…New version of R4BP 3 now available

The latest version (3.2) of the Register for Biocidal Products includes 27 new features to enhance its usability and productivity. Most of the R4BP 3 submission manuals have also been updated.

European Chemicals Agency (2014). New improved version of R4BP 3 now available. ECHA/NA/14/51. http://echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/title/new-improved-version-of-r4bp-3-now-available

Submission manuals available at http://echa.europa.eu/support/dossier-submission-tools/r4bp/biocides-submission-manuals



…Updated guidance on biocidal products regulation

ECHA has published Version 2.0 of its guidance on active substances and suppliers (Article 95 list). The new version explains the obligations for companies in light of the revisions to Article 95 which came into force on 25 April 2014.

European Chemicals Agency (2014). Guidance on the Biocidal Products Regulation. Volume V, Guidance on active substances and suppliers (Article 95 list). Version 2.0. December 2014. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/15623299/biocides_guidance_active_substance_suppliers_en.pdf



…New opinions adopted by the Biocidal Products Committee

The BPC recently adopted several opinions concerning the approval of active substances as various product types (PTs), including:

  • 5-chloro-2-(4-chlorophenoxy)-phenol (DCPP) as PT 1 (human hygiene biocidal products), 2 (private area and public health area disinfectants and other biocidal products) and 4 (food and feed area disinfectants)
  • hexaflumuron as PT 18 (insecticides, acaricides and products to control other arthropods)
  • 3-iodo-2-propynyl butyl carbamate (IPBC) as PT 13 (metalworking-fluid preservatives)
  • potassium sorbate as PT 8 (wood preservatives)
  • propiconazole as PT 7 (film preservatives)

The Committee also confirmed the status of piperonyl butoxide (PBO) as an active substance.

European Chemicals Agency (2014). The Biocidal Products Committee adopts 8 opinions. ECHA/NA/14/53. http://echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/title/the-biocidal-products-committee-adopts-8-opinions

The above items were taken from the January/February 2015 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)


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