Emergency Use

A Member State (MS) may authorise, for a period not exceeding 120 days, the placing on the market of a plant protection product (PPP) which is not currently authorised, where it is deemed absolutely necessary to control a pest where no other means of chemical control is available.  It should be noted that such authorisations will only be issued where that use exists elsewhere in the EU, and a human and environmental health risk assessment is available and deemed acceptable.

A new EU application management system will be introduced in the coming months.  Applicants should familiarise themselves with this system for emergency use applications. Further information will be included when this system is fully operational.

Application for an emergency use of a plant protection product (PPP) must be made to:

E-mail:                  pcs@agriculture.gov.ie

Telephone:             00-353-1-6157552

Fax:                      00-353-1-6157575

Postal:                  Pesticide Registration & Control Division
                            Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine,
                            Backweston Campus,
                            Young’s Cross,
                            Co. Kildare,