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Other Swedish authorities who issue rules on pesticides

Authority

Description

The Swedish Work Environment Authority

Manages, among other things, licences and the knowledge requirements for using certain pesticides.

The Code of Statutes of the Swedish Work Environment Authority on pesticides (AFS 1998:6).

The Swedish Board of Agriculture

The Swedish Board of Agriculture works with advisory services and training in the use of pesticides.

The regulations (SJVFS 2007:76) of the Swedish Board of Agriculture concerning knowledge requirements for the use of plant protection products.

The regulations (SJVFS 1999:94) of the Swedish Board of Agriculture concerning the requirement to record the use of pesticides that are particularly harmful for pollinating insects.

The regulations (SJVFS 2001:13) of the Swedish Board of Agriculture concerning packaging of treated seed.

The regulations and general guidelines (SJVFS 2006:18) of the Swedish Board of Agriculture concerning government grants, etc. for the functional testing of agricultural spraying equipment.

National Food Administration

The National Food Administration carries out risk evaluations and assesses limiting values for pesticides in food.

The regulations (SLVFS 2001:30) of the National Food Administration concerning drinking water.

Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for regulations concerning the spread of pesticides in the environment.

The regulations (1997:2) of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency concerning the spread of chemical pesticides.

General guidelines 1997:3 on the Application of the Regulations of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency concerning the spread of chemical pesticides.

General guidelines 2000:7 on the Granting of licences as specified by Section 14 of SNFS 1997:2 for the use of chemical pesticides within water protection areas.

The Public Health Agency of Sweden

The Public Health Agency of Sweden manages, among other things, licences and knowledge requirements for using certain pesticides.

Regulations (FoHMFS 2014:11) of the Public Health Agency of Sweden on Licence to use certain pesticides (in Swedish).

Links to other Swedish authorities 

European authorities

Authority

Description

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

EFSA works with risk assessment in matters of food safety.

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

ECHA manages the registration, evaluation, approval and limiting of chemical substances throughout the EU.

Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection

Ex-ECB supports the work of the member states in evaluating active substances in biocidal products.

European Commission, DG Health and Consumers (Plant Protection Products)

The directorate is responsible, among other tasks, that the EU legislation in the field of plant protection products is updated. It also ensures that the legislation is implemented.

European Commission, DG Environment (Biocides)

The directorate is responsible, among other tasks, that EU legislation in the field of biocidal products is updated and implemented.

Links to the European Union 
Authorities in other countries 

International organisations

Organisation

Description

Organisation for economic cooperation and development (OECD)

The OECD pesticides and biocidal products programme supports authorities in reducing the risks of using plant protection products and biocidal products.

Last review
2014-04-14
Created
2011-09-15