The Union list of approved active substances mentioned in Article 9(2) of the BPR is publicly available on ECHA dissemination site.
Pursuant to Article 67(1) of the BPR, as amended by Regulation (EU) No 334/2014, approved active substances are added on this list from the date on which the Commission adopts an implementing Regulation providing that an active substance is approved.
Processes and timelines are set out in Articles 7 and 8 of the BPR. Please note that such cases are subject to the data protection period specified in Article 60(2) of the BPR (10 years).
No. For biocidal products made available on the market under the Biocidal Product Regulation (the BPR), the term ‘natural’ and/or other similar expressions (e.g. ‘low-risk biocidal product’, ‘non-toxic’, ‘harmless’, ‘environmentally friendly’, ‘animal friendly’) cannot occur on the label (as per Article 69.2 of the BPR) or advertisement (as per Article 72.3 of the BPR) of a biocidal product. This applies also in cases where the word ‘natural’ and/or other similar terms are part of a registered trademark and regardless of the natural origin of an active substance contained in the product.
No, the BPR is a different regulation and a separate application needs to be submitted.
Yes, an annual fee is payable to ECHA also for a Union Authorisation granted through the Same Biocidal Product Regulation (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 414/2013).
Fee payable to ECHA (Commission Implementing Regulation No 564/2013 – Biocides Fee Regulation):
A fee for “Union authorisation of a same biocidal product” is specified in Annex II, Table 1 of the Biocides Fee Regulation. Whether the application is for a product or for a whole family, the fee is the same.
In addition, there is an annual fee for all authorised biocidal products (single product and family) specified in Annex III of the Biocides Fee Regulation. It is applicable also to biocidal products authorised via the same biocidal product application.
A fee for “notification to the Agency of an additional product within a biocidal product family” is specified in Annex II, Table 1 and it is applicable also to families authorised via the same biocidal product application.
Fee payable to eCA:
Please note that the fees related to UA applications payable to the evaluating Competent Authority (eCA) may vary between the CAs and are established in the national legal acts of each MS. The applicant is responsible for checking and paying the specified amount of fees to the chosen eCA. For more information about the CA fees, the applicant should contact the CA or its helpdesk. The contact information for national helpdesks is available at the ECHA website.