Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Ceisteanna (610)

Peter Fitzpatrick

Ceist:

610. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an application for a PCS number by a company (details supplied). [37393/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Biocidal products may only be marketed and used in Ireland once they are registered with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) and are entered on the “Product Register” in accordance with Regulation 20 of Statutory Instrument 427 of 2013. The process for registering biocidal products aims to ensure that the making available on the Irish market of such products does not result in harmful effects on human or animal health or unacceptable effects on the environment.

All applications received for registration of biocide products types are processed in chronological order. When an application for a biocide notification is submitted to the Pesticide Controls Division of DAFM and the application fee is paid, the application is processed as soon as possible and typically within 12 weeks.

 In relation to the applications mentioned, the applications and fees were received on 10th May 2021 and 30th June 2021.  Officials from the Pesticide Controls Division of DAFM will be in direct contact with the applicant as required during the registration process.

Question No. 611 answered with Question No. 608.