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EU Consults on Introducing Chlorpyrifos under POPs Convention

Interested parties are invited to comment on the draft risk management evaluation until May 8, 2024.

On March 13, 2024, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) initiated a public consultation on the draft risk management evaluation for chlorpyrifos. Comments are welcome until May 8, 2024.

Chlorpyrifos is a broad-spectrum chlorinated organophosphate insecticide widely used in agriculture and as a  biocide for non-agricultural pests. It has been used on various  crops (corn, soybeans, alfalfa, oranges, wheat, and walnuts)  as well as on lawns and ornamental plants. There are also  public health uses, including adulticidal fogger treatments for  mosquitoes, and the control of fire ants and certain species of  ticks that may transmit diseases. 

EU has proposed to list chlorpyrifos as a persistent organic pollutant (POPs) under Annex A to the Stockholm Convention in 2020. The authority has previously consulted on the scientific dossier and the draft risk profile in 2020 and 2022. 

The consultation details are shown below:

EC No.CAS No.Draft Annex proposalDraft risk profileDraft risk management evaluationDeadline for consultation

1. Draft proposal

2. Supporting information document

1. Draft risk profile
2. Additional information relating to the draft risk profile
1. Draft risk management evaluation
2. Supporting document 1
3. Supporting document 2
May 8, 2024
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