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Document 32018R0614

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/614 of 20 April 2018 approving azoxystrobin as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-types 7, 9 and 10 (Text with EEA relevance. )

C/2018/2262

OJ L 102, 23.4.2018, p. 5–8 (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/reg_impl/2018/614/oj

23.4.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 102/5


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/614

of 20 April 2018

approving azoxystrobin as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-types 7, 9 and 10

(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 Article 9(1)(a) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The United Kingdom received on 13 April 2014 an application for the approval of the active substance azoxystrobin for use in biocidal products of product-type 7, film preservatives, product-type 9, fibre, leather, rubber and polymerised materials preservatives, and product-type 10, construction material preservatives, as described in Annex V to Regulation (EU) No 528/2012.

(2)

The United Kingdom submitted the assessment reports together with its recommendations on 1 December 2016 in accordance with Article 8(1) of Regulation (EU) No 528/2012.

(3)

The opinions of the European Chemicals Agency were formulated on 3 October 2017 by the Biocidal Products Committee, having regard to the conclusions of the evaluating competent authority.

(4)

According to those opinions, biocidal products of product-types 7, 9 and 10 containing azoxystrobin may be expected to satisfy the criteria of Article 19(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) No 528/2012, provided that certain specifications and conditions concerning their use are complied with.

(5)

It is therefore appropriate to approve azoxystrobin for use in biocidal products of product-types 7, 9 and 10, subject to compliance with certain specifications and conditions.

(6)

The opinions conclude that azoxystrobin meets the criteria for being a very persistent (vP) and toxic (T) substance according to Annex XIII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council (2). Azoxystrobin therefore meets the conditions set out in point (d) of Article 10(1) of Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 and should be considered a candidate for substitution.

(7)

Pursuant to Article 10(4) of that Regulation, the approval of an active substance that is considered as a candidate for substitution should be for a period not exceeding 7 years.

(8)

Since azoxystrobin meets the criteria for being very persistent (vP) according to Annex XIII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, treated articles treated with or incorporating azoxystrobin should be appropriately labelled when placed on the market.

(9)

A reasonable period should be allowed to elapse before an active substance is approved in order to permit interested parties to take the preparatory measures necessary to meet the new requirements.

(10)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Azoxystrobin is approved as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-types 7, 9 and 10, subject to the specifications and conditions set out in the Annex.

Article 2

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

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 20 April 2018.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 167, 27.6.2012, p. 1.

(2)  Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency, amending Directive 1999/45/EC and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1488/94 as well as Council Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission Directives 91/155/EEC, 93/67/EEC, 93/105/EC and 2000/21/EC (OJ L 396, 30.12.2006, p. 1).


ANNEX

Common Name

IUPAC Name

Identification Numbers

Minimum degree of purity of the active substance (1)

Date of approval

Expiry date of approval

Product type

Specific conditions

Azoxystrobin

IUPAC Name:

Methyl(E)-2-{2[6-(2-cyanophenoxy)pyrimidin-4-yloxy]phenyl}-3-methoxyacrylate

EC No: not available

CAS No: 131860-33-8

965 g/kg

1 November 2018

31 October 2025

7

Azoxystrobin is considered a candidate for substitution in accordance with point (d) of Article 10(1) of Regulation (EU) No 528/2012.

The authorisations of biocidal products are subject to the following condition:

The product assessment shall pay particular attention to the exposures, the risks and the efficacy linked to any uses covered by an application for authorisation, but not addressed in the Union level risk assessment of the active substance.

The placing on the market of treated articles is subject to the following condition:

The person responsible for the placing on the market of a treated article treated with or incorporating azoxystrobin shall ensure that the label of that treated article provides the information listed in the second subparagraph of Article 58(3) of Regulation (EU) No 528/2012.

9

Azoxystrobin is considered a candidate for substitution in accordance with point (d) of Article 10(1) of Regulation (EU) No 528/2012.

The authorisations of biocidal products are subject to the following condition:

The product assessment shall pay particular attention to the exposures, the risks and the efficacy linked to any uses covered by an application for authorisation, but not addressed in the Union level risk assessment of the active substance.

The placing on the market of treated articles is subject to the following condition:

The person responsible for the placing on the market of a treated article treated with or incorporating azoxystrobin shall ensure that the label of that treated article provides the information listed in the second subparagraph of Article 58(3) of Regulation (EU) No 528/2012.

10

Azoxystrobin is considered a candidate for substitution in accordance with Article 10(1)(d) of Regulation (EU) No 528/2012.

The authorisations of biocidal products are subject to the following condition:

The product assessment shall pay particular attention to the exposures, the risks and the efficacy linked to any uses covered by an application for authorisation, but not addressed in the Union level risk assessment of the active substance.

The placing on the market of treated articles is subject to the following condition:

The person responsible for the placing on the market of a treated article treated with or incorporating azoxystrobin shall ensure that the label of that treated article provides the information listed in the second subparagraph of Article 58(3) of Regulation (EU) No 528/2012.


(1)  The purity indicated in this column was the minimum degree of purity of the active substance evaluated. The active substance in the product placed on the market can be of equal or different purity if it has been proven to be technically equivalent to the evaluated active substance.


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