Format of the day / Target AudienceThis 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. The course 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 course 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. The course 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.
Topics of discussionIt is proposed that the training will cover areas such as:
- 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, including an introduction to the latest version of Webfram)
- Common problems with applications
- Future developments, new data requirements, EFSA activities, PPR opinions and guidance documents
RegistrationsA programme and full details of the day are available on the events section of the CRD website (please note we reserve the right to amend the content if appropriate, without prior notification).
If you would like to register for either workshop, please contact our administration team at email@example.com to request an application form. For more information, visit www.pesticides.gov.uk