Emergency authorisation Number: 1867 of 2022
EMERGENCY AUTHORISATION OF A PLANT PROTECTION
PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCTS REGULATION (EC) No 1107/2009
Extent of authorisation:
Great Britain and Northern Ireland
60 g / l carfentrazone-ethyl
Product authorisation holder:
FMC Agro Limited (Registered Company no. 01973941)
FMC Agro Limited
Emergency authorisation holder:
The Processors and Growers Research
Organisation (PGRO), The Research Station, Great North Road, Thornhaugh, Peterborough, PE8 6HJ
This Emergency Authorisation starts:
4 August 2022
This Emergency authorisation ends:
(a) for placing on the market and use: 23 September 2022
(b) for storage and disposal of stocks: 28 October 2022
This emergency authorisation can be withdrawn or amended before its end date if the requirements of authorisation under Regulation 1107/2009 are no longer met. The requirements may no longer be met as a result of, for example, new information brought to the attention of the competent authority on the danger necessitating the use of the PPP, the effects of the PPP, or whether use of the PPP is limited and controlled. These examples are not exhaustive.
Digitally signed by: Stephen Thornley
Date: 2022.08.04 10:34:50 Z
HSE Digital Signature
This and the attached Appendices 1 and 2 are signed by the Health and Safety Executive for and on behalf of the Secretary of State.
Date of issue: 4 August 2022
1. This is Emergency authorisation number 1867 of 2022.
2. This Emergency Authorisation will be published on the website of the Chemicals Regulation Division of the HSE.
3. Application reference number: COP 2022/01128
4. Persons using the product to which this Emergency authorisation applies should acquaint themselves with and observe all requirements contained in the Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009.
5. Neither the efficacy nor the phytotoxicity of the product for which this Emergency authorisation has been granted has been assessed and, as such, the user bears the risk in respect of failures concerning its efficacy and phytotoxicity.
6. In this notice Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 means:
In relation to Great Britain, Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 as it has effect in Great Britain.
In relation to Northern Ireland, Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 as it has effect by virtue of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland in the EU withdrawal agreement.
This Emergency Authorisation relates to the use of ‘Spotlight Plus’ (M18698) as a desiccant for use on the crops grown for seed production of field bean, broad bean, combining pea, edible podded pea, vining pea, lentils – dry and lupin. Application is to be made via a conventional hydraulic horizontal boom sprayer in 300 to 450 L water per hectare.
IMPORTANT: When applying this product under the terms of this Emergency authorisation, comply with any resistance guidance or restrictions stated on the product label.
Total reliance on one pesticide will hasten the development of resistance. Pesticides of different chemical types or alternative control measures should be included in the planned programme. Alternating with different modes of action is a recognised antiresistance strategy.
APPENDIX 1: CONDITIONS OF EMERGENCY AUTHORISATION
The conditions below are obligatory. They must be complied with when the product is placed on the market and used pursuant to this Emergency authorisation. Failure to comply with the following conditions is likely to result in the withdrawal or amendment of the Emergency Authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 and may result in other enforcement action, including prosecution.
For the purposes of this Emergency Authorisation only, the conditions and/or requirements shown below supersede any corresponding conditions and/or requirements set out on the label or otherwise provided for under the product authorisation which would otherwise apply.
Field of use: ONLY AS A DESICCANT
(litres product /
Latest time of
Seed crops of:
pea, field bean,
lentils - dry,
lupin, vining pea
When pods are
fully ripe (BBCH
89) and up to 23
the year of
The following Aquatic Buffer Zones must be observed:
Aquatic buffer zone distance (metres):
Seed crops of: broad
combining pea, edible
podded pea, field bean,
lentils - dry, lupin, vining pea
see Environmental Protection Phrases 1
(1) Engineering control of operator exposure must
be used where reasonably practicable in addition
to the following personal protective equipment:
Operators must wear suitable protective
clothing (coveralls) and suitable protective
gloves when handling the concentrate.
(2) However, engineering controls may replace
personal protective equipment if a COSHH
assessment shows that they provide an equal or
higher standard of protection.
(1) Horizontal boom sprayers must be fitted with
three star drift reduction technology for all uses.
(2) Crops/situations with >5m buffer zone:
Since there is a risk to aquatic life from use, direct
spray from horizontal boom sprayers must not be
allowed to fall within the distance specified for the
crop of the top of the bank of any static or flowing
waterbody or within 1m of the top of a ditch which
is dry at the time of application.
Spray must be aimed away from water.
(3) Buffer zones must be measured in accordance
with the guidance set out in the booklet ‘Local
Environment Risk Assessment for Pesticides -
Horizontal Boom Sprayers’ available from HSE
Chemicals Regulation Division’s website and any
amendments made to it.
(4) The results of the LERAP must be recorded in
written form and must be available for a period of
three years for inspection to any person entitled to
exercise enforcement powers under or in
connection with the Plant Protection Products
Regulations 2011 or the Plant Protection Products
(Sustainable Use) Regulations 2012. (An electronic
record will satisfy the requirement for a written
record, providing it is similarly available for
inspection and can be copied).
(5) Extreme care must be taken to avoid spray drift
onto non-crop plants outside of the target area.
Other specific restrictions:
(1) This product must only be applied in
accordance with the terms of this emergency
authorisation, the product label and/or leaflet and
any additional guidance on extensions of
(2) This product must not be applied after 23
(3) This product must not be used on pulse and
legume crops where any part of the crop (including
the seed) is destined for human or animal
consumption (except use of the seed for wild bird or pet food).
(4) Do not use this product on the same area of
land within 12 months of a previous application of a
product containing carfentrazone-ethyl. Do not
apply any product containing carfentrazone-ethyl
within 12 months of using this product on the same area of land.
(5) This product must not be applied via hand- held equipment.
(6) This product must only be applied by a
conventional horizontal boom sprayer fitted with
three-star drift reduction technology for all uses.
(7) Buffer zones greater than 5m are NOT eligible
for buffer zone reduction under the LERAP
(8) Low drift spraying equipment must be operated
according to the specific conditions stated in the
official three-star rating for that equipment as
published on HSE Chemicals Regulation Division’s
website. These operating conditions must be
maintained until 30m from the top of the bank of
any surface water bodies.
APPENDIX 2: GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR AN EMERGENCY AUTHORISATION
Failure to comply with the following conditions could result in the withdrawal or amendment of the Emergency authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 and may result in other enforcement action, including prosecution.
The authorisation holder must immediately notify the Secretary of State if they have any new information on the potentially adverse effects of the authorised product, or of residues of an active substance in that product when used in accordance with the conditions of this Emergency authorisation. Failure to comply with this requirement is an offence.
Provision of information:
The authorisation holder must comply with all requests for information required by, or on behalf of, the Secretary of State in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009.
APPENDIX 3: STEWARDSHIP
This stewardship is prepared in accordance with the specific conditions of this emergency authorisation. It must be followed as a condition of the authorisation.
The terms of the emergency authorisation stewardship are:
- Records must be kept on the location of use of the product to confirm that the use is only in the stated regions. Seed crop batch IDs should be included.This information should be supplied to FMC and the PGRO.
- Records must be kept demonstrating that the use is only on seed crops andthat this has been communicated adequately to growers and through the supply chain.
- Records must be kept as evidence to show that none of the treated crops was fed to humans or livestock.
PGRO technical information
All PGRO Technical Updates have been revised to include the changes in pesticide availability for peas and beans. PGRO publications are available as free downloads from the PGRO web site www.pgro.org User passwords are available on request through the web site.
The information in this publication must not be reproduced without the express written permission from the PGRO.
Information disseminated by the Processors & Growers Research Organisation is given after the exercise of all possible care in compilation, preparation and issue, but is provided without liability in its application or use.