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List of "Seed treatment facilities with quality assurance systems for dust reduction": Apply for inclusion of a seed treatment facility

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

You may only treat seed with certain crop protection products if your seed treatment site produces seed that releases as little dust as possible. If you operate a seed dressing site, you are obliged to have your process technology, procedures and documentation checked.

The Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) publishes a list of professional seed treatment facilities (dressing centers) on its website. Their quality assurance measures for dust reduction are tested.

The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) can issue a risk mitigation measure, a so-called application provision, which refers to the technical application of the respective seed dressing agent, for example NT699-x. Your seed dressing site must be included in the JKI list. Otherwise you may not use certain plant protection products approved by the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL).

Employees of the JKI will inspect your seed treatment facility in an on-site appointment. The inspection is based on checklists for the respective crops.

The entry in the list is valid for 3 years. After 9 to 15 months and 21 to 27 months after entry in the list, there will be an interim inspection of your seed treatment facility. The registration can be extended by 3 years upon informal application. The prerequisite for this is a successful re-examination in the period of 6 months before the registration expires.
The aim of the inspection is to protect the environment and nature. If as little dust with pesticide abrasion as possible is released during the dressing, storage, transportation and sowing of seed, this protects nature.


Process flow

You can submit the application for inclusion in the list of "Seed treatment facilities with quality assurance systems for dust reduction" by e-mail or by post. You can submit the application for one or more crops together. You can choose from vegetables, cereals, rapeseed, maize and beet.

  • by e-mail:
    • Download the application form from the Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) website.
    • Fill it out and send it as a scan with the necessary documents as an attachment by e-mail.
  • by post:
    • Download the application form from the Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) website.
    • Send the signed form with company stamp and the required documents by post to the Julius Kühn Institute (JKI).
  • The JKI will confirm receipt of your application, check your application and contact you if it requires further documents - for example
    • a schematic diagram and photos of your pickling plant,
    • your procedure in the event of faulty pickling or
    • a checklist for the self-audit.
  • In the next step, the JKI will arrange an appointment with you by telephone, e-mail or post for an on-site inspection, unless a certificate has already been submitted, in which case the on-site appointment is not necessary.
  • JKI staff will inspect your seed treatment site during an active seed treatment phase. If you have submitted the application for several crop types, the test will be carried out on the basis of one seed treatment for one crop type.
  • After a positive test, the JKI will send you a notification of successful testing. The JKI will also publish the name and location of your seed treatment site with the respective crop species on its website.
  • You pay the amount due for the test.
Requirements

You do not have to fulfill any requirements.

Which documents are required?

As a rule, you submit these documents:

  • Individual process description for each seed treatment facility with process within the facility. Please also name the persons responsible for sub-processes and submit a flow chart.
  • If you clean the seed independently: Describe the process of previous seed treatment.

If you are already certified by JKI-recognized quality assurance systems for dust reduction:

  • Copy of the certificate
What are the fees?

The costs depend on the time required for the examination of the documents and, if applicable, the on-site examination. They are calculated according to the JKI scale of charges. The JKI will inform you of the expected costs before the start of the examination of your assessment body.

Cost framework for the general processing of the application and inclusion in the list of seed treatment facilities with quality assurance systems for dust reduction: 59.00 EUR - 620.00 EUR

Cost framework for the inspection of the seed treatment facility: 1,000 EUR - 5,000 EUR

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

You do not have to meet any deadlines.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Appeal

You can find more detailed information on how to lodge an objection in your notification.

Author

Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)


Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

Professionally released on

19.04.2024

Teaser

You may only treat seed with certain crop protection products if your seed treatment site produces seed that releases as little dust as possible. If you operate a seed dressing site, you are obliged to have your process technology, procedures and documentation checked.

Process flow

You can submit the application for inclusion in the list of "Seed treatment facilities with quality assurance systems for dust reduction" by e-mail or by post. You can submit the application for one or more crops together. You can choose from vegetables, cereals, rapeseed, maize and beet.

  • by e-mail:
    • Download the application form from the Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) website.
    • Fill it out and send it as a scan with the necessary documents as an attachment by e-mail.
  • by post:
    • Download the application form from the Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) website.
    • Send the signed form with company stamp and the required documents by post to the Julius Kühn Institute (JKI).
  • The JKI will confirm receipt of your application, check your application and contact you if it requires further documents - for example
    • a schematic diagram and photos of your pickling plant,
    • your procedure in the event of faulty pickling or
    • a checklist for the self-audit.
  • In the next step, the JKI will arrange an appointment with you by telephone, e-mail or post for an on-site inspection, unless a certificate has already been submitted, in which case the on-site appointment is not necessary.
  • JKI staff will inspect your seed treatment site during an active seed treatment phase. If you have submitted the application for several crop types, the test will be carried out on the basis of one seed treatment for one crop type.
  • After a positive test, the JKI will send you a notification of successful testing. The JKI will also publish the name and location of your seed treatment site with the respective crop species on its website.
  • You pay the amount due for the test.

Requirements

You do not have to fulfill any requirements.

Which documents are required?

As a rule, you submit these documents:

  • Individual process description for each seed treatment facility with process within the facility. Please also name the persons responsible for sub-processes and submit a flow chart.
  • If you clean the seed independently: Describe the process of previous seed treatment.

If you are already certified by JKI-recognized quality assurance systems for dust reduction:

  • Copy of the certificate

What are the fees?

The costs depend on the time required for the examination of the documents and, if applicable, the on-site examination. They are calculated according to the JKI scale of charges. The JKI will inform you of the expected costs before the start of the examination of your assessment body.

Cost framework for the general processing of the application and inclusion in the list of seed treatment facilities with quality assurance systems for dust reduction: 59.00 EUR - 620.00 EUR

Cost framework for the inspection of the seed treatment facility: 1,000 EUR - 5,000 EUR

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

You do not have to meet any deadlines.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Appeal

You can find more detailed information on how to lodge an objection in your notification.

Author

Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)


Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

Professionally released on

19.04.2024

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