Index of the Pesticides Safety Directorate's Information Updates
As outlined in All Approval Holder Letter 07/2004 information updates have replaced news updates as the means of notifying approval holders and interested parties of non-policy information such as details of training courses, workshops or seminars.
This is a list of information updates. Where no hyperlink is available, the information update has been removed from the web site as the document is out of date. If you require further details, please contact our information section (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Historical references to PSD: Where a reference to PSD was made in one of these updates, this has not been changed to CRD (the name for the organisation since 1st April 2009), since these documents are a record of communications sent out at a specific time in the past.
Index Pages by Year
Lists of Information Updates on Particular Topics
Information Update 13/2010
This is a replacement for Information Update 25/2008 (issued on 20 November 2008) and updated on 16 April 2010. 2-phenylphenol (safeners and synergists) are not currently subject to MRLs under Regulation 396/2005. However, this situation will change in the future.
Issued: 8 July 2010
Information Update 12/2010
This Information Update announces a one day conference on the new Commission Regulation 1107/2009 which is repealing Commission Directives 79/117/EEC and 91/414/EEC.
Issued: 6 July 2010
Information Update 11/2010
Following the revocation of Agrotech Chlorthalonil 500SC (MAPP 13176) on 19 May 2010 (Regulatory Update 13/2010), CRD has been made aware that there is conflicting information circulating in the industry. This Information Update provides background to why the decision was taken to revoke Agrotech Chlorthalonil 500SC’s approval.
Issued: 3 June 2010
Information Update 10/2010
Due to demand CRD will be holding a further one-day workshop providing a general introduction to UK Registration Procedures for Plant Protection Products. The workshop will be targeted towards those new to pesticide regulation including small businesses. The workshop will be held at CRD in York on Tuesday 15 June, 2010.
Issued: 13 May 2010
Information Update 09/2010
CRD has taken exceptional limited action to allow marketing of grapes already in the UK supply and retail chain provided the residue levels are below the acute threshold of 1.06 mg/kg calculated by EFSA.
Issued: 30 April 2010 Amended: 06 May 2010
Information Update 08/2010
On 20 April 2010 at Ely Magistrates Court, following proceedings taken by the Health and Safety Executive, Mr Thomas John Mott was fined £2,250 and ordered to pay a further £5,000 in costs after pleading guilty to two counts of storing and using an unapproved pesticide.
Issued: 29 April 2010
Information Update 07/2010
This Information Update clarifies the definition of crops grown for conservation purposes under CRD's Crop Hierarchy
Issued: 27 April 2010
Information Update 06/2010
CRD will be holding a one-day workshop which will provide a general introduction to UK Registration Procedures for Plant Protection Products. The workshop will be targeted towards those new to pesticide regulation including small businesses. The workshop will be held at The Chemicals Regulation Directorate in York on Wednesday 9 June 2010.
Issued: 15 April 2010
Information Update 05/2010
From 1 April 2010 the finance function within the Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) York is being centralised within The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and all invoicing work will be transferred to Bootle. This Information Update gives details of the changes.
Issued: 15 March 2010
Information Update 04/2010
On 23 February 2010 at Ely Magistrates Court Magistrates Court following proceedings taken by the HSE, Mr Russell Calne, a professional pest controller pleaded guilty to two counts of a “failure to take all reasonable precautions” when using a pesticide
Issued: 25 February 2010
Information Update 03/2010
CRD is considering introducing a new search application on the website. This will produce product-related information drawn from notices of approval in an XML (eXtensible Markup Language) format for download from our website. Access would be via a fee-based subscription service. This Information Update gives details and requests feedback from stakeholders on the proposal.
Information Update 02/2010
This Information Update gives notice that on 11 January 2010 at Norwich Magistrates court, following legal proceeding taken by HSE, Mr George Farrow was convicted of an offence relating to the storage of an un-approved pesticide product
Information Update 01/2010
This Information Update states that there are still a limited number of places remaining at CRD’s training workshops on Consumer Risk Assessment in York on Tuesday 23rd and Thursday 25th February, 2010 (which were announced in Information Update 23/2009)