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CRD - Introduction to Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment for Plant Protection Products

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Chemicals Regulation Division, Mallard House, Kings Pool, 3 Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PX

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Under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009, concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market, applicants are required to demonstrate acceptable risk from plant protection products to non-target organisms.

This workshop aims to take participants through a first-tier risk assessment for zonal product authorisations and UK National authorisations, identifying the approaches that applicants need to follow to obtain product authorisation under Regulation 1107/2009.

The course will cover:

The day will be a mixture of presentations and practical workshops and will be given by members of CRD's Regulatory Science Group directly involved in the registration process.

  • Active substance and plant protection product data requirements
  • First tier bird and mammal risk assessment according to EFSA Bird and Mammal Guidance Document (2009)
  • EU aquatic risk assessment (FOCUS up to Step 3) and UK aquatic risk assessment (via spray drift and drainflow exposure)
  • First tier bee and other non-target arthropod risk assessments.
  • First tier earthworm and soil macro- and micro-organisms risk assessment
  • First tier non-target terrestrial plants risk assessment
  • UK risk mitigation options


Download the programme for the day here

Who should attend?

The event will be specifically designed for registration specialists involved in the preparation and submission of Plant Protection Products dossiers to CRD.


The workshop will be held at the Chemicals Regulation Directorate, Mallard House, Kings Pool, 3 Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PX. Registration will begin from 9:00 am. The workshops will start at 9:30 am and finish around 5:00 pm.


The cost of this course is £475 (plus VAT) per person (includes course notes, lunch and refreshments)

The closest date available is shown above. If you know of other dates and wish to attend, please write this in the Comments Box during the booking process.

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Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

For further dates and additional information email: or contact the Training and Events Team at HSE directly on +44 (0)203 028 3704.

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