Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance amitrole

amitrole, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, herbicide
First published in the EFSA Journal
1 July 2014
19 June 2014
Last Updated
26 August 2015. This version replaces the previous one/s.
Conclusion on Pesticides

The conclusions of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State France, for the pesticide active substance amitrole are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Commission Regulation (EU) No 1141/2010 as amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 380/2013. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of amitrole as a herbicide in orchards, grapes, olives and non-crop uses. The reliable endpoints concluded as being appropriate for use in regulatory risk assessment, derived from the available studies and literature in the dossier peer reviewed, are presented. Missing information identified as being required by the regulatory framework is listed. Concerns are identified.

European Food Safety Authority
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EFSA Journal 2014;12(7):3742 [84 pp.].
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