EU Biocides Regulation 528/2012 (EU BPR) – ECHA’s open invitations following withdrawal of support for Didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC (C8-10)) (product type 5), Performic acid generated from formic acid and hydrogen peroxide (product types 3, 5 and 6), Formic acid (product types 11 and 12) and Silver Copper Zeolite (product type 5) from the biocides active substance review program

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that the following active substance/product type combinations are no longer considered to be supported in the biocides active substance review program: Didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC (C8-10)) (CAS No. 68424-95-3) for product type 5; Performic acid generated from formic acid and hydrogen peroxide for product types 3, 5 and 6; Formic acid (CAS No. 64-18-6) for product types 11 and 12; and Silver Copper Zeolite (CAS No. 130328-19-7) for product type 5. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published an open invitation/, which allows interested companies to take over the role of participant for the above active substance/product type combinations. Interested companies should complete the notification procedure in Article 17/ of the Review Regulation by the 30 September 2016. Notifications should be submitted to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), via R4BP/. If no-one takes over the role of participant, these active substance/product type combinations will be subject to a non-approval decision and products containing them for the affected product types will have to be removed from the market.

HSE Biocides e-bulletin, 16 November 2015 ;http://www.hse.gov.uk/ ;