biocide regulation News

  • Council adopts biocides regulation

    The Council today adopted1 a regulation amending biocides regulation 528/2012/EU (PECOS 140/13). Biocides are chemicals used to suppress organisms that are harmful to human or animal health or that cause damage to natural or manufactured materials. Examples of biocidal products are insect repellents, disinfectants and industrial chemicals such as anti-fouling paints for ships and material ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Revisions to Biocidal Product Regulation in the European Union

    On May 22, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted the Biocidal Products Regulation (EC Regulation 528/2012) (BPR), which will replace and repeal the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) (98/8/EC) currently in effect for regulating biocidal active substances and biocidal products. The BPR entered into force on July 17, 2012, with many new provisions going into effect on September 1, ...


    By Acta Group

  • Revisions to Biocidal Product Regulation in the European Union

    On May 22, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted the Biocidal Products Regulation (EC Regulation 528/2012) (BPR), which will replace and repeal the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) (98/8/EC) currently in effect for regulating biocidal active substances and biocidal products. The BPR entered into force on July 17, 2012, with many new provisions going into effect on September 1, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Proposed EU biocidal products regulation addresses nanomaterials

    On November 23, 2011, the European Union (EU) Council's committee of the permanent representatives of each member state (COREPER) approved the compromise agreement on the proposed EU biocidal products regulation that would repeal and replace the biocidal products Directive 98/8/EC. Under the compromise reached by the EU Council and the European Parliament (EP), biocides would be reviewed ...


    By Acta Group

  • Proposed EU Biocidal Products Regulation Addresses Nanomaterials

    On November 23, 2011, the European Union (EU) Council's committee of the permanent representatives of each member state (COREPER) approved the compromise agreement on the proposed EU biocidal products regulation that would repeal and replace the biocidal products Directive 98/8/EC. Under the compromise reached by the EU Council and the European Parliament (EP), biocides would be reviewed ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Understanding the Biocidal Products Regulation - Useful help now available

    The REACH Centre has published a useful guide to assist manufacturers and importers of products and articles that contain pesticides, detergents, preservatives and other biocidal products. Containing definitions and an explanation of the product-types, the guide provides a handy overview and helps affected manufacturers and importers to understand the Biocidal Products Regulation. The guide ...


    By The REACH Centre Limited

  • New Biocides Regulation improves human health and environmental protection

    A new Regulation on biocidal products applying from 1st September will significantly increase the safety and simplify the authorisation procedure of biocides used and placed on the market in the EU. Biocides are chemicals used to suppress harmful organisms such as pests and germs (i.e. moulds and bacteria), including insect repellents, disinfectants and industrial chemicals like anti-fouling ...

  • Ozone Registration Group - EU Biocidal Products Regulation Ozone

    Under EU law the Biocidal Product Regulation requires both substance and product registration for ozone equipment. Four manufacturers of ozone equipment have joined forces to prepare and submit an active substance dossier for the approval of ozone. Since September 1st 2013 the Biocidal Product Regulation EU/528/2012 (BPR) is in force and is superseding the former Biocidal Product Directive ...

  • European Union Biocidal Products Regulation and Its Impact on Industry: A Practical Briefing

    Background The European Union (EU) Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) has entered into EU law. This legislation changes the way in which biocidal active substances and biocidal products are regulated in the EU. The new EU regulatory system differs from other global regulatory systems for biocidal substances and redefines what are considered biocidal ...


    By Acta Group

  • EC to improve the safety of biocides and to simplify authorisation procedures

    The European Commission has presented draft legislation to achieve a higher level of protection of health and environment. This proposal aims at significantly increasing the safety of biocide products used and placed on the market in the European Union. It proposes to phase out the most hazardous substances, particularly those that may cause cancer, and to introduce new rules for articles such as ...

  • Check the deadlines to apply for Union authorisation of biocidal products

    To allow an existing biocidal product to stay on the market, companies must apply for product authorisation by the date of approval of the active substance contained in the product.   In 2016, there are four upcoming deadlines to apply for product authorisation at Union level for different active substance/product-types. As announced in December last year, the next deadline is on 1 May for ...

  • Agreement reached on access to the market of biocidal products

    The Permanent Representatives Committee today approved a compromise agreed with the European Parliament on a draft regulation amending the biocides regulation 528/2012/EU. It herewith endorsed a compromise reached between the Lithuanian presidency and representatives of the European Parliament and the Commission on 2 December.  Biocides are chemicals used to suppress organisms that are ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Biocides Review Programme Regulation: First deadlines in October 2015 to notify certain active substances

    By 14 October 2015, companies need to notify ECHA if they are using dialuminium chloride pentahydroxide as an active substance in disinfectants and algaecides that are not intended for direct application to humans or animals. The next deadline to notify existing active substances currently not supported in the Review Programme is on 30 October. The Review Programme Regulation offers ...

  • The Acta Group and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Publish In-depth Article on the European Union`s (EU) Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) and Its Impact on Industry

    The Acta Group's (Acta) Andrew R. Bourne and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s (B&C®) Lisa R. Burchi and Lara A. Hall, M.S., RQAP-GLP, have published an article entitled "EU Biocidal Products Regulation and Its Impact on Industry: A Practical Briefing" in the February 27, 2014, issue of Bloomberg BNA's Daily Environment Reporter. The article was written to help industry, especially those ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • ECHA publishes two new Guidance documents concerning biocides

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has today published Guidance on information requirements for biocides and on active substance suppliers. Two new guidance documents are applicable from 1 September 2013, the date of entry into operation of the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR). The aim of the Guidance on information requirements is to provide detailed and practical direction ...

  • ECHA Biocidal Products Committee Issues Opinion on HeiQ AGS-20

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) adopted an opinion on April 10, 2014, concerning HeiQ AGS-20 (AGS-20). The European Commission (EC) requested an opinion on the following questions: With regard to the biocidal product AGS-20, should ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Marketing and Use of Biocidal Products in the European Union - Webinar Invitation

    September 19, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT) 15:00 p.m. – 17:00 p.m. (BST) The Acta Group (Acta), Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s (B&C) consulting affiliate, will hold a complimentary webinar on September 19, 2012, to outline and discuss changes to the European Union (EU) regulations for companies marketing ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Marketing and Use of Biocidal Products in the European Union - Webinar Invitation

    September 19, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT) 15:00 p.m. – 17:00 p.m. (BST) The Acta Group (Acta) will hold a complimentary webinar on September 19, 2012, to outline and discuss changes to the European Union (EU) regulations for companies marketing biocidal active substances and biocidal products in the EU. The new ...


    By Acta Group

  • Global Biocides Industry to grow at a CAGR of 4.32% for 2012-2016

    The study forecast the Global Biocides market to grow at a CAGR of 4.32 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the global rise in the consumption of water. The Global Biocides market has also been witnessing the emergence of eco-friendly biocides. However, stringent environmental regulations could pose a challenge to the growth of this ...


  • ECHA creates web page for Nanomaterials Expert Group

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has created a web page for the Nanomaterials Expert Group (NMEP), which was created in October 2012. NMEP aims to seek common ground among experts on scientific and technical issues regarding the implementation of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation, the Classification, Labeling, and Packaging (CLP) ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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