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Document 32020D1765

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1765 of 25 November 2020 not approving chlorophene as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 2 (Text with EEA relevance)

C/2020/8132

OJ L 397, 26.11.2020, p. 24–25 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2020/1765/oj

26.11.2020   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 397/24


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2020/1765

of 25 November 2020

not approving chlorophene as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 2

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2012 concerning the making available on the market and use of biocidal products (1), and in particular the third subparagraph of Article 89(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1062/2014 (2) establishes a list of existing active substances to be evaluated for their possible approval for use in biocidal products. That lists includes chlorophene (EC No: 204-385-8; CAS No 120-32-1).

(2)

Chlorophene has been evaluated for use in biocidal products of product-type 2, disinfectants and algaecides not intended for direct application to humans or animals, as described in Annex V to Regulation (EU) No 528/2012.

(3)

Norway was designated as a rapporteur State and its evaluating competent authority submitted the assessment report together with its conclusions to the European Chemicals Agency (‘Agency’) on 22 December 2016.

(4)

In accordance with Article 7(2) of Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1062/2014, the Biocidal Products Committee adopted the opinion of the Agency on 4 March 2020 (3), having regard to the conclusions of the evaluating competent authority.

(5)

According to that opinion, biocidal products of product-type 2 containing chlorophene may not be expected to meet the criteria laid down in Article 19(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 as the human health risk assessment identified unacceptable risks.

(6)

Taking into account the opinion of the Agency, it is not appropriate to approve chlorophene for use in biocidal products of product-type 2.

(7)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Biocidal products,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Chlorophene (EC No: 204-385-8, CAS No: 120-32-1) is not approved as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 2.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 25 November 2020.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)  OJ L 167, 27.6.2012, p. 1.

(2)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1062/2014 of 4 August 2014 on the work programme for the systematic examination of all existing active substances contained in biocidal products referred to in Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 294, 10.10.2014, p. 1).

(3)  Biocidal Products Committee Opinion on the application for approval of the active substance: Chlorophene, Product type: 2, ECHA/BPC/238/2020, adopted on 4 March 2020.


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