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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

The Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI) publishes a list of professional seed treatment facilities (dressing sites) on its website. Their quality assurance measures for dust reduction are audited.

Your seed dressing facility 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 inspect your seed treatment facility in an on-site appointment. The basis for the inspection are checklists for the respective crop types.

Registration in the list is valid for 3 years. After 9 to 15 months and 21 to 27 months after registration in the list, there is an intermediate inspection of your seed treatment facility. The registration can be extended for 3 years upon informal application. The prerequisite for this is a successful re-examination in the period of 6 months before the expiry of the validity of the registration.
The aim of the examination is environmental protection and nature conservation. If as little dust with pesticide abrasion as possible is released during seed dressing, storage, transport and sowing, 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 mail. You can submit the application for one or more crops together. The choices are vegetables, cereals, canola, corn and beets.

  • by e-mail:
    • Download the application form from the website of the Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI).
    • Fill it out and send it as a scan with the necessary documents as an attachment by e-mail.
  • by mail:
    • Download the application form from the website of the Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI).
    • Send the signed form with company stamp and the required documents by mail to the Julius Kühn-Institut.
  • The JKI will confirm receipt of your application, check your application and contact you if it needs further documents - for example
    • a schematic diagram and photos of your dressing plant,
    • your procedure in case of faulty dressing or
    • a checklist for the self-audit.
  • In the next step, the JKI will make an appointment with you by phone, e-mail or mail for an on-site inspection.
  • JKI staff will inspect your dressing site during an active seed treatment period. If you have submitted the application for several crop types, the inspection will be based on one seed treatment for one crop type.
  • After a positive test, the JKI will send you a notification of the successful test. In addition, the JKI publishes the name and location of your seed dressing site with the respective crop type on its website.
  • You pay the amount due for the examination.
Requirements

You do not have to meet any prerequisites.

Which documents are required?

As a rule, submit these documents:

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

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

  • Copy of certificate.
  • You do not need to submit any further documents to the JKI.
What are the fees?

The costs are based on the time required for the examination of the documents and for the on-site examination. They are calculated according to the fee schedule of the JKI. The JKI will provide you with the estimated costs before the start of the examination of your staining unit.

Cost framework for 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: 1.080 EUR - 3.360 EUR

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines for you.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Objection

For more information on how to file an appeal, please refer to your notice.

Applications / forms

Forms available: Yes
Written form required: No
Informal application possible: No
Personal appearance required: No

Online services available: No

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

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 mail. You can submit the application for one or more crops together. The choices are vegetables, cereals, canola, corn and beets.

  • by e-mail:
    • Download the application form from the website of the Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI).
    • Fill it out and send it as a scan with the necessary documents as an attachment by e-mail.
  • by mail:
    • Download the application form from the website of the Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI).
    • Send the signed form with company stamp and the required documents by mail to the Julius Kühn-Institut.
  • The JKI will confirm receipt of your application, check your application and contact you if it needs further documents - for example
    • a schematic diagram and photos of your dressing plant,
    • your procedure in case of faulty dressing or
    • a checklist for the self-audit.
  • In the next step, the JKI will make an appointment with you by phone, e-mail or mail for an on-site inspection.
  • JKI staff will inspect your dressing site during an active seed treatment period. If you have submitted the application for several crop types, the inspection will be based on one seed treatment for one crop type.
  • After a positive test, the JKI will send you a notification of the successful test. In addition, the JKI publishes the name and location of your seed dressing site with the respective crop type on its website.
  • You pay the amount due for the examination.

Requirements

You do not have to meet any prerequisites.

Which documents are required?

As a rule, submit these documents:

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

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

  • Copy of certificate.
  • You do not need to submit any further documents to the JKI.

What are the fees?

The costs are based on the time required for the examination of the documents and for the on-site examination. They are calculated according to the fee schedule of the JKI. The JKI will provide you with the estimated costs before the start of the examination of your staining unit.

Cost framework for 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: 1.080 EUR - 3.360 EUR

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines for you.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Objection

For more information on how to file an appeal, please refer to your notice.

Applications / forms

Forms available: Yes
Written form required: No
Informal application possible: No
Personal appearance required: No

Online services available: No

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

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