Archive for December, 2017

Regulation (EU) 2090/2017 (OJ:L297/22/2017) on the approval of beer as a basic substance

This Regulation approves beer as a basic substance in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 on the placing of plant protection products on the market and amending the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011 by adding an entry to the table.
Revocations and amendments
This Regulation amends:

Regulation (EU) 540/2011 implementing Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 as regards the…

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Regulation (EU) 2057/2017 (OJ:L294/27/2017) on the non-approval or Achillea millefolium L. as a basic substance

This Regulation outlines the non-approval of Achillea millefolium L. as a basic substance in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009, on the placing of plant protection products on the market.
Legislative background
It has not been established that the requirements laid down in Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 are satisfied in relation to safe use of Achillea millefolium L. as a…

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Regulation (EU) 2069/2017 (OJ:L295/51/2017) amending Regulation (EU) 540/2011 as regards the extension of the approval periods of the active substances flonicamid (IKI-220), metalaxyl, penoxsulam and proquinazid

This Regulation amends the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011 by extending the approval periods for the following substances:

flonicamid (IKI-220);
metalaxyl;
penoxsulam; and
proquinazid.

Revocations and amendments
This Regulation amends:

Regulation (EU) 540/2011 implementing Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 as regards the list of approved active substances.

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Regulation (EU) 2068/2017 (OJ:L295/49/2017) on the non-approval of potassium sorbate as a basic substance

This Regulation concerns the non-approval of potassium sorbate as a basic substance in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 on the placing of plant protection products on the market.
Scope
It has been identified, that potassium sorbate can raise concerns regarding the exposure to that substance through residues. The European Food Safety Authority concluded, that the…

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Regulation (EU) 1527/2017 (OJ:L231/3/2017) amending Regulation (EU) 540/2011 as regards the extension of the approval periods of the active substances cyflufenamid, fluopicolide, heptamaloxyloglucan and malathion

This Regulation amends the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011 by extending the approval periods for the following active substances:

cyflufenamid;
fluopicolide;
heptamaloxyloglucan; and
malathion.

Revocations and amendments
This Regulation amends:

Regulation (EU) 540/2011 implementing Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 as regards the list of approved active substances.

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Recycling company director handed prison sentence over employee injury

A company director has been handed a ten week prison sentence after a worker's arm was amputated, following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The employee was cleaning a plastic wash plant at Clark Technologies Wales Ltd., when the injury occurred.

The director, Mr Robert Shepherd, pleaded guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act etc 1974 and was handed the sentence, suspended for 12 months.

In addition, Mr Shepherd must pay costs of £4000 and a victim surcharge of £115.

HSE inspector Mhairi Duffy said: “Those in control of work have a responsibility to devise safe methods of working and to provide the necessary information, instruction and training to their workers in the safe system of working. If a suitable safe system of work had been in place prior to the incident, the life-changing injuries sustained by the employee could have been prevented.”

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Launch of new risk research institute

The new Thomas Ashton Institute, due to be formally launched in April 2018, will be a new research institute to improve industry's understanding of workplace risk. Jointly founded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the University of Manchester, the institute aims to make lessons learned from decades of previous research and incident investigation more accessible to industry with the hope of incident prevention.

The institute intends to draw on previous research carried out by the University of Manchester in relation to cancer, advanced materials, energy and biotechnology, and the HSE's regulatory expertise to influence and improve international safety practice. In particular its work will focus on:

  • industrial processes and major hazards;
  • human factors;
  • health;
  • the use of data; and
  • the cumulative probability of multiple factors in workplace risk.

Those partnered with the institute say that the evidence generated there in the future will be available at an international level for occupational safety and health practitioners to use to improve conditions and competence in their own countries. 

The HSE's chief executive Dr Richard Judge said as part of the launch, the partnership would be inviting forward-thinking contributors to work with the HSE and the University of Manchester on the institute's future programmes to prevent work-related death, injury and ill health.

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Regulation (EU) 2065/2017 (OJ:L295/40/2017) confirming the conditions of approval of the active substance 8-hydroxyquinoline

This Regulation confirms the conditions of approval of the active substance 8-hydroxyquinoline, as set out in Implementing Regulation (EU) 540/2011. It also modifies Regulation (EU) 2015/408, adding that substance to the list of candidates for substitution.
Revocations and amendments
This Regulation amends:

Regulation (EU) 2015/408 implementing Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 on the placing of plant…

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Regulation (EU) 555/2017 (OJ:L80/1/2017) amending Regulation (EU) 540/2011 as regards the extension of the approval periods of several active substances

This Regulation amends the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011, which implements Regulation (EC) 1107/2009, as regards the list of approved active substances, by updating the dates of approval of various substances.
Revocations and amendments
This Regulation amends:

Regulation (EU) 540/2011 on the list of approved substances.

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Regulation (EU) 1530/2017 (OJ:L232/4/2017) amending Regulation (EU) 540/2011 as regards the extension of the approval of the active substance quizalofop-p-tefuryl

This Regulation amends the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011 by extending the approval period of the active substance quizalofop-p-tefuryl.
Revocations and amendments
This Regulation amends:

Regulation (EU) 540/2011 implementing Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 as regards the list of approved active substances.

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