Plant protection equipment; application for recognition as inspection body

The Offices for Food, Agriculture and Forestry (ÄELF) with additional tasks in the field of plant cultivation check with the applicant whether all requirements necessary to be able to inspect plant protection equipment are fulfilled. If all the requirements for recognition are met, they grant recognition as an inspection body for plant protection equipment.

Description

All plant protection equipment in use for area or space crops must be inspected at intervals of six calendar half-years.

The inspection of plant protection equipment is carried out by officially recognised inspection bodies. The activity as inspection body is mostly carried out by agricultural machinery workshops.

The ÄELF with additional tasks in the field of plant cultivation are responsible for recognising inspection bodies for plant protection equipment. They check with the applicant whether all the requirements necessary to be able to inspect plant protection equipment are met. If all the conditions for recognition are met, they grant recognition as an inspection body for plant protection equipment.

Prerequisites

Commercial establishments shall, on application, be approved as inspection bodies for carrying out checks on plant protection equipment if

  1. the establishment offers the assurance that the checks are carried out accurately and reliably
  2. the establishment employs a sufficient number of persons who are technically qualified for the inspection of plant protection equipment
  3. the establishment has at its disposal the equipment necessary for the inspection work, and
  4. the enterprise ensures readiness for inspection in agreement with the competent authority.

The more detailed requirements result from § 2 sentence 2 in conjunction with Appendix 1 of the Ordinance on the Performance of Inspections of Plant Protection Equipment.

Processing time

The procedure for recognition as a control body must be completed by the competent authority within three months of the submission of the complete dossier. The time limit may be extended once by two months if justified by the difficulty of the matter.

Required documents

  • Proof of registration in the Handicrafts Register or of membership of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • the name, address and photograph of the persons assigned to the control activity, proof of their professional training and successful participation in a training course

    A person is technically suitable if he has completed training in the agricultural machinery or blacksmith trade, e.g. as an agricultural machinery mechanic, has successfully taken part in a training course in which knowledge and skills about the technical plant protection requirements and about the function and setting of the plant protection equipment are imparted, has the necessary reliability and has at least one year's specialist work experience.

  • Details of the intended place of inspection

    Suitability includes, in particular, adequate protection against the effects of the weather

  • evidence of the availability of suitable collection and return facilities for the control liquid
  • Proof of the availability of the necessary control equipment
  • Evidence of the measurement accuracy of the test equipment

Fees

  • For the recognition as an inspection body for plant protection equipment, fees of 100 to 500 EURO are charged (List of Costs Tariff No. 6.II.3/7).

Remedy

Opposition procedure (optional); filing an opposition

(optional) opposition procedure

Status: 08.06.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Forsten

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