Statement on the impact of the harmonised classification on the conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance flutianil
Following the publication of the EFSA conclusion on flutianil in 2014, the rapporteur Member State (RMS), the United Kingdom, launched a formal process for harmonising the classification of flutianil. The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) finalised a RAC opinion on the proposed harmonised classification of flutianil in 2016. For some hazard classes, the harmonised classification proposed by the RAC was different than the provisional classification used in the EFSA conclusion. It should be noted that this difference was based on new information and does not constitute a scientific divergence as per Article 30 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002. This statement updates the EFSA conclusion to consider the harmonised classification as proposed by the RAC. Concerns are clarified.