Pesticide News: June 1999
According to Marc Debois, responsible for the environmental pesticide policy at the Environment Directorate General (DGXI) of the European Commission, the guidance documents for the Biocides Product Directive are at various stages of preparation and will be adopted before the implementation of the Directive which is in May 2000. The 1st regulation for the review evaluation programme should be adopted in 1999. Hopefully we will be able to start to evaluate individual substances by 2001. Currently a list of existing biocidal active ingredients is being prepared which will be published in 1999.