|Legal name||Directive 98/8/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 1998 concerning the placing of biocidal products on the market as amended by Council Regulation 1882/2003/EC) and Commission Directives 2006/50/EC, 2006/140/EC and 2007/20/EC|
|Short name||Biocidal products Directive (consolidated)|
|CELEX reference||31998L0008 (32003R1882, 32006L0050, 32006L0140, 32007L0020)|
|Issued by||European Parliament and Council|
|URL to issuer||http://ec.europa.eu/environment/biocides...|
|Parent legislative instrument|
The biocidal products directive aims to harmonise the European market for biocidal products and their active substances. Active substances have to be assessed and the decision on their inclusion into Annex I of the Directive shall be taken at Community level. Member States shall authorise the biocidal products in accordance with the rules and procedures set in the Directive. A biocidal product authorised in one Member State shall also be authorised upon application in other Member States unless there are specific grounds to derogate from this principle of mutual recognition.
The Directive has been amended by:
-Regulation 1882/2003/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 September 2003 adapting to Council Decision 1999/468/EC (Celex N°31999D0468) the provisions relating to committees which assist the Commission in the exercise of its implementing powers laid down in instruments subject to the procedure referred to in Article 251 of the EC Treaty.
-Commission Directive 2006/50/EC of 29 May 2006 amending Annexes IVA and IVB to Directive 98/8/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of biocidal products on the market.
-Commission Directive 2006/140/EC of 20 December 2006 amending Directive 98/8/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council to include sulfuryl fluoride as an active substance in Annex I thereto.
-Commission Directive 2007/20/EC of 3 April 2007 amending Directive 98/8/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council to include dichlofluanid as an active substance in Annex I thereto.
|DG Env review of reporting theme||Chemicals|
|Geographic scope||European Union|
Besides the reporting obligations included here, Member States have a number of obligations for informing the Commission and other Member States as part of the procedures for evaluation and authorization of biocidal products.
The first and second phases of the review programme referred to in Article 16(2) have been established in amendments to the directive: Commission Regulation (EC) No 1896/2000, Commission Regulation (EC) No 1687/2002, Commission Regulation (EC) No 2032/2003, Commission Regulation (EC) No 1048/2005 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1849/2006.