…Biocides Review Programme Regulation enters into force

The new regulation for the systematic examination of existing active substances in biocidal products entered into force on 30 October 2014. It describes processes for changing the participating company or companies, and allows new active substance and product-type combinations to be added in specific cases.

European Chemicals Agency. New Biocides Review Programme Regulation enters into force. ECHA/NA/14/48. 30 October 2014. http://echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/title/new-biocides-review-programme-regulation-enters-into-force

 

 

…Transitional guidance on the evaluation of environmental risk mitigation measures (RMM)

ECHA has published transitional guidance for five product types (PTs) – disinfectants for: human hygiene (PT1), veterinary hygiene (PT3), food and feed areas (PT4), and drinking water (PT5), together with disinfectants and algaecides not intended for direct application to humans or other animals (PT2). Transitional guidance documents were initiated under the “old” Biocidal Products Directive. Because they have been finalised before relevant new Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) guidance documents have been fully developed, they are being made available until such time as new BPR documents are ready for publication.

European Chemicals Agency (2014). Transitional guidance on evaluation of environmental RMM for disinfectants product type 1-5. http://echa.europa.eu/guidance-documents/guidance-on-biocides-legislation/transitional-guidance?panel=pt15

 

 

…New Summary Product Characteristic (SPC) editor for biocides authorisation

A new online tool has been launched by ECHA for use by companies and authorities to authorise products or families of products under the BPR.

European Chemicals Agency. New Summary Product Characteristic (SPC) editor for biocides authorisation. ECHA/NA/14/47. 28 October 2014. http://echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/title/new-summary-product-characteristic-editor-for-biocides-authorisation

 

The above items were taken from the December 2014 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

 

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