Control of Pesticides (Amendment) Regulations

Applies to EnglandApplies to WalesApplies to Scotland

Title: Control of Pesticides (Amendment) Regulations

Category: England, Wales and Scotland - Regulation

Date: 1997

Reference: SI 1997/188 [Full text]

General Description:This amendment simply clarifies the scope & content of the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986.

The regulations are extended to expressly include:

  1. Products (whether substances, preparations or organisms), which are prepared or used in the control of harmful or unwanted effects at sewage works.
  2. Products applied in the treatment of seed, compost or any other growing medium.

It states that pesticides, which act by a purely physical means, and plant protection products subject to the Plant Protection Products Regulations 1995 are no longer covered by UK pesticide legislation.

Conditions relating to the sale, supply and storage of pesticides have been modified. The exemption from requirement to hold a certificate of competence (generally applicable to approved agricultural pesticides only) has been extended to include pesticides containing chloropicrin.

Conditions relating to pesticide use have also been modified:

  1. Persons giving instruction on the use of pesticides are now required to meet more stringent training and competence requirements.
  2. Pesticides may now only be applied to areas intended for treatment, no matter what the application method (this previously applied only to aerial application).

There is in addition, a substantial clarification of the rules applying to adjuvants.

Update: June 1998 - A consultation paper issued is proposing to change the regulations which currently allow certain classes of users to be exempt from holding pesticide Certificates of Competence. The paper is suggesting that all users will require the certificate but a transition period of three years will be introduced to allow currently exempted users to obtain them.

Pertinence to Agriculture:Pesticides; Pest Control

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