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Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance limestone powder (calcium carbonate)

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Abstract

The conclusions of EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State Czech Republic for the pesticide active substance limestone powder (calcium carbonate) are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative use of limestone powder in paste form as a repellent in forest plantations and forest tree nurseries (field uses). The reliable endpoints, appropriate for use in regulatory risk assessment, are presented. Missing information identified as being required by the regulatory framework is listed. No concerns are identified.

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