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EU | Consultation on potential candidates for replacement Prallethrin, a biocidal active substance | Deadline for providing information 22 January 2024

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In accordance with Article 10(1) of the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) initiates consultations on active substances meeting specified criteria for substitution. If an active substance falls under the conditions outlined in Article 10(1), the evaluating competent authority has the authority to designate it as a potential candidate for substitution.

The current substance under consideration is Prallethrin, an active substance evaluated by the competent authority in Greece. This substance falls under Article 10(1)d, meeting two criteria for being Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT) as per Annex XIII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006.

The consultation process aims to collect pertinent information on the availability of substitutes or alternatives to the active substance in question. This information is crucial for supporting the comparative assessment required for the authorization of biocidal products containing the identified candidate for substitution.

The consultation focuses on product type PT 18 and refer to the following intended uses: spray application for direct and surface residual treatment, mat vaporisers and in liquid vaporisers, innate knockdown and killing effects against various insect species.

The consultation period lasts for 60 days, during which interested third parties can submit relevant information. At the conclusion of the consultation period, the BPC considers all received confidential and non-confidential information before finalizing its opinion. 

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