…ECHA releases update to its SPC editor

ECHA has updated its Summary Product Characteristic editor tool to support biocidal product authorisations.

European Chemicals Agency (2015). Summary of Product Characteristic (SPC) editor updated. ECHA/NI/15/10. http://echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/title/summary-of-product-characteristic-spc-editor-updated


…Revised working procedure for biocidal active substances

Responsibilities and timelines have been clarified for the revised procedure.

European Chemicals Agency. Working procedure for active substance approval. Version 2.0. 6 February 2015. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/4221979/bpc_working_procedure_active_substance_en.pdf


…Updated guidance on the environmental assessment of biocides

An update to ECHA’s guidance describes the information required for the assessment of the ecotoxicology and environmental fate of biocidal products and their active substances.

European Chemicals Agency. Guidance on the Biocidal Products Regulation. Volume IV: Environment. Part A: Information requirements. Version 1.1. November 2014. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/15623299/bpr_guidance_ir_part_vol_iv_part_a_en.pdf


…Guidance on biocide efficacy assessment

A new transitional guidance report is available on the efficacy assessment of wood preservatives (product type 8).

European Chemicals Agency. Transitional guidance on the Biocidal Products Regulation. Transitional guidance on efficacy assessment for product type 8 wood preservatives. March 2015. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/15623299/biocides_transitional_guidance_effifacy_wood_preservatives_pt8_en.pdf


…List of pending Article 95 applications published by ECHA

As from 1 September 2015,“a biocidal product cannot be made available on the EU market unless either the substance supplier or the product supplier is included in the Article 95 list for the [product type] to which [it] belongs”. ECHA’s recently-published list of pending applications concerns cases for which the Agency is yet to make a decision.

European Chemicals Agency (2015). ECHA publishes list of pending Article 95 applications. ECHA/NA/15/09. http://echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/title/echa-publishes-list-of-pending-article-95-applications


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


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