Emamectin benzoate (EmBz) - environmental quality standard (EQS) - implementation: consultation

Sets out our directions to the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) on the application of a new environmental quality standard (EQS) for Emamectin benzoate (EmBz). We are seeking views on the timescale SEPA should implement to apply the new EQS reducing the discharge limits for these farms.


1. The standard recommended by UKTAG are in ng of EmBz per kilogram of dried sediment rather than wet sediment. This provides for scientific consistency in the measurement of the standard and is now normal practice in setting sediment EQSs.


Email: waterenvironment@gov.scot

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