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The revised National action Plan for the Sustainable Use of pesticides in Malta covering the period 2019 - 2023


Mur għall-verżjoni Maltija​

From: ​Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change,
Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government 

Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority)
​Published: ​25 February 2019
Running till: ​17 March 2019
​Last Updated: ​25 February 2019

1.        Background

The adoption of a National Action Plan (NAP) for the sustainable use of pesticides for Malta is an obligation of all Member States, set out under the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive 2009/128/EC of the European Parliament. The Directive is transposed into national legislation by Legal Notice 489 of 2011 of the Laws of Malta.

he NAP, which is required to undergo review at least every five years, describes how the measures pursuant to the obligations of the transposed Directive are to be implemented to support the sustainable use of pesticides in Malta. The NAP lists objectives and measures to reduce risks and impacts of pesticide use on human health and the environment whilst encouraging the development and introduction of integrated pest management and alternative techniques to reduce the dependency on the use of pesticides.

The proposed reviewed NAP for the sustainable use of pesticides covering the period 2019-2023, expands on the framework of the former NAP to improve the previously set
objectives and measures to achieve a better outcome.  It takes account of the social, economic and environmental impacts of the previous actions, in addition to the health of the public, with the main aim to generate an efficient tool to support the sustainable use of pesticides in Malta.

he reviewed NAP consists of 6 main area objectives:​
  1. ​Training, Information and Awareness-raising
  2. Controls on Pesticide Application Equipment
  3. Controls on Handling, Storage and Disposal of Plant Protection Products
  4. Controls on the use of Plant Protection Products in Specified Areas
  5. Integrated Pest Management and alternate low pesticide input pest management strategies
  6. Risk Indicators and Data Gathering​


Submission of input

Submissions must be sent in through the following channels:
By filling the online form below.

By post:      Director General
                  Technical Regulations Division
                  Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority
                  Mizzi House,
                  National Road,
                  Blata l –Bajda

Submissions must be received by 17 March 2019.                                
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