Cyanamide in product type 3 and 18 under the Biocidal Product Regulation


Summary

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is looking for comments on potential candidates for substitution for Cyanamide in product types 3 (Veterinary hygiene) and 18 (Insecticides, acaricides and products to control other arthropods) under the Biocidal Product Regulation.

The intended uses of the biocidal product are: 

1) to control fly larvae (Musca domestica) in liquid manure in animal housings and;

2) the disinfection against Brachyspira hyodysenteriae of the liquid manure stored underneath the slatted floor in pig stables in order to protect fattening pigs against the pig disease dysenteria.

Provide your comments by 25 August 2019.

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Description

Germany, the evaluating competent authority, identified Cyanamide as a potential candidate for substitution. ECHA launched a public consultation to gather relevant information on the availability of substitutes or alternatives to these active substance – product type combinations.

Information on the availability of possible alternatives is highly important to support the comparative assessment that is required for the authorisation of biocidal products containing the active substance, considered as a candidate for substitution, and for assessing if one of the conditions for derogation under Article 5(2) is met to enable approval of this active substance.

Provide your comments by 25 August 2019.

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About public consultation on potential candidates for substitution

If an active substance meets any of the criteria for substitution listed in Article 10(1) of the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), then the evaluating competent authority may identify the substances as a potential candidate for substitution.

If this is the case, before submitting its opinion on the approval or renewal of the active substance to the Commission, ECHA will launch a public consultation on the active substance in question.

During the public consultation the following information is made public:

  • substance identity (name and EC/CAS numbers)
  • product-type(s),
  • evaluating competent authority,
  • intended uses
  • condition(s) of Article 10(1) that are met

This applies to applications for approval or for renewal of approval of active substances, as described under Articles 7 and 13 of the BPR respectively, as well as to substances which are currently being evaluated 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 process

The public consultation gathers relevant information on the availability of substitutes or alternatives to the active substance in question. Information on the availability of possible alternatives is highly important to support the comparative assessment that is required for the authorisation of biocidal products containing the active substance (considered as a candidate for substitution).

The public consultation lasts for 60 days.

Interested third parties may submit relevant information using a secure web-form.

The information submitted may be non-confidential or confidential. If you claim information to be confidential, you will need to provide a justification. Any information claimed confidential will only be available to members of the Biocidal Products Committee (BPC), the Member State competent authorities and the BPC Secretariat in ECHA.

All non-confidential information submitted during the process will be made available to the BPC members, accredited stakeholders and applicant(s) for the active substance. The non-confidential comments will also be available on the dedicated pages of the ECHA website.

At the end of the public consultation period, the Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) will take into account the confidential and non-confidential information received before finalising its opinion.

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Alternative should replace

Cyanamide in product types 3 and 18 for the intended uses of: 1) controlling fly larvae (Musca domestica) in liquid manure in animal housings and; 2) the disinfection against Brachyspira hyodysenteriae of the liquid manure stored underneath the slatted floor in pig stables in order to protect fattening pigs against the pig disease dysenteria. EC Number: 206-992-3 CAS Number: 420-04-2


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