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Information on Pesticides

Information on Pesticides

Approved Pesticides

  1. No person may manufacture, import, store, use, distribute, sell or expose or offer for sale any pesticide other than a pesticide approved by the Board for use in Grenada.
  2. A person who desires to have a pesticide approved under subregulation (1) shall submit, in such form as the Board determines, an application addressed to the secretary of the Board.
  3. Subject to subregulation (5), an application under this Regulation shall state—
    1. the name and address of the applicant and of the manufacturer;
    2. the trade name or proposed trade name of the pesticide;
    3. the common names of all the active ingredients and their percentage content and the percentages and the types of the remaining ingredients of the pesticide;
    4. whether the pesticide is an emulsifiable concentrate, a wet table powder, dust, granule or has any other physical form;
    5. the pests that may be controlled through the use of the pesticide and—
      1. the method and number of application, and
      2. the application rates and the time which should elapse between applications, for the effective control of pest;
    6. the first aid measures to be taken pending medical advice in a case of suspected poisoning by the pesticide and the treatment that should be administered by a medical practitioner;
    7. the toxic effect likely to be caused in persons using or handling that pesticide with special reference to toxic effects likely to be caused by ingestion, by inhalation and by absorption through the skin;
    8. evidence of the fact that use of the pesticide on crops, on produce or on animals in accordance with the instructions given under paragraph (e) would not in any way render food unfit for consumption because of the residues of the pesticide present therein;
    9. the toxic effects the use of that pesticide may have on birds, fish, bees and on other wildlife, domestic animals and beneficial organisms;
    10. the effectiveness of that pesticide in controlling pests having regard to climatic conditions in Grenada;
    11. the methods recommended for analysis of that pesticide;
    12. the methods recommended for analysis in order to ascertain the level of that pesticide and of its residues in crops, animals, produce and animal products; and such other information as the Board requires.
  4. An application under this Regulation shall be accompanied by—
    1. a copy of all labels or of all proposed labels used or intended to be used on the container in which the pesticide is to be packed;
    2. a copy of any instructions or of any proposed instructions accompanying or intended to accompany each package of the pesticide;
    3. a statement setting out any information, additional to that given on the label and additional to that contained in the instructions accompanying the package relating to the safety precautions and the type of clothes, facilities and equipment recommended to prevent hazards to persons using or handling the pesticide; and
    4. a statement as to whether that pesticide is—
      1. approved by any Member State of the Caribbean Community for use in such state and the conditions, if any, attached to its sale, distribution or use in that state, or
      2. being sold for use in its country of origin and whether there are any conditions attached to such use.
  5. Where a pesticide, in respect of which an application is made under this Regulation, has been previously approved as fit for use in a Member State of the Caribbean Community the Board may dispense with the requirements for all or any of the particulars specified in sub-regulations (3) and (4).

Approval for Use

  1. The Board may, after considering an application made under regulation 3, including the taking of expert advice where necessary, approve a pesticide for use in Grenada.
  2. Approval of a pesticide shall be for three years or such shorter period as the Board determines at the end of which period the Board shall review the question of further approval.

License

  1. No person may manufacture or import any pesticide approved by the Board unless he or she first obtains from the Board a license to do so.
  2. An application for such a license shall be in such a form as the Board determines, and shall be accompanied by a fee of twenty-five dollars.
  3. A license issued under this Regulation shall state—
    1. the number of the license;
    2. the trade name of the pesticide;
    3. the common names of all the active ingredients of the pesticide and the percentage of each such ingredient present therein;
    4. the type of formulation;
    5. the name and address of the person to whom the license is issued; and
    6. any conditions regarding the manufacture, importation, storage, use, distribution, sale exposure or offering for sale of the pesticide as the Board determines.
  4. A license shall be valid for such period not exceeding three years as may be specified therein and may be renewed for a further period not exceeding three years as may be specified therein, on payment to the Secretary of a fee of twenty-five dollars and a breach of any condition attached to the license shall be deemed to be a breach of these Regulations.
  5. A license issued under this Regulation shall remain the property of the Crown and its validity shall not be affected by—
    1. any change in the trade name of the pesticide to which the license relates; or
    2. any change in the name or address of the person to whom the license is issued, if such change is communicated to the Board before the expiration of one month after it occurs.

Further details can be viewed under Pesticides Control (Approval of Pesticides) Regulations at Laws of Grenada site.