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Guidance on biocides legislation

Guidance on biocides legislation

The ECHA Guidance on biocides legislation describes how to fulfil the information requirements set by the Biocidal Products Regulation, Regulation (EU) 528/2012) (BPR) and how to perform the required assessments. It also explains the guiding principles for the evaluation of the applications to be performed by the authorities.

In addition to the BPR guidance, Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) guidance and other related documents are still considered applicable for new submissions under the BPR in the areas where the BPR guidance is under preparation. Furthermore these documents are still valid in relation to the applications for active substances for Annex I inclusion or applications for product authorisation under the BPD that may still be under evaluation.  Also the Commission may have addressed some of the obligations in further detail in the Biocides competent authorities meetings documents which applicants are advised to consult.

diagram of BPR Guidance structure

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