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New improved version of R4BP 3 now available

ECHA/NA/14/51

R4BP 3.2  is a major upgrade of the biocides central hub that significantly enhances its usability and productivity with 27 new features.

Helsinki, 3 December 2014 - The newly released version of R4BP 3, the central hub through which all biocides applications are made, provides significant additions and improvements:

  • Harmonised and simplified submission of applications with less workarounds and less supporting documents;
  • Email notification of important business events for applicants;
  • Possibility to delegate assets or nominate someone (e.g. a consultant) to work on your behalf;
  • Consolidated mutual recognitions renewal (implementation of Regulation (EU) No 492/2014*);
  • Printing of case details;
  • Export of asset, case and task lists.

Furthermore, for the authorisation of biocidal products the new release integrates data present in the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC). This will require companies and competent authorities to use the new SPC format supported by the SPC editor which was released by ECHA on 28 October 2014.

(*) Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 492/2014 of 7 March 2014 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the rules for the renewal of authorisations of biocidal products subject to mutual recognition.