Public consultations planner

The list below includes details of all the public consultations EFSA expects to hold over the coming months. The information provided is subject to change in line with EFSA’s scientific calendar. The planner includes consultations on draft assessment reports (DARs) and renewal assessment reports (RARs) prepared by Member States under EU legislation covering active substances in pesticides. In the case of active substances, the start of the commenting period might be postponed because Member States have not submitted the assessment reports yet or EFSA has received several DARs and RARs at the same time. Consultations are confirmed only when announced on the EFSA website.

Unit Area Mandate Number Question Number Title Est. Launch Date
SCER RA methodology M-2019-0073 EFSA-Q-2019-00200 Technical report on targeted consultation on the scientific guidance on appraising and integrating evidence from epidemiological studies for use in EFSA’s scientific assessments 01 May 2021
SCER RA methodology M-2020-0026 EFSA-Q-2020-00139 Updated SC Guidance on the use of the BMD approach in risk assessment: public consultation report 01 March 2021
PREV Pesticides peer review - renewal of approval M-2014-0264 EFSA-Q-2020-00283 Public consultation on Rapporteur Member State assessment report of cymoxanil. 24 August 2020
SCER RA methodology M-2019-0199 EFSA-Q-2020-00311 Public Consultation on draft EFSA guidance on technical requirements for regulated food and feed product applications to establish the presence of small particles including nanoparticles 09 July 2020
SCER RA methodology M-2019-0159 EFSA-Q-2020-00312 Public consultation on the draft SC statement on derivation of health based guidance values (HBGV) for food additives and other regulated products that are also nutrients 15 July 2020
BIOCONTAM Contaminants in Food M-2018-0092 EFSA-Q-2020-00349 Public Consultation on the update of the Scientific Opinion on Hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDDs) in Food 27 July 2020
FIP FIP - Other areas M-2019-0196 EFSA-Q-2020-00398 Public consultation on the update of the EFSA scientific guidance for the preparation of applications on smoke flavouring primary products 05 October 2020
SCER SCER - other areas M-2020-0087 EFSA-Q-2020-00400 Technical report on the public consultation on the draft Scientific Committee Opinion on an Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) for exposure to copper 01 June 2021
SCER RA methodology M-2020-0093 EFSA-Q-2020-00414 Technical report on the public consultation on the draft Scientific Committee Guidance on the use of read-across in food safety assessment 01 June 2022
SCER RA methodology M-2019-0161 EFSA-Q-2020-00453 Technical report on the public consultation on the draft Scientific Committee opinion on Scientific criteria for grouping chemicals into assessment groups for human risk assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals 31 December 2020
PREV Pesticides peer review - renewal of approval M-2014-0264 EFSA-Q-2020-00464 Public consultation on Rapporteur Member State assessment report of Fatty acids C7 to C20 - Pelargonic acid. 14 July 2020
BIOCONTAM AMR M-2019-0080 EFSA-Q-2020-00478 Public consultation - Request for a EFSA scientific opinion as regards specific maximum levels of cross-contamination for 24 antimicrobial active substances in non-target feed 01 October 2020
PREV Pesticides peer review - new active substances M-2012-0276 EFSA-Q-2020-00490 Public consultation on Rapporteur Member State assessment report of (3E) 3-decen-2-one. 28 July 2020