Evaluation Manuals

The Evaluation Manual is a technical instructions and gives information on assessment standards, assessment framework, and calculation models that are used to conduct the assessments.

Ctgb developed a special evaluation manual for Biopesticides; below you will find the EM for conventional PPP.

Evaluation Manual – version 2021-2: the latest version

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.

Version 2021-2, published in April 2021.

EU Evaluation framework and national parts:

  1. General Introduction
  2. Physical-Chemical properties
  3. Analytical Methods
  4. Human Toxicology
  5. Residues
  6. Environmental Fate & Behaviour
  7. Ecotoxicology
  8. Efficacy

Previous versions of the Evaluation manual

Version Control 2021

Version control

EU Chapters

Jan '21

April'21

1. General introduction and Generic aspects
2. Physical chemical properties
3. Analytical Methods
4. Human toxicology; mammalian toxicology
4. Human toxicology; risk operator, worker, bystander and resident 
5. Residues; residue dossier Version 2.7
5. Residues; risk consumer
6. Fate and behaviour in the environment; behaviour in soil; persistence
6. Fate and behaviour in the environment; behaviour in soil; leaching Version 2.5
6. Fate and behaviour in the environment; behaviour in
surface water, sediment and sewage treatment plants (STP)
6. Fate and behaviour in the environment; behaviour in air
7. Ecotoxicology; general introduction an combination toxicology Version 2.3
7. Ecotoxicology; aquatic
7. Ecotoxicology; terrestrial; bees
7. Ecotoxicology; terrestrial; birds and mammals
7. Ecotoxicology; terrestrial; soil organisms
7. Ecotoxicology; terrestrial; non target arthropods and plants
8. Efficacy

NL Chapters

1. General introduction and Generic aspects Version 2.3
2. Physical chemical properties
3. Analytical Methods
4. Human toxicology; risk operator, worker and bystander
Appendix 1 to chapter 4 Human toxicology;
Risk operator, worker and bystander; field use scenario list
5. Residues; residue dossier
5. Residues; risk consumer
6. Fate and behaviour in the environment; behaviour in soil; persistence
6. Fate and behaviour in the environment; behaviour in soil; leaching Version 2.5
6. Fate and behaviour in the environment; behaviour in
surface water, sediment and sewage treatment plants (STP)
6. Fate and behaviour in the environment; behaviour in air
7. Ecotoxicology; aquatic
7. Ecotoxicology; terrestrial; bees
7. Ecotoxicology; terrestrial; birds and mammals
7. Ecotoxicology; terrestrial; soil organisms
7. Ecotoxicology; terrestrial; non target arthropods and plants
8. Efficacy
8. Efficacy; crop definition DTG v 2.2; to be used from September 2019
8. Efficacy; crop definition DTG v 2.1; to be used till September 2019
8. Efficacy; guidance for updating to DTG vesion 2.2 (was-wordt lijst)
8. Efficacy; crop definition DTG 2.0
8. Efficacy; crop cycle list NL/Eng
8. Efficacy; DTW lijst v 2.0
8. Efficacy; spray volume list v 2.0
8. Efficacy; dipping fluid up take by flower bulbs
8. Efficacy; extrapolation document for ornamentals
(in Dutch, translation follows a.s.a.p.)
8. Efficacy; extrapolation document for crops other then ornamentals
(in Dutch, translation follows a.s.a.p.)
8. Efficacy; Sowing denities list (in Dutch)
Version number 2021-1 2021-2

Version control 2016 - 2020