Biocides applications: introduction to information requirements

The document introduces the following volumes of guidance on information requirements when applying for biocidal active substance approval or product authorisation:

  • Volume 1: identity of the active substance/physico-chemical properties/analytical
  • Volume 2: efficacy
  • Volume 3: human health
  • Volume 4: environment
Applies to:
Northern Ireland, Great Britain (although written for the EU market, businesses marketing biocides in GB should continue to use this guidance until GB market specific guidance is published)
Published by:
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
Last updated:
March 2022

Guidance publications


This Introduction includes general information that is applicable to the Part A of volumes 1 to 4 and contains general guiding principles relevant for all 4 Volumes.

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