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Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance phosmet

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Amendment: A point in the bird and mammals section (ecotoxicoly, p. 12) has been now amended. The conclusion is slightly changed for two focal species, but it does not have any impact on the identification of the critical area of concern.

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The conclusions of the EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authorities of the rapporteur Member State, Spain, and co‐rapporteur Member State, Greece, for the pesticide active substance phosmet and the assessment of applications for maximum residue levels (MRLs) are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 844/2012, as amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2018/1659. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of phosmet as an insecticide on citrus fruits, pome fruits, peaches/nectarines and potatoes (field uses). The reliable end points, appropriate for use in regulatory risk assessment, are presented. Missing information identified as being required by the regulatory framework is listed. Concerns are identified.