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CRD - Two Day Technical Fate and Behaviour Assessment of Plant Protection Products Workshop

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

26 November 2019 - 27 November 2019

Introduction

HSE's Chemicals Regulation Division will be holding a two-day workshop on technical aspects of the environmental fate and behaviour assessments of plant protection products. The workshop will present attendees with an overview of environmental fate assessments at EU level and highlight the key issues that they must take into account when preparing product approval submissions. The workshop will cover basic introductions to the use of the FOCUS groundwater and surface water models and various refinement options, as well as UK specific environmental exposure requirements. Each day will comprise a mixture of presentations and workshops with worked examples. By the end of the course, participants will have a better appreciation of this area of pesticide risk assessment and be better able to prepare regulatory submissions for plant protection products.

The course will cover:

  • Overview of the EU process, the EFSA conclusion, key endpoints, data gaps and critical areas of concern
  • The use of the risk envelope approach
  • Zonal assessment and national addenda
  • FOCUS groundwater modelling (e.g. with PEARL and PELMO)
  • FOCUS surface water Steps 1, 2 and 3 and risk mitigation with SWAN
  • UK specific environmental exposure assessment requirements (groundwater using FOCUS MACRO, spray drift, buffer zones and drift reduction technology, first tier drainflow and higher tier refinement options, through an introduction to the latest version of Webfram)
  • Common problems with applications
  • Future developments, new data requirements, EFSA activities, PPR opinions and guidance documents

 

Download the programme for the day here

Who should attend?

This course will be specifically designed for those with at least a basic working knowledge of environmental fate and behaviour who want to develop their expertise in this area further.

Venue

The workshop will be held at The Chemicals Regulation Division, 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 on day one and finish around 4:00 pm day two.

Cost

The cost of this course is £670 (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: hsetraining@hse.gov.uk or contact the Training and Events Team at HSE directly on +44 (0)203 028 3704.

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HSE Training and Events
The HSE Science and Research Centre
Harpur Hill
Buxton, Derbyshire
SK17 9JN

E: hsetraining@hse.gov.uk
T: +44 (0)203 028 3704