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Plant protection products Act.

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Type of law
Legislation
Date of original text
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Abstract
This Law, as in accordance with Directive 2009/128/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 establishing a framework for Community action to achieve the sustainable use of pesticides (as last amended by Corrigendum to Directive 2009/128/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 establishing a framework for Community action to achieve the sustainable use of pesticides), regulates the placing on the market and use of plant protection products (or PPPs), and determines the National Action Plan for attaining the sustainable use of PPPs, training in PPPs, the inspection of pesticide application equipment, the specific measures regarding the use of PPPs, informing the public as regards PPPs, the professional, expert and research tasks involving PPPs, data collection, data gathering and use of data, the laboratories, penalty provisions, and powers of the authorities responsible for implementing this Act and official control of its implementation and regulations based thereon. This Act further regulates the authorization and granting of permits for PPPs, fees, and the management of record keeping concerning the placing on the market and use of PPPs in implementing Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market and repealing Council Directives 79/117/EEC and 91/414/EEC. The aims of this Act are to ensure that PPPs are used in a manner that facilitates the development of sustainable and competitive agriculture, to ensure a high level of protection of human and animal health and of the environment, to institute mandatory integrated pest management, and to promote alternative approaches to pest control and techniques thereof. Aerial spraying by aircraft shall be prohibited (article 31).
The text is divided into thirteen main Chapters, as follows: I. General provisions; II. Evaluation of active substances and authorization of PPPs; III. National Action Plan; IV. Placing on the market and use of PPPs; V. Training; VI. PPP application equipment; VII. Specific measures; VIII. Notification of the public; IX. Specialist tasks, research activities and laboratories; X. Collection, gathering and use of data; XI. Inspection; XII. Penalty provisions; XIII. Transitional and final provisions.
The National Action Plan shall specify the objectives, measures, indicators and deadlines for achieving the sustainable use of PPPs, so as to reduce the risks and impacts of the use of PPPs on human health and on the environment, to reduce the need for PPPs, and to promote the use of PPPs that are not classified as hazardous substances for aquatic environments in accordance with the regulations governing the classification, identification, labelling and packaging of hazardous preparations, and which do not contain any priority hazardous substances in accordance with the regulations governing the state of surface water.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Entry into force notes
This Act shall enter into force on the fifteenth day following its publication in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia.
Notes
Consolidated version
Repealed
No
Publication reference
Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia 83/2012-35/2023
Source language

English

Legislation Amendment
No
Original title
Zakon o fitofarmacevtskih sredstvih.
Repeals