In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009, a dossier for the renewal of the approval of glyphosate was submitted by the Glyphosate Renewal Group (GRG, the applicant) to the Assessment Group for Glyphosate (AGG) on 8 June 2020.
AGG consists of the competent authorities of France, Hungary, The Netherlands and Sweden that jointly act as the Rapporteur Member State (RMS) for Glyphosate.
After a thorough evaluation of the dossier, AGG released a draft Renewal Assessment Report (dRAR) on 15 June 2021.
Comments on the dRAR were collected from other Member States, EFSA, GRG and other interested parties through a public consultation from 23 September 2021 to 22 November 2021. Based on the dRAR and the received comments, EFSA identified the need for additional information in various technical areas, including residues. The applicant was given the opportunity to address this EFSA request during a one month “stop-the-clock” period (which ended on 14 April 2022).
The information that was provided by the applicant during the stop-the-clock was evaluated by the AGG and included, as appropriate, in an updated version of the dRAR. It will be further discussed during expert meetings in the context of the peer review.
- The purpose of this document is to provide a summary of the information provided by the applicant during the stop-the-clock to address the EFSA requests concerning residues. More specifically this information was about:
- The extraction efficiency of the various residue analytical methods for plant and animal matrices (new study submitted)
- The storage stability studies in plant and animal matrices
- The plant and livestock metabolism studies
- The possibility to use data generated with the glyphosate trimesium variant to support the use of other variants (i.e. glyphosate acid, glyphosate potassium, glyphosate ammonium, glyphosate isopropyl ammonium, glyphosate dimethyl ammonium)
- The residues in primary crops (representative uses)
- The residues in livestock commodities
- The nature of residues in processed commodities
- The residues in rotational crops (new study submitted)
- The residues in honey (new study submitted)
For more details, please refer to the documents submitted in the context of the stop-the-clock.