In 2012, EFSA has published a guidance opinion on the exposure of soil organisms at the EU level. In the period 2013 2017 an EFSA workgroup has been working to translate this guidance opinion into final guidance in the format of a cookbook. The working group has already finalized the guidance for this exposure assessment. In 2018 the EFSA Workgroup is going to work on the comparison of the new exposure assessment methodology with the old methodology. In 2018 a FOCUSPEARL software package will be delivered that supports calculations using the newly developed soil exposure scenarios as well as calculations using the FOCUS groundwater scenarios. Thereafter an ascii version of EuroGeoPEARL (GeoPEARL_EU) will be developed.
The products of this project in 2018 are:
a) Contributions to the EFSA document on the comparison of the assessment methodologies
b) A FOCUSPEARL version that supports calculations for the soil exposure scenarios as well as groundwater scenarios
c) an ascii version of GeoPEARL_EU to support higher tier assessments of the exposure of soil organisms for perennial crops.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/14 → 31/12/18|