Stichting Natuur en Milieu v. College voode toelating van gewasbeschermingsmiddelen en biociden

January 31, 2005
Final judgment
European Union, Luxembourg

Environmental NGOs
Stichting Natuur en Milieu, Vereniging Milieudefensie, Vereniging Goede Waar & Co.
Council for the authorization of phytopharmaceutical and biocidal products (CTB)
B. N. Kloostra

EU court
Propamocarb, Previcur N
Preliminary ruling on the interpretation of Council Directive 91/414/EEC of 15 July 1991 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market and Directive 2003/4/EC on public access to environmental information.
Court (Fourth Chamber) of Luxembourg, European Union
Request for a preliminary ruling (EU)

December 16, 2010
Partially Positive
The term ‘environmental information’ must be interpreted as including information submitted within the framework of a national procedure for the authorisation or the extension of the authorisation of a plant protection product.

Because the defendant had refused to disclose information regarding residues and efficacy of the pesticide propamocarb on or in lettuce, the request for a preliminary ruling concerns the interpretation of the Directives concerning the placing on the market of plant protection products and public access to environmental information.