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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 defines the authorisation of PPPs as two level procedure.


Active substances used in PPPs are evaluated and approved on the level of European Commission. EFSA and Member States are involved in this procedure.


The active substance can be approved if it complies with prescribed criteria and the evaluation outcome in accordance with current scientific and technical knowledge shows, that PPPs comprising this active substance will comply with the Annex II of the Regulation(EC) 1107/2009.


More on Evaluation of AS.


Pesticide Properties DataBase  - PPDB:


This is the database on toxicological and ecotoxicological properties of about 1150 active substances, 700 metabolites and 100 other substances which have been used or had been used in the past in PPPs on the EU market. It has been developed by a research group for agriculture and the environment at Hertfodshire University in the UK (Environmental Management for Agriculture - EMA; and FOOTPRINT (2006-2009)). University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical faculty, Centre for soil and environment protection have been involved in the project and Slovene translation is a part of the database.


The Administration enabled the free access to the database PPDB.


Plant Protection Products are authorised in Member States after the approval of active substances at EU level. Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 has implemented three EU zones, zonal authorisation and mutual recognition within the zones.