Cooperation in the North Zone

Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden and Norway cooperate on evaluation of applications for authorisation of plant protection products.

This cooperation is part of the implementation of Regulation No. 1107/2009. The purpose is to share the work and harmonise the evaluations.

A guidance document on procedures and evaluation principles for the North Zone has been developed. In addition separate guidance on risk assessment for birds and mammals and efficacy has been developed. See links below. The documents are updated when needed.

Latest version from November 2020:

Guidance document on work-sharing in the Northern zone - version 9.0 - June 2020

This guidance document is mandatory from the 1st of November 2020.

Previous versions:

Guidance document on work-sharing in the Northern zone - version 8.0 - July 2019

This guidance document is mandatory from the 1st of November 2019.

Guidance document on work-sharing in the Northern zone - version 7.0

This guidance document is mandatory from the 1st of November 2018.

Guidance document on work-sharing in the Northern zone - version 6.0.

This guidance document is mandatory from the 1st of November 2017.

Guidance document on work-sharing in the Northern zone - version 5.0.

This guidance document replaces the version of April 2016, and was mandatory from the 1st of October 2016.

Guidance document on work-sharing in the Northern zone, version 4.0.
This guidance document replaces the version of April 2014, and was mandatory from the 1st of January 2016.

Guidance document on work-sharing in the Northern zone, version 3.0.

This guidance document replaced the version from April 2013 and was mandatory from 1 January 2015.

Risk assessment for birds, mammals and plant protection products

The risk assessment of pesticides with regard to birds and mammals is based on the EU guidance documents.

Sometimes there may be a need to perform a 'higher tier' risk assessment for particular Nordic conditions. To this end, a guidance document has been prepared describing the birds and mammals of relevance in the Nordic Zone and presenting scenarios for a series of use areas. The guidance document has been revised in 2020. Among others, it has been ensured that red-list species are also protected. The background document on red-list species is found here. The document is linked to a spreadsheet to be used in connection with the scenarios. Furthermore, a guidance note on additional higher tier risk assessment options for birds and mammals in Denmark is provided as an appendix in the Framework for assessing pesticides in Denmark found here.

The guidance development was supported by funding from the Nordic Council of Ministers.

 

Current guidance and spreadsheet:

Revised higher tier risk assessment for birds and mammals, April 2020

Spreadsheet for bird mammal GD, April 2020

Please note that further guidance on refinements only relevant for Denmark are given in the Danisk Framework for risk assessment of pesticides (found here).

 

Previous guidance:

Higher tier risk assessment for birds and mammals, 2018.

Spreadsheet for Birds and Mammals from April 2017.

Higher tier risk assessment for birds and mammals, April 2017.

Higher tier risk assessment for birds and mammals, April 2016.

Higher tier risk assessment for birds and mammals, May 2015.

Guidance on risk assessment for Birds and Mammals, April 2014.

Guidance on risk assessment for birds and mammals, April 2013.

 

Previous spreadsheets:

Spreadsheet for Birds and Mammals from May 2016.

Spreadsheet for Birds and Mammals from January 2015.

Spreadsheet for birds and mammals, from April 2013.

 

Evaluation of efficacy in the North Zone

The document aims to specify the requirements for documentation wherever possible. The references in the text apply to Annex III to Directive 93/71/EEC.

The specifications on requirements for documentation and number of trials are intended as a guide to the common requirements for documentation in connection with efficacy evaluation in the North Zone. For the purpose of this document the North Zone is defined as follows; Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden.

 

Guidance on efficacy evaluation in the North Zone.

 Guidance Note on Higher Tier Birds & Mammals Risk Assessment in Denmark