Kit de Herramientas para el Registro de Plaguicidas

Overview of criteria for environmental risks

This section deals with registration criteria as they relate to environmental risks.
It first summarises the country/region specific legislative criteria relating to the environment that must be met in deciding whether to register/not register a pesticide. It includes weblinks to the applicable legislation.

It also outlines the principles applied in determining whether the environmental risks in relation to:

  • ground water
  • surface water and aquatic species (fish and shrimp)
  • bees
  • soil (earthworms, other soil macro-organisms and soil micro-organisms)

are acceptable.

Links to the applicable guidelines and manuals and information about the context for the criteria are provided.

Environmental risks






General applicability


Groundwater risks

Surface water risks

Risks for bees

Risks for soil organisms