BG biocides regulations: HSE invites backers for more than 90 substance uses


The UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is inviting companies to take over the role of participant for more than 90 active substances/product-type combinations that have not been resubmitted under the GB biocidal active substance review programme. 

The open invitations, published in this week’s Biocides Bulletin alert, are for substances that include:

seven types of active bromine;

three types of active chlorine;

hydrogen peroxide; 

alkyl (C12-16) dimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride (ADBAC/BKC);

alkyl (C12-18) dimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride (ADBAC);

alkyl (C12-C14) dimethyl(ethylbenzyl)ammonium chloride (ADEBAC); 

alkyl (C12-C14) dimethylbenzylammonium chloride (ADBAC); and

didecyldimethylammonium chloride (C8-10) (DDAC).

The substances are being evaluated as part of the EU’s biocides review programme and the deadlines for resubmitting applications under the GB regime were 31 March or 29 June.

Any person, company or task force/consortium that intends to support one of the active substances or product-type combinations in the HSE’s list must notify the executive by 12 November 2022.

If no one takes over as participant, the substances will not be approved under the GB biocidal products Regulation (BPR), and biocidal products containing them will have to be removed from the market.

In April, the HSE was looking for companies to back five other active substances under the GB’s review programme. 

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Chemical Watch, 16 November 2021