. The Commission adopted the criteria on 19 April 2018.
The criteria for plant protection products are published and entered into force on 10 May 2018. They will apply from 10 November 2018 to all new and ongoing applications for plant protection products.