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Statement on the refined environmental risk assessment and impact of the new classification for captan

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On 24 July 2020, the EFSA conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance captan drawn in the context of the renewal of approval of the active substance captan conducted in accordance with Commission Implementing Regulation (EC) No 844/2012 was approved. In December 2023, the European Commission asked EFSA to provide a statement on its view as regards the RMS's revised environmental risk assessment concerning some uses in pome fruits and cherries and the potential impact of the recent new classification recommended by RAC on the toxicological reference values of captan stated in the EFSA Conclusion. The current statement contains the conclusions of the considerations related to the environmental revised risk assessment performed by the RMS, Austria, and to the new classification proposed by RAC on the toxicological reference values.