Public consultation on potential candidates for substitution

Applications for approval or renewal of approval for active substances

If the evaluating Competent Authority concludes in its evaluation that the active substance meets the criteria for substitution of Article 10(1) of the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), before submitting its opinion to the Commission on the approval or renewal of the approval of an active substance, ECHA will make publicly available information on the active substances so identified as potential candidates for substitution. This applies to applications for approval or renewal of the approval of an active substance as described under Article 7 or 13 of the BPR respectively, as well as to active substances currently under evaluation as part of the Review Programme and to on-going applications for new active substances submitted under Article 11 of the Biocidal Products Directive.

Public consultation

Interested third parties are invited to submit relevant information, including information on available substitutes. The public consultation will last for 60 days. At the end of the public consultation period, the Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) will take due account of the information received before finalising its opinion. Interested third parties are kindly requested to submit their information in English. The BPC will not take into account information received after the deadline in their opinion making process.

The following documents describe the public consultation process:


Document Description  
Submission of information Instructions on submission of information Download
Non-confidential template Download
Confidential template Download
Name Product type EC Number CAS Number Start date for providing information Deadline for providing information  
Formaldehyde 2, 3 200-001-8 50-00-0 09/02/2015 10/04/2015
Polyhexamethylene biguanide with a mean number-average molecular weight (Mn) of 1600 and a mean polydispersity (D) of 1.8 (PHMB with Mn = 1600 and D = 1.8) 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 09, 11 - 27083-27-8 09/02/2015 10/04/2015
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A confidential and non-confidential template is available to submit information. Interested third parties are asked to provide a justification for confidentiality claims. All non-confidential information submitted during the public consultation will be made available to the BPC members, accredited stakeholders, applicant(s) and the ECHA Secretariat. The information will appear on the ECHA website during the public consultation.

If you choose to submit information that you claim to be confidential (with appropriate justification), this will be available only to the BPC members and the ECHA Secretariat. Please be aware that notwithstanding your confidentiality claim, any submissions you send to ECHA are subject to, amongst others, Regulation 1049/2001 on Public Access to Documents and Regulation 1367/2006 on the application of the provisions of the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information. Further practical instructions on the submission of the information are provided in the documents' table.