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Guidance on how in-situ biocides should be managed under the BPR

Final guidance on how in-situ biocides should be managed under the BPR was agreed at the March CA meeting. Discussions on how in-situ biocides should be regulated under the EU Biocides legislation has taken many years to resolve, due in part to the complex nature of this group of biocides.

The paper endorsed will allow a number of in-situ systems which were not specifically mentioned in the BPD Review Regulation to remain on the market.  Due to redefinition or the fact that they were considered out of scope of the BPD will facilitate these systems to be taken over and supported by industry.

The next step is for ECHA to publish an open invitation for companies to take over the role of review programme participant for those substance/precursor/product-type combinations, which have been renamed or redefined. Companies will then have 12 months to notify the agency of their interest.

At the meeting in mid-March it was also decided to remove one section of the paper that addressed the case of specific in-situ active substances generated by use of a technology without the supply of a chemical precursor, such as ozone generation from ambient air. Additional discussions will be needed to resolve the position of these systems under the BPR.

For further information on the BPR contact JSC on  +44 (0)1423 520245, enquiries@jsci.co.uk

Published 26th March 2015
Categories Biocides, News
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