The assessment of the environmental fate and behaviour of plant protection products is a critical part of the evaluation process under the European regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. We have extensive experience in higher tier exposure assessments of active substances and metabolites for the soil, surface water, groundwater and air environmental compartments. Together with in-house expertise in environmental modelling, field fate and spatial analysis, we offer a combination of specialist skills to propose options for refinement of modelling parameters. Favourable outcomes have been achieved through use of refined parameters, for example, resulting from kinetic analysis of soil dissipation data, measurement of drift and runoff parameters in the field, or contextualisation of results. This integrated approach provides solutions to address environmental fate regulatory issues.
E-fate and higher tier field studies
CEA are uniquely placed to provide our clients with ‘real world’ data to aid in regulatory submissions by undertaking higher-tier bespoke field studies specific to individual needs.
The availability of field derived (compound specific) data is becoming a crucial factor in demonstrating compliance with regulatory endpoints in situations not satisfactorily covered by current modeling frameworks. This is especially true when dealing with non-standard scenarios, compounds and uses.
CEA specialists are leaders in the design and execution of higher-tier field monitoring studies providing robust data sets in support of regulatory submissions. Our experienced team conduct GLP compliant studies at the laboratory, semi-field, field and catchment scale; aimed at quantifying pesticide residues in air, surface/ground water and soil.
Working closely with you to fully understand and identify your needs, we have a proven track record in designing and executing bespoke higher-tier field studies to suit your specific regulatory/post submission requirements for plant protection products and other chemicals.