1 Title, commencement and extent

These Regulations may be cited as the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2002; they extend to England and Wales only, and shall come into force on 30th November 2002.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 30 November 2002: see above.

2 Amendment to the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999

2Amendment to the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999

(1)    The Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999 shall be amended in accordance with this regulation.

(2)    In regulation 2(1), for the definition of the Residues Directives there shall be substituted the following definition:

““the Residues Directives” means Council Directive 86/362/EEC, Council Directive 86/363/EEC and Council Directive 90/642/EEC, in each case amended as at the date of the making of the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2002.”.

(3)    For paragraph (b) of regulation 6 there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

“(b)    the procedure to be followed for sampling for the determination of pesticide residues shall—

(i)    be that set out in the Annex to Commission Directive 2002/63/EC for the residues covered by Part 2 of Schedule 2; and

(ii)    so far as is practicable, be that set out in the Codex Alimentarius Commission 'Recommended Method of Sampling for the Determination of Pesticide Residues for compliance with MRLs; CAC/GL 33-1999' for the residues not covered by Part 2 of Schedule 2;”.

(4)    In Schedule 1 there shall be inserted at the appropriate places in columns 1 and 2 the following entries (the entries for Dimethoate and Quintozene being substituted for the existing ones):

Column 1
Pesticide
Column 2
Residues
BentazoneBentazone (sum of bentazone and conjugates 6-OH- and 8-OH- bentazone expressed as bentazone)
DimethoateDimethoate (sum of dimethoate and omethoate expressed as dimethoate)
FormothionFormothion
LindaneLindane (Hexachloro-cylohexane γ)
Metsulfuron methylMetsulfuron methyl
Oxydemeton methylOxydemeton methyl (sum of oxydemeton methyl and demeton-S-methylsulfone expressed as oxydemeton methyl)
PyridatePyridate (sum of pyridate, its hydrolysis product CL 9673 (6-chloro-4-hydroxy-3-phenylpyridazin) and hydrolysable conjugates of CL 9673 expressed as pyridate)
QuintozeneQuintozene (sum of quintozene, and pentachloroaniline expressed as quintozene

(5)    In Part I of Schedule 2 the following pesticide columns together with any residue level inserted under the respective columns shall be deleted—

(a)    Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH γ) and Quintozene as at 1st December 2002;

(b)    Dimethoate as at 1st January 2003;

(c)    Parathion as at 1st May 2003.

(6)    For Part 2 of Schedule 2 there shall be substituted the Schedule to these Regulations.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 30 November 2002: see reg 1.

Signature

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly of Wales

D Elis-Thomas

Presiding Officer

National Assembly for Wales

24th October 2002

Whitty

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

31st October 2002

SCHEDULE

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (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 1999/343) (the principal Regulations).

Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations is consolidated (regulation 2(6)) 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 the Part by SI 2001/1113.

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 2002/42/EC (OJ No L134, 22.5.2002 p 29) for bentazone and pyridate;

Commission Directive 2002/66/EC (OJ No L192, 20.7.2002 p 47) for lindane, quintozene, parathion and permethrin;

Commission Directive 2002/71/EC (OJ No L225, 22.8.2002 p 21) for formothion, dimethoate and oxydemeton-methyl;

Commission Directive 2002/76/EC (OJ No L240, 7.9.2002 p 45) for metsulfuron methyl;

The definition of “the Residues Directives” is updated to take account of the latest Directives being implemented (regulation 2(2)).

Regulation 2(3) substitutes a new regulation 6(b) in the principal Regulations. The new regulation 6(b)(i) provides for the Sampling Procedure as contained in the Annex to Commission Directive 2002/63/EC to apply for the determination of pesticide residues set by the Community (Part 2 of Schedule 2). The new regulation 6(b)(ii) provides for the sampling of pesticide residues still set nationally to be carried out, so far as is practicable, in accordance with the methods and procedures recommended by the Codex Alimentarius Commission 'Recommended methods of sampling for the determination of pesticide residues for compliance with MRLs; CAC/GL 33 - 1999'. Copies are available from their website from their list of standards at www.codexalimentarius.net. Alternatively the document is available from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs library situated at Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR (E-mail: defra.library@defra.gsi.gov.uk).

These Regulations remove certain pesticide residues, 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 they have been replaced by Community levels (regulation 2(5)).

No Regulatory Impact Assessment has been produced for these Regulations.