1. Minutes and Record of the previous meeting and Fourth Open Meeting
a) Minutes of 16 October Meeting ACP 1 (305/2004)
b) Detailed record of discussion 16 October 2003 meeting ACP 2 (305/2004)
c) Draft Minutes of the Open Meeting 15 October 2003 ACP 24 (305/2004)
2. Secretary’s Report ACP 3 (305/2004)
3. Matters arising:
a) Disposal labelling of Rodenticides. ACP 5 (305/2004)
In September 2003, the ACP considered a paper by Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which presented the Environmental Panel concerns posed by the use of rodenticides and their effects on wildlife. This supplementary paper presents new labelling proposals following advice from the Environment Agency, Local Authorities and HSE inspectorate.
b) Alternatives to conventional pest control techniques in the UK. ACP 23 (305/2004)
c) Other matters arising. ACP 22 (305/2004)
4. The Farm-Scale Evaluations – potential implications for pesticide risk assessment and registration ACP 17 (305/2004)
The ‘farm-scale evaluations’ (FSEs) provide much information on the effect of agronomic practices associated with conventional and genetically modified herbicide tolerant (GMHT) crops. This paper explores the scope for applying the information provided by the FSEs in the assessment of specific products that might be used on GMHT crops.
5. First evaluation for UK provisional approval (PPPR) of cyflufenamid as an agricultural fungicide, in the product ‘NF-149 EW’ and first consideration of the inclusion of cyflufenamid in Annex I of Directive 91/414/EEC. ACP 13 (305/2004)
Cyflufenamid is a new amidoxine fungicide for the control of powdery mildew in cereals. Approval is requested for the formulation ‘NF-149 EW’, an oil in water emulsion containing 50 g cyflufenamid/litre. The UK is also acting as the Rapporteur Member State with respect to the process for the possible inclusion of cyflufenamid in Annex I of Directive 91/414/EEC.
6. Second evaluation for UK provisional approval of fluoxastrobin (HEC 5725), in the product 'Bayer UK831' (HEC 5725 100EC). ACP 9 (305/2004)
Fluoxastrobin is a new strobilurin fungicide being developed to treat a variety of diseases in cereals. Approval is being requested for Bayer UK831, an emulsifiable concentrate foliar spray containing 100 g fluoxastrobin per litre. The Committee will discuss the evaluation of additional data submitted in response to questions raised following the evaluation of the original data package. The UK is also acting as Rapporteur Member State with respect to the process for the possible inclusion of fluoxastrobin in Annex I of Directive 91/414/EEC.
7. Review of Anticholinesterase Compounds: Review of 3-Iodo-2-Propynyl-n-Butyl Carbamate. ACP 8 (305/2004)
3-Iodo-2-Propynyl-N-Butyl Carbamate (commonly abbreviated to IPBC) is a carbamate compound currently approved for use in various non-agricultural pesticides, namely wood preservatives, wood treatments, surface biocides and biocidal paints. It is one of the chemicals included in the current review of organophosphorus and carbamate compounds. This paper was previously discussed at the November 2002 Meeting and Members requested clarification on various issues relating to mammalian toxicology and environmental risks. This paper presents further clarification on these matters.
8. Risks to bystanders from the desiccation of potato haulms with 77% sulphuric acid. ACP 6 (305/2004)
A report on work carried out by HSE in response to a proposal from the ACP when last it considered the continuation of commodity substance approval for sulphuric acid for use as a plant desiccant. Given the unexplained nature of some alleged bystander ill health incidents, members requested that further investigation be carried out to determine the likely causes of those incidents thought to be attributable to ‘vapour lift’ effects.
9. Update on the Environmental Review of Chlorpyrifos. ACP 21(305/2004)
The Committee will be updated and asked for comments on a strategy from the approval holder to provide further data to address risks to aquatic life.
10. Pesticides Incidents Report. ACP 7(305/2004)
This report gives details of those pesticide incidents investigated by the Field Operations Directorate of the Health and Safety Executive between 1 April 2002 and 31 March 2003. Members will be given a brief summary of the key findings.
11. Literature Review of epidemiology papers for the year 2000. ACP 20(305/2004)
12. Pesticide Usage Survey Report 187: Arable Crops in Great Britain 2002. ACP 14(305/2004)
13. Date of next meeting: 18th March 2004
14. Any other business:
- COM Statement: Guidance on considering high dose positive in-vivo mutagenicity data in the bone marrow assays that may not be biologically significant with regard to considering a chemical to be an in-vivo mutagen. ACP 11 (305/2004)
- IGHRC booklet - Uncertainty factors: Their use in human health risk assessment by UK Government. ACP 16 (305/2004) (Members only)
- Pesticides Monitor- Issue 10 Oct/Nov 2003. ACP 15 (305/2004) (Members only)
- FSA - Research and survey programmes annual report 2003. ACP 18 (305/2004)
- Letter to Alison Craig (PAN) from David Coggon: Public Involvement in R and D on Pesticide-Related Ill Health. ACP 10 (305/2004)
- A First-tier Model for Estimating Surface- and Ground-Water Exposure resulting from Herbicides applied to land not intended to bear vegetation. ACP 12 (305/2004), ACP 12/1(305/2004)
- The farm scale evaluations of spring-sown genetically modified crops (booklet). ACP 19 (305/2004) The implications of spring-sown genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops for farmland biodiversity: A commentary on the farm scale evaluations of spring sown crops (booklet). ACP 19/1 (305/2004) GM Crops - Effects on farmland wildlife (booklet). ACP 19/2 (305/2004) GM Crop Farm-scale Evaluation: Agenda & news release. ACP 19/3 (305/2004)
- Pesticides Monitor- Issue 11 Oct/Nov 2003 ACP 25 (305/2004) (Members only)