Are you preparing for the new EU legislation applying from 1 September 2013? Or perhaps you still need help in complying with BPD 98/8/EC? Either way, let bibra help you through the legislative maze. The Biocidal Products Directive (98/8/EC) aims to harmonise the European market for biocidal products and their active substances. At the same time it aims to provide a high level of protection for humans, animals and the environment.
Biocides - products used in a variety of industries to control unwanted organisms, such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, insects and certain animals considered as pests – are currently regulated in Europe under the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) (98/8/EC). A new regime will be implemented from September 2013 under the Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) No 528/2012.
The BPD aims to harmonise the European market for biocidal products and their active substances and at the same time provide a high level of protection for humans, animals and the environment. The legislation requires the submission and evaluation of data on the active ingredient(s) including that relating to the toxicity to humans, and the toxicity and fate in the environment. Both existing and new active substances are covered so that, ultimately, all biocidal products will need to be authorised before they can be placed on the market.
The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), Regulation (EU) 528/2012 will replace the current Directive 98/8/EC. The new regulation will apply from 1 September 2013 and includes provisions for the mandatory sharing of animal toxicity data. The new regime will involve the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in the evaluation and authorisation of active substances and products. Further information can be found by visiting the ECHA website at http://www.echa.europa.eu/regulations/biocidal-products-regulation.
Twenty-two broad “product types” will be regulated by the BPR, covering:
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