Pesticide active substances that do not require a review of the existing maximum residue levels under Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, MRLs, peer review, active substance
First published in the EFSA Journal
12 février 2019
11 janvier 2019


According to Article 12(1) of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA shall provide within 12 months from the date of the inclusion or non‐inclusion of an active substance in Annex I to Directive 91/414/EEC a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for that active substance. Among the active substances that need to be reviewed under Article 12(1) of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA identified 13 active substances for which a review of MRLs is no longer considered necessary, including 6 active substances that were already included temporarily in Annex IV of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 by risk managers pending finalisation of their evaluation under Directive 91/414/EEC or Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 and pending submission of EFSA's reasoned opinion in accordance with Article 12(1) of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005. EFSA prepared a statement explaining the reasons why a review of MRLs for these substances became obsolete. The relevant question numbers are considered addressed by this statement.

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EFSA Journal 2019;17(2):5591
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European Commission