Control of Pesticides Regulations (COPR)
EU Biocides Regulations 528/2012 (EU BPR)
- R4BP - This is the central hub through which all biocides applications are made. It provides functions which enable the industry and the authorities to comply with the legislative requirements and exchange information between them.
- IUCLID (International Uniform ChemicaL Information Database) - This database is used to collect, organise and store the data on active substances and biocidal products. For an application, you create an IUCLID dossier and submit it through R4BP.
EU Biocides Regulation 528/2012 (EU BPR)
- ECHA Guidance Documents - The guidance documents which are available, or will be available, on the ECHA website facilitate the implementation of EU Biocides Regulation 528/2012 (EU BPR) by describing good practice on how to fulfil the obligations
- ECHA Biocides Submission Manuals - These manuals describe how to build IUCLID dossiers for the various applications under the EU Biocides Regulation 528/2012 (EU BPR) and how to submit and manage those applications in R4BP.
- ECHA Practical Guide - This guidance is to help companies to fulfil their obligations and tasks under the EU Biocides Regulation (EU BPR).
- EU Commission Guidance Documents - Guidance documents on treated articles, food contact materials (FCM) biocides, changing active substance source prior to 2015, classification and labelling of biocidal products and many more topics can be downloaded from the EU Commission's CIRCABC website (Communication and Information Resource Centre for Administrations, Businesses and Citizens).
- ECHA - Getting Started - New support pages and an introductory guide have been published helping companies which are not yet familiar with the European chemicals legislation to understand their obligations. The web pages provide easy step-by-step information in 23 EU languages for manufacturers, importers, distributors and users of chemicals as well as only representatives. There is also information for companies supplying or using biocides.
European Chemicals Agency databases
Biocidal Products and Chemicals (Appointment of Authorities and Enforcement) Regulations 2013 (BPC)
Biocidal Products Directive/Regulations (BPD/R)
Control of Pesticides Regulations (COPR)
Biocides Active Substance Web Community
This Community forum is aimed at manufacturer or suppliers of biocidal products or active substances, or someone who makes such products and substances available on the UK market. This Community provides an ongoing forum for HSE to give you the latest information about the European review programme for existing biocidal active substances. We will post details of forthcoming meetings of the biocides Competent Authorities and the Standing Committee on Biocidal Products, and in particular on:
- the active substances that are being considered for approval under the EU Biocides Regulation 528/2012; and;
- the active substances for which a Commission Decision is about to be made on the non-approval under the EU Biocides Regulation 528/2012.
Access the web community pages, where you will be able to join the Community, join a discussion forum, or simply dip in from time to time to find out what's happening currently.
The Biocidal Products Committee
The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) prepares the opinions of European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) relating to several processes under the EU Biocides Regulation (EU BPR) 528/2012. The final decisions are taken by the European Commission.
Further information about the BPC can be found on the ECHA website.
There are a range of leaflets available to download, covering different aspects of biocide and non-agricultural pesticide safety and use.
The regulatory archive contains information on some specific regulatory work and decisions, namely West Nile Virus, Dichlorvos ,Creosote and Moss control, BPD/EU BPR non-approval/inclusion decision for active substances and details of the change of phase out periods for certificates of exemption.
Provides links to other government departments, the European Union and trade associations’ websites.