New EU biocide guidance from ECHA
Two new biocide guidance documents on information requirements for approvals and on active ingredient suppliers have been issued by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). They will be applicable from September 1st 2013, when the ECHA starts implementing the new EU biocidal products Regulation (528/2012) for non-crop pesticides (Agrow No 667, p 7). One document covers data required for approvals of ais and products, and provides a more formalised and systematic approach for accepting adaptations to information requirements. The second explains the obligations of, and information required from, ai suppliers.