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:
- PHMB (CAS 27083-27-8 and CAS 32289-58-0) for product-type 5;
- Cyanamide (CAS 420-04-2) for product-type 3 and 18.
These consultations are open until 21 April 2016. 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. Further information about the BPC can be found on ECHA’s website.
HSE Biocides Update, 3 March 2016 ;http://www.hse.gov.uk/ ;