The BPR section also contains general information on legislation, information requirements and evaluations. In addition, the new elements (for example. B Families of biocides and comparative evaluation) relating to the technical and scientific assessment described in the ORB, which do not address a particular aspect, such as physical chemical, efficacy, human toxicology and the environment, are described in separate paragraphs. The working groups conduct scientific and technical peer reviews and examine other relevant scientific and technical issues within the biocide regulation. All working groups report to the committee and the internal rules of the PCB apply. The Technical Agreements on Biocides (TAB) provide for general agreements reached by the Working Groups of the Biocides Committee (100%), in a concise form, which are not yet included in other guidelines relating to the BPR. This document provides a general database on the issues on which agreement has been reached. General relevance focuses on methodological decisions on risk assessment and issues related to the implementation of Regulation 528/2012 on biocides. TAB sections on editorial changes to existing guides or entries that provide clarification of existing guidelines apply from the date of publication. However, the approach agreed in the PCB document, Time to Implement New Guidelines and New Guidelines for The Approval of Active Substances, or in CA-Ca-July-Doc.6.2d (Products) should be followed for ENCTRs in need of new data. The deadline is six months (active substance) or two years (products) before the first application date and three and a half years before the renewal notification expires, unless scientific progress shows that the use of old guidelines is of serious concern. 5.4.
In addition to the RPOs and TAB guidelines, there are also relevant CA documents that should be used for scientific evaluation of the various aspects. A list of finished CA documents is available on circaBC (part of the European Commission > Health and Food Safety>Biozides – BPR 528/2012 – Public > Library > Documents closed at ca meetings). The new elements (BPR) related to technical and scientific evaluation do not relate to a particular aspect, such as the physical chemical, efficacy, human toxicology and the environment (for example. B GMP, SoC, etc.). Relevant CA documents by appearance are presented for this particular aspect.