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Consultation Summary

NameProposal for a European Regulation concerning the placing on the market and use of biocidal products.
DescriptionThe proposed European Regulation retains the concept of assessing active substances at EU level for inclusion in a positive list and then authorising biocidal products for the market but it aims to improve and update certain elements of the system. Amongst the key changes proposed are: extending the scope of the regulatory regime to cover treated materials containing biocides; adopting a centralised Community product authorisation scheme for some products; requiring mandatory data-sharing of vertebrate animal test data; reducing the burden of data requirements; and harmonising the fee structure across Member States (but not the fees themselves).
DatesFrom 27 Jul 2009 at 11:00 to 5 Oct 2009 at 23:59.
StatusClosed
Related Topics - IndustriesAgriculture
Related Topics - HazardsHazardous substances (chemicals, asbestos, etc)
Related Topics - Managing Health & Safety
Contact Details

If you have any questions, please contact

Bethan Slater
International Chemicals Unit
HSE
Westminster Office, 6th Floor
Sanctuary Buildings
20 Great Smith Street
London
SW1P 3BT

Tel:    020 7227 3828
Fax:   020 7227 3802

E mail: proposedbiocidesreg@hse.gsi.gov.uk