Notification of experiment or test

Any person intending to carry out an experiment or test that may involve, or result in, release of the biocidal product into the environment must first notify the competent authority of the Member State where the experiment or test will occur.

The notification should include the identity of the biocidal product or active substance, labelling data and quantities supplied, and all available data on possible effects on human or animal health, or the impact on the environment. The person concerned must make any other information requested by the competent authorities available.

In the absence of an opinion from the competent authority within 45 days of the notification referred to in the first subparagraph, the notified experiment or test may take place.

For more information on obligations related to experiments and tests under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), refer to ECHA's BPR pages and to the legislation, in particular Article 56 of the BPR.

Submit your notification through the Register for Biocidal Products, R4BP 3.

Preparing a notification

Prepare your dossier in IUCLID 5 format (.i5z). Use the relevant IUCLID template. Follow the instructions in the Biocides Submission Manuals: BSM 1 ‘Using IUCLID for biocide applications'; BSM 2 'Using R4BP 3 for biocide applications'; the Guidance on information requirements as well as the legislation and the video tutorials.

Refer also to the supporting documents table for submission requirements. Use the available document templates where appropriate.

Submission through R4BP 3

Sign up for REACH-IT. Import your IUCLID dossier. Refer to BSM 2 ‘Using R4BP 3 for biocide applications' for instructions.

Log into R4BP 3 with your User ID and password defined in REACH-IT. Refer to BSM 7 ‘Notifications and permits'. Create a new case for ‘Notification of experiment or test'. The submission wizard will guide you through the submission process.

Follow up in R4BP 3

Check your messages and tasks items in R4BP 3 regularly. You will find various types of messages under the ‘MESSAGES' tab in R4BP 3, for example:

  • Result of the format check.
  • Result of the acceptance step.

You may also receive authority requests for more information through R4BP 3 with a deadline. The requests will appear under TASKS. If you fail to meet a deadline, your notification might not be accepted.


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