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Superseded Biocides guidance documents
TO NOTE: This page is for superseded Biocides guidance documents from Volumes I to V of the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) Guidance ONLY.
When a guidance document from Volumes I to V of the BPR Guidance is updated and a new version is published, the “old” version is removed from the Guidance web page and stored here for reference. Table 1 lists the documents that have been superseded.
The Transitional Guidance (TG) documents created when the main volumes were in development have now all been incorporated into the relevant volumes.
During the incorporation, the document may have been updated so the initial version for each TG is also stored on this page for reference. Table 2 shows which volume the TG was incorporated into and when.
Each guidance document (except for the TGs) has a “Document History” on page 3, which lists the version and the date the version was published. Version 1 is the first edition and subsequent versions include details of the update or corrigendum.
The version number increases by a whole number (e.g. v1.0 to v2.0), when an update is made, and by a decimal (e.g. v1.0 to v1.1), when a “corrigendum” (minor changes, usually editing or formatting) is made.
Table 1: BPR Guidance Volumes I to V
|Volume||Version and date published|
|Vol I A (B+C)||07/2013||11/2014|
|Vol II A||07/2013||11/2014|
|Vol II B+C||02/2017||12/2017|
|Appendix 1. Claims matrices||05/2016|
|Appendix 4. Overview of standards, test conditions and pass criteria (PT 1-5)||05/2016||03/2017|
|Vol III A||07/2013||11/2014|
|Vol III B+C||12/2013||04/2015||10/2015||02/2017||11/2017|
|Vol IV A||07/2013||11/2014|
|Vol IV B+C||04/2015|
Table 2: Transitional Guidance
|Transitional Guidance on...||TG Publication Date||Moved to||Date moved|
|Efficacy Assessment for Product Type 21 |
|05/2014||Vol II B+C||02/2017|
|Efficacy Assessment of Preservatives||05/2014||Vol II B+C||02/2017|
|Efficacy Assessment for Product Type 22 Embalming Products||08/2014||Vol II B+C||02/2017|
|Efficacy Assessment for Product Type 8 Wood Preservatives||03/2015||Vol II B+C||02/2017|
|Efficacy Assessment for Product Type 18 Insecticide, Acaricides & other Biocidal Products against Arthropods and Product Type 19 Repellents & Attractants.||09/2016||Vol II B+C||02/2017|
|Efficacy Assessment for Product Types 1-5, Disinfectants||05/2016||Vol II B+C||02/2017|
|Efficacy Assessment for Product Type 14 Rodenticides||12/2016||Vol II B+C||02/2017|
|Mixture Toxicity Assessment for biocidal products for the environment||05/2014||Vol IV B+C||10/2017|
|Evaluation of Environmental RMM for Disinfectants||11/2014||ECHA Biocides webpage||10/2017|