Biocidal products and treated articles treated with or incorporating biocidal products
Draft Commission Implementing Decision not approving epsilon-metofluthrin as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 19 in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council
This draft Commission Implementing Decision does not approve epsilon-metofluthrin as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 19.
This active substance is no longer supported by the applicant, who submitted its application for approval under the previous Directive 98/8/EC outside the review programme of existing active substances, and the conditions for approval under the Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 are thus not met.
Biocidal products containing this active substance already cannot be placed on the market, but treated articles with those biocidal products are benefitting from the transitional provisions set out in Article 94 of the Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) No 528/2012, because an application for approval was submitted before 1st September 2016. In order to ensure that those treated articles are no longer placed on the EU market, it is necessary to adopt a non-approval decision.