As outlined in All Approval Holder Letter 07/2004 information updates have replaced news updates as the means of notifying approval holders and interested parties of non-policy information such as details of training courses, workshops or seminars.
This is a list of information updates. Where no hyperlink is available, the information update has been removed from the web site as the document is out of date. If you require further details, please contact our information section (email@example.com)
Historical references to PSD: Where a reference to PSD was made in one of these updates, this has not been changed to CRD (the name for the organisation since 1st April 2009), since these documents are a record of communications sent out at a specific time in the past.
Index Pages by Year
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 (on this page)
Lists of Information Updates on Particular Topics
Information Updates on MRLs Issues
List of Information Updates for 2013
Information Update 09/2013
Revised Dermal Absorption Guidance for Plant Protection Products Workshop
On Wednesday 10th July, 2013 CRD will be holding a one-day workshop in York which will provide an introduction to and detailed presentations on, the revised dermal absorption guidance for pesticides as regulated under Regulation 1107/2009.
Issued: 20 May 2013
Information Update 08/2013
CRD Conference and Events Programme 2013/14
The Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) is pleased to announce its conference and events programme for 2013/2014.
Issued: 13 May 2013
Information Update 07/2013
Restrictions on Neonicotinoid Product Authorisations
This update gives information about the EC Appeal committee decision regarding the proposals to restrict authorisations of neonicotinoid insecticide products.
Issued: 30 April 2013
Information Update 06/2013
Bodies Designated to Administer the Equipment Inspection Scheme
The HSE has concluded that the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA), which currently runs the UK’s existing non-statutory National Sprayer Testing Scheme (NSTS), is a designated body responsible for implementing inspection systems for PPP application equipment, pursuant to Regulation 6(1) of the Regulations.
Issued: 12 April 2013
Information Update 05/2013
Seminar on the New Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) EU 528 2012 6th June 2013
CRD will be holding a one-day seminar in Redgrave Court, Bootle on 6th June,2013 which will provide an overview of the new Biocidal Product Regulation.
Issued: 10 April 2013
Information Update 04/2013
Review of Neonicotinoid Product Authorisations
The Health and Safety Executive’s Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) is about to carry out a review of certain UK authorised neonicotinoid insecticide products. This follows the advice given to Ministers from the independent Advisory Committee on Pesticides. The information update explains the process including the timescales and how stakeholders can contribute.
Issued: 05 April 2013
Information Update 03/2013
Technical Equivalence Workshops Tuesday 12th and Thursday 21st March 2013
CRD will be holding two identical one-day workshops on Technical Equivalence in York on Tuesday 12th and Thursday 21st March, 2013 from 9.30 am until 4.30 pm.
Issued: 23 January 2013
Information Update 02/2013
EU Classification and Labelling of Plant Protection and Biocidal Products Workshop March 2013
CRD will be holding a one day Classification and Labelling of Plant Protection and Biocidal Products Workshop on Tuesday 19th March 2013 in Mallard House, York from 9.30am until 4.00pm.
Issued: 22 January 2013
Information Update 01/2013
Consultation Opens on Streamlining Chemical Regulations
The HSE is inviting comments on proposals to update and simplify the domestic regulations which support EU legislation on Biocides, Export and Import of Hazardous Chemicals (PIC) and Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (CLP) Regulations. This information has also been included in email bulletins for those involved with biocides, REACH and PIC .
Issued: 08 January 2013