Legal basis

EU law

EU Regulation on the placing of plant protection products on the market and repealing Directives 79/117/EEC and 91/414/EEC Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of 21 October 2009

EU Regulations implementing Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTATION REGULATION (EU) 2018/783 of 29 May 2018 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the conditions for the approval of the active substance imidacloprid

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTATION REGULATION (EU) 2018/784 of 29 May 2018 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the conditions for the approval of the active substance clothianidin

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTATION REGULATION (EU) 2018/785 of 29 May 2018 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the conditions for the approval of the active substance thiamethoxam

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTATION REGULATION (EU) 2017/2324 of 12 December 2017 renewing the approval of the active substance glyphosate provided for in Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market and amending the Annex to Commission implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 concerning the active substance glyphosate

implementing regulation (EU) 2016/1313 of 1 August 2016 amending implementing regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the conditions for the approval of the active substance glyphosate

implementing regulation (EU) 2016/1056 of 29 June 2016 amending implementing regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the extension of the duration of the approval of the active substance glyphosate

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTATION REGULATION (EU) No 485/2013 of 24 May 2013 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the conditions for the approval of the active substances clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid and the prohibition on the use and sale of seeds treated with plant protection products containing these active substances

implementing regulation (EU) No 540/2011 of the commission

of 25 May 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the list of approved active substances

implementing regulation (EU) No 541/2011 of the commission

of 1 June 2011 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the list of approved active substances

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 544/2011

of 10 June 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards data requirements for active substances

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 284/2013 of 1 March 2013 laying down data requirements for plant protection products under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 545/2011

of 10 June 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards data requirements for plant protection products

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 546/2011 of 10 June 2011

implementing Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards uniform principles for evaluation and authorisation of plant protection products

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 547/2011 of 8 June 2011

implementing Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards labelling requirements for plant protection products

Other important EU Directives and Regulations

EU Regulation on statistics on pesticides

Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 of 25 November 2009.

EU Regulation implementing the Regulation on statistics on pesticides

Regulation (EU) No. 408/2011 of 27 April 2011

EU Directive establishing a framework for Community action to achieve the sustainable use of pesticides

Directive 2009/128/EC of 21 October 2009

Corrigendum to Directive 2009/128/EC

EU Regulation on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed:

Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of 23 February 2005.

European Commission MRL Database

Overview of MRLs in the EU

EU Directive on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations

Directive 1999/45/EC of 31 May 1999

Publication of harmonised risk indicators in accordance with Directive (EU) 2019/782

General Information:

Directive (EU) 2019/782 establishes harmonised risk indicators within the European Union, thus helping to further implement the objectives of Directive 2009/128/EC establishing a framework for Community action to achieve the sustainable use of pesticides. The Member States are therefore required to publish the following information each year.

Overview:

In Austria, only plant protection products that have been approved by the Federal Office for Food Safety (BAES) following a comprehensive test procedure may be placed on the market. These are pesticides which are used both in the open air and in greenhouses, as well as in stock protection.

The basic prerequisite for the authorisation of a plant protection product is that the active substances, safeners and synergists contained have been approved in accordance with the uniform EU laws and can therefore be used in products. The active substances listed in the graphs below include both active substances for use in conventional farming and active substances permitted in organic farming. Details on the respective risk indicators can be found in Directive (EU) 2019/782.

 

Example of measures to reduce the use of plant protection products and to promote integrated pest management:

Certain precautions in equipment configuration and operation can reduce the standard distance to surface waters without creating a risk of unacceptable pollution for aquatic organisms. Similar to the use of drift-reducing plant protection equipment or parts of plant protection equipment, dust drift can be reduced by technical measures in pneumatic precision air seeder units with suction air system in order to prevent unacceptable pollution of the environment - in particular of "non-target organisms" such as bees. The decree of the BMNT, the amendment of the decree as well as the current list of drift-reducing devices and device parts and the list of dust drift-reducing pneumatic precision air seeders with suction air system can be found below.

 

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