The Biocidal Products Regulations (BPR) and Biocidal Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) (BPR NI) implemented the European-wide scheme (the Biocidal Products Directive 98/8/EEC) that covers a very diverse group of products, including disinfectants, pest control products and preservatives.
From the 1st September 2013 the BPD will be revoked and replaced by the directly acting EU Biocides Regulation (528/2012) and therefore the BPR/BPR NI will also be revoked. Further information on the new regulatory system is available on our EU BPR pages.
Product authorisation applications currently being evaluated under UK BPR will be evaluated in accordance with its requirement and the relevant UK BPR fees are payable.
The evaluation will take into account the requirements of the EU BPR, such as the substitution criteria in Article 10 and the Exclusion Criteria in Article 5. If the evaluation identifies issues due to the requirements of the EU BPR that were not included in the BPD, the applicant will be given the opportunity to provide additional information.
Once the product application evaluation is complete a decision will be taken whether or not to authorise the biocidal product. Please note authorisation will be granted under EU BPR from 1 September 2013.
Once your product is authorised under the BPR before you can place it on the market you should be aware of other obligations imposed by the BPR & BPR NI which include:
It is important that you are familiar with the requirements of the BPR & BPR NI as failure to comply with them and the conditions of authorisation may be an offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 or under the Regulations.
If you would like to amend a UK BPR authorisation please contact us.
Active substance dossiers submit to the UK under BPD will continue to be evaluated but from 1 September 2013 any uncompleted evaluations will be conducted in accordance with the requirements of EU BPR.
If the evaluation identifies issues due to the requirements of the EU BPR that were not included in the BPD, such as the Exclusion or Substitution criteria in Article 5 and 10, the applicant will be given the opportunity to provide additional information.
Any fees paid under UK BPR will be considered when calculating the final free for the active evaluation.