The Commission published an Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/2364 of 2 December 2022 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the extension of the approval period of the active substance glyphosate.
On 10 May 2022 EFSA and the European Chemicals Agency (‘ECHA’) informed the Commission that the adoption of the conclusion on the peer review of the risk assessment of glyphosate by the Authority would be delayed with the adoption date foreseen not before July 2023. This means that no decision on the renewal of the approval of glyphosate can be taken before 15 December 2022.
Given that the assessment of the active substance glyphosate has therefore been delayed for reasons beyond the control of the applicant, it is necessary to extend the approval period of that active substance to provide the time necessary to complete the assessment required in order to take a decision on the application for a renewal of its approval.
In case the Commission is to adopt a Regulation providing that the approval of glyphosate is not renewed because the approval criteria are not satisfied, the Commission is to set the expiry date at the same date as before this Regulation or at the date of the entry into force of the Regulation providing that the approval of glyphosate is not renewed, whichever date is later. In case the Commission is to adopt a Regulation providing for the renewal of the approval of glyphosate, the Commission will endeavour to set, as appropriate under the circumstances, the earliest possible application date.
The expiration of approval of glyphosate is replaced by ‘15 December 2023’.
This Regulation shall enter into force on the seventh day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union (published 05.12.2022).