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Authorisation for the use of an authorised plant protection product in another indication: grant - on a case-by-case basis

Plant protection products may only be used if they are authorised. The competent body may, on a case-by-case basis, authorise the use of an authorised plant protection product in an indication other than that laid down by the authorisation, provided that:

  1. the application is envisaged
    • to plants that are grown only to a small extent, or
    • against harmful organisms which cause significant damage only in certain areas, and
  2. the intended use corresponds to that in a field of application specified by the authorisation.  

The authorisation shall be subject to the necessary conditions for the protection of human and animal health and for protection against other harmful effects, in particular on the natural balance.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the Chamber of Agriculture of Lower Saxony - Plant Protection Office.

This procedure can also be handled through a "point of single contact". The "Point of Single Contact" is a special service offered by the municipalities and the state for service providers.

Find your Point of Single Contact here

Requirements

  • the application is envisaged
    • to plants that are grown only to a small extent, or
    • against harmful organisms which cause significant damage only in certain areas, and
  • the intended use corresponds to that in a field of application specified by the authorisation

Which documents are required?

No documents are required.

What are the fees?

Fees apply in accordance with the scale of fees of the competent authority.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Period of Validity: 3 Years
(Standard deadline)

Processing duration

Processing Time: 1 Month
§ 3 paragraph 1 no. 5 Lower Saxony Ordinance on Processing of administrative proceedings for the execution of federal law on a single body and on processing deadlines (NeSVO)

What else should I know?

It should also be noted that an authorisation for the use of a plant protection product on plants and plant products from which food can be obtained may only be granted if the expected residues are covered by a maximum quantity in the Maximum Residue Limits Regulation and the food obtained contributes only to a small extent to the daily average consumption quantity.

Before granting the authorisation, the competent authority shall obtain an opinion from the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Consumer Protection and Regional Development

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)

Further Links

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