EU Biocides Regulation 528/2012 (EU BPR) – Public consultations on two biocidal active substances

Under the EU Biocides Regulation 528/2012 (EU BPR), if the evaluating Competent Authority concludes in its evaluation that an active substance meets the criteria for substitution of Article 10 (1) of EU BPR, before submitting its opinion to the Commission on the approval or renewal of the approval of an active substance, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will make publicly available information on the active substances identified as potential candidates for substitution. Public consultations are now launched by ECHA for the following active substances:

  • Polyhexamethylene biguanide with a mean number-average molecular weight (Mn) of 1600 and a mean polydispersity (D) of 1.8 (PHMB with Mn = 1600 and D = 1.8) (PTs 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9 and 11)
  • Formaldehyde (PTs 2 and 3)

These consultations are open until 10 April 2015. The information received, if not confidential, will be published during these public consultations. When the consultation period is over, ECHA will process the information received and will take account of the information when finalising the opinion on the above substances in the Biocidal Products Committee (BPC). Further information on active substances that are candidates for substitution can be found on ECHA’s website.

HSE Biocides Update, 18 February 2015 ; ;