The Appeal Committee met on 20th September to review the registration of Asulam and unfortunately the appeal failed. There was not sufficient support from other Member States and therefore Asulam will be removed from the list of chemicals approved for use in the EU. The expiry date for sale, supply and advertisement is 31 December 2011 and 31 December 2012 for storage and usage. The Commission has argued that Member States have the scope to issue “emergency authorisations” nationally to tide them over the period required to make a new submission. If this happens, it is likely to take at least 4 years before a decision granting approval is taken in the EU. Therefore, emergency authorisations would be the only option available for authorised use within this period. The Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) would consider any applications for emergency authorisations in a case by case basis.
To view “The Applicant Guide: Emergency (120 day) Authorisations” click here.