…ECHA publishes official Article 95 list for biocides

In accordance with Article 95 of the BPR, ECHA has published a list of relevant active substances, and substance and product suppliers, to “ensure the equal treatment of persons placing active substances on the market”. As from 1 September 2015, “a biocidal product consisting of, containing or generating a relevant substance, included in the Article 95 list, shall not be made available on the market unless either the substance supplier or the product supplier is included in this list for the product-type(s) to which the product belongs”.

European Chemicals Agency. Article 95 List. Prepared as of 24 September 2014. http://echa.europa.eu/information-on-chemicals/active-substance-suppliers


…ECHA publishes a practical guide on the BPR

ECHA’s practical guide aims to help companies better fulfil their obligations under the BPR. It describes what these obligations are, who they concern, the information required, and the relevant timelines, deadlines and fees.

European Chemicals Agency (2014). Practical guide on Biocidal Products Regulation. ECHA-14-B-19-EN. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/21742587/pg_on_bpr_en.pdf


…Ten opinions adopted by Biocidal Products Committee

The BPC has adopted opinions concerning the approval of four active substances as various product types (PTs):

Clothianidin as PT 18 (insecticides, acaricides and products to control other arthropods).

Glutaraldehyde as:

  • PT 2 (private area and public health area disinfectants and other biocidal products)
  • PT 3 (veterinary hygiene biocidal products)
  • PT 4 (food and feed area disinfectants)
  • PT 6 (in-can preservatives)
  • PT 11 (preservatives for liquid-cooling and processing systems)
  • PT 12 (slimicides)

N,N’-Methylenebismorpholine as:

  • PT 6
  • PT 13 (metalworking-fluid preservatives)

2-Methylisothiazol-3(2H)-one (MIT) as PT 13.

European Chemicals Agency (2014). The Biocidal Products Committee adopts 10 opinions. ECHA/NA/14/45. http://echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/title/the-biocidal-products-committee-adopts-10-opinions

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

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