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Impact assessments for proposed guidance document on Aquatic Ecotoxicology risk assessment under EU plant protection products marketing regulations EC No.1107/2009 - PS2815

Description
The Defra Invitation to Tender “Impact Assessment for Proposed Guidance Document on Aquatic Ecotoxicology Risk Assessment under EU Plant Protection Products Marketing Regulation (EC) No. 1107/2009” is seeking to understand whether the adoption of the draft revised versions of the guidance/risk assessment methodology for uses of plant protection products will result in different regulatory outcomes to those under the current guidance. It also seeks to understand the potential reasons for any identified differences and, as far as is practicable, the potential cost and benefit implications.
The successful delivery of this project requires a detailed knowledge of the past and present PPP Directives and Regulations but also a comprehensive understanding of the current and draft revised guidance documentations that underpin existing risk assessments and those that will be carried out in the future. WRc has assembled a team which has the necessary expertise and experience that has been developed over the last twenty years working for regulators in the United Kingdom and Europe.
The general aims of the study are to:
• compare outcomes under both existing and new versions of the guidance/risk assessment methodology for uses of plant protection products for a representative range of active substances;
• indicate where differences in the guidance arise which would lead to different regulatory conclusions;
• examine and, where possible quantify, the costs and benefits of these differences in terms of both aquatic ecotoxicology and agronomy.

The work programme to address the objectives comprises six tasks:

1. Task 1 – Identify a series of active substance for evaluation in the impact assessment.

2. Task 2 – Collate the available data on the environmental fate and aquatic ecotoxicology of the identified substances from relevant documents.

3. Task 3 – Determine the risk outcomes for the identified use(s) of each substance as determined using the current guidance under Council Directive 91/414/EEC and the new draft guidance under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009.

4. Task 4 - Identify any differences in the current guidance and the proposed new guidance that will result in differences in the regulatory outcomes.

5. Task 5 – As far as is practicable, quantify the costs and benefits of the differences in terms of both aquatic ecotoxicology and agronomy.

6. Task 6 – Provide a final report in a format agreed with HSE, CRD.
Objective
1. Task 1 – Identify a series of active substance for evaluation in the impact assessment.

2. Task 2 – Collate the available data on the environmental fate and aquatic ecotoxicology of the identified substances from relevant documents.

3. Task 3 – Determine the risk outcomes for the identified use(s) of each substance as determined using the current guidance under Council Directive 91/414/EEC and the new draft guidance under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009.

4. Task 4 - Identify any differences in the current guidance and the proposed new guidance that will result in differences in the regulatory outcomes.

5. Task 5 – As far as is practicable, quantify the costs and benefits of the differences in terms of both aquatic ecotoxicology and agronomy.

6. Task 6 – Provide a final report in a format agreed with HSE, CRD.
Project Documents
• EVID4 - Final project report : PS2815 EVID4   (1787k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2013

To: 2013

Cost: £13,913
Contractor / Funded Organisations
WRc plc
Keywords
Advice              
Agriculture              
Ecotoxicology              
Environmental Effects              
Risk              
Water              
Fields of Study
Pesticide Safety