EFSA's Pesticides Unit has launched an open consultation on the draft scientific report of EFSA on the “repair action” of the FOCUS surface water scenarios. The European Commission asked EFSA to undertake a "repair action" of the FOCUS surface water scenarios after the EFSA Pesticide Steering Network had been consulted. The main request was to introduce into all FOCUS surface water scenarios (both runoff and drainage) a 20-yrs assessment period instead of the current 16-months assessment period used for predicting environmental concentrations of pesticides and their transformation products in surface water.
Interested parties are invited to submit written comments by 5 November 2018. Please use the electronic template provided at this link to submit comments and refer to the line and page numbers. To submit additional data or files to support your comments the upload function of the tool is available (maximum size of files is 1Mb). Alternatively, please contact the unit’s functional mailbox pras.secretariat [at] efsa.europa.eu. Please note that comments will not be considered if they:
- are submitted after the closing date of the consultation
- are presented in any form other than what is provided for in the instructions and template
- are not related to the contents of the document
- contain complaints against institutions, personal accusations, irrelevant or offensive statements or material
- are related to policy or risk management aspects, which is out of the scope of EFSA's activity.
EFSA will assess all comments from interested parties which are submitted in line with the criteria above. The comments will be further considered by the relevant EFSA Panel and taken into consideration if found to be relevant.
Persons or organizations participating in a Public Consultation of EFSA, are responsible for ensuring that they hold all the rights necessary for their submissions and consequent publication by EFSA. Comments should inter alia be copyright cleared taking into account EFSA’s transparency policy and practice to publish all submissions. In case the submission reproduces third-party content in the form of charts, graphs or images, the required prior permissions of the right holder(s) should have been obtained by the PC respondent.
Publication of contributions
Contributions will be published and may be re-used by EFSA in a different context. It should be noted that contributions submitted by individuals in a personal capacity will be published as such, indicating the author’s first and family name, unless a substantial justification for protection is provided by the respondent. Contributions submitted on behalf of an organisation are also made publicly available and attributed to the organization in question.