Pesticides and protected crops – EFSA consults on risk assessment guidance

EFSA has launched a public consultation on draft guidance on how to carry out environmental risk assessments of plant protection products emitted from protected crops – those grown in greenhouses and under cover. The document provides guidance on how and when to assess such emissions into soil, surface water, groundwater and the air. It also addresses what elements should be used in exposure scenarios for risk assessment - both for soil-bound and soil-less cultivations. All stakeholders and interested parties are invited to comment on the guidance document through an online public consultation that runs until 30 July 2013.