Peer review of the pesticide #risk assessment of the active substance quartz sand

Created on:2023-01-17 15:46

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, Latvia, and corapporteur Member State, Romania, for the pesticide active substance quartz sand and the considerations as regards the inclusion of the substance in Annex IV of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 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 field uses of quartz sand as a game repellent on deciduous and coniferous trees (professional use and nonprofessional use), orchards, ornamental shrubs and trees in forestry (professional use and nonprofessional use) and seedlings of conifer and deciduous trees in forestry (professional use). 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. No concerns are identified.


EFSA Journal 2022;20(9):7552


Keywords:quartz sand, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, repellent, MRL review

On request from:#European Commission

Question Number:

EFSAQ201700451 (AIR IV)EFSAQ200900183 (MRL_Art12)


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