Earlier this month, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) opened a 2-month consultation period on proposed changes to active substance and product data requirements under the Great Britain Biocidal Products Regulation (Regulation EU No 528/2012 also known as the ‘GB BPR’).
Have your say: HSE opens survey on application of guidance for non-dietary human exposure to PPPs authorized for professional use in the Great Britain
HSE has launched a survey for feedback on proposals to adopt the new EFSA guidance1 concerning non-dietary exposure assessments for professional use plant protection products (PPPs) in Great Britain (GB).
Earlier this month we shared news on proposed changes to the EU CLP regulation that will bring in new hazard classifications for endocrine disruptors and other harmful substances. These are not the only proposals being put forward by the European Commission for revision of the CLP regulation. Here we look at another of the Commission proposals outlined for introduction to the CLP regulation, aimed at improving communication of chemical hazards through making product labels more consumer friendly.
The UK regulations for ground water assessments have had a small, but welcome simplification. For some years, the suite of models known as the FOCUS models have been used in the UK regulatory system. There are three FOCUS model used: FOCUS-PEARL; FOCUS-PELMO; and FOCUS-MACRO. All three models have to indicate a ‘pass’ for the authorisation or approval to proceed. A pass means that the predicted concentration in ground water is below a certain threshold.
What has changed is that FOCUS-MACRO is required less often than used to be the case.
2022 was the year we expected to see the most significant updates to Endocrine Disruption assessments for REACH and BPR in over 5 years. We look back what 2022 brought and take a look ahead to the changes we can expect to see in 2023.