Union Authorisation of biocidal products – new European Commission report

The European Commission has issued a report providing an overview of current applications for Union Authorisation of biocidal products. Union Authorisation, a concept introduced by the Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) 528/2012 (the BPR), aims at facilitating the making available on the market throughout the EU of certain biocidal products with similar conditions of use in all Member States. Applications can be submitted under Article 43 of the BPR or under Article 4 of the Same Biocidal Products (SBP) Regulation (EU)…

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Scientific criteria for endocrine disruptors published

The EU regulation on Plant Protection Products (PPP), Regulation (EC) No. 1107/2009, has been amended to include the recently established scientific criteria for the determination of endocrine-disrupting properties. Although the existing legislation protects consumers from endocrine disruptors, no formal criteria have been established to identify these substances. Last year, EU Member States voted to adopt the scientific criteria proposed by the European Commission under the PPP legislation and the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR). For biocides, the criteria were published in…

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Prague Biocides Conference, 21 – 22 June 2018

Kerona Scientific are attending the Prague Biocides Conference on 21 – 22 June 2018.  This conference will focus on SME’s and review the progress on active substance approvals.  This conference promises to be an ideal meeting place for a wide range of EU regulators, experts and industry participants from across Europe.    The 2018 programme will focus on the experience and challenges of SMEs in respect to Mutual Recognition procedures and further progress made in active substance approvals.  In addition…

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Biocides Symposium Berlin May 2018

Susan Healy recently attended the Chemical Watch Biocides Symposium in Berlin. This was a very interesting conference with a broad range of presentations on the authorisation of biocidal products within the Biocidal Product Regulation.  Speakers included representatives from various member state bodies and from ECHA.  Some consultants in the field also spoke of their experience of the BPR system.  Some key topics discussed included the biocidal product family approach, the challenges of planning efficacy testing and the practical implications of…

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