(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations, which extend to England and Wales only, are made under section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 and further amend the provisions of the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999 (SI 1999/3483) (the principal Regulations).
Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations is consolidated to take account of changes and additions to the EC maximum residue levels that have been set at an EC level since the last consolidation of this Part by SI 2002/2723.
These regulations add new residue levels in Part 2 of Schedule 2 that have been set by recent amendments to the three Commission Directives: Council Directive 86/362/EEC, Council Directive 86/363/EEC and Council Directive 90/642/EEC. The following new or substituted maximum residue levels are implemented in Part 2 of Schedule 2 in these Regulations (regulation 2(6))—
Commission Directive 2002/79/EC (OJ L291, 28.10.2002, p 1) for abamectin, azocyclotin and cyhexatin, bifenthrin, bitertanol, bromopropylate, clofentezine, cyromazine, fenpropimorph, flucythrinate, hexaconazole, methacrifos, myclobutanil, penconazole, prochloraz, profenofos, resmethrin and bioresmethrin, tridemorph, triadimefon and triadimenol;
Commission Directive 2002/97/EC (OJ No L343, 18.12.2002, p 23) for triasulfuron, thifensulfuron methyl and 2,4-D;
Commission Directive 2002/100/EC (OJ No L2, 7.1.2003, p 33) replaces certain residue levels for azoxystrobin.
The definition of “the Residues Directives” is updated to take account of the latest Directives being implemented (regulation 2(2)).
These Regulations remove pesticide residue levels for bitertanol that had previously been set nationally by virtue of powers contained in the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985, from the list contained in Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations as these levels have been replaced by Community levels (regulation 2(5)).
No Regulatory Impact Assessment has been produced for these Regulations.