College voor de toelating van gewasbeschermingsmiddelen en biociden

Evaluation Manual

The Ctgb publishes Evaluation Manuals, which are technical work instructions, developed mainly for internal use. The Evaluation Manual describes the assessment framework used by the Ctgb for the assessment of applications for authorization of plant protection products. Data requirements, risk assessment methodologies and approval criteria are discussed in the Evaluation Manual, which combines the collective context of laws and regulations, policies, and the guidance documents that describe the methodology for assessment of plant protection products and active substances. The Evaluation Manual presents the European evaluation framework, with an additional section on the national framework. Requirements related to Dutch specific elements are listed in the latter section.

The manuals are periodically updated in accordance with new legislation and guidances. They are published in English. In this version of the Evaluation Manual for each chapter a change log is added in which the adjustments in comparison to the previous version are disclosed. In the manuals reference is made to external sources by hyperlinks.

Evaluation Manual – version 2.1

Published October 2016; repealing PPP Evaluation Manual v2.0.

EU Evaluation framework and national parts:

  1. General Introduction
  2. Physical-Chemical properties
  3. Analytical Methods
  4. Human Toxicology: version 2.1 (October, 2016) and version 2.2. (March 2017)
  5. Residues
  6. Environmental Fate & Behaviour
  7. Ecotoxicology: version 2.1 (October, 2016) and version 2.2. (April 2017)
  8. Efficacy

Older versions of the Evaluation manual

For plant protection product applications submitted before October 2016, see previous versions of the manual.