Authorisation Holders/Notification Holders

In accordance with the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), an authorisation holder is defined as:

‘authorisation holder’ means the person established within the Union who is responsible for the placing on the market of a biocidal product in a particular Member State or in the Union and specified in the authorisation;

Applications for product authorisation, renewal of an authorisation and changes to an authorisation must be submitted via the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) using the Register for Biocidal Products (R4BP).

Under S.I. 427 of 2013 a notification holder is defined as:

“notification holder” means the person who is responsible for the notification to the Minister that a biocidal product is placed on the market for sale and use in accordance with Regulations 9, 10 and 11;

A person making an application to notify and place a product on the Irish market, shall submit an application for notification of a biocidal product in accordance with S.I. No. 427 of 2013.

As from 1 September 2015, a biocidal product cannot be made available on the EU market unless either the substance supplier or the product supplier is included in the Article 95 list for the Product Type (PT) to which the product belongs.

Information on the approval status of active substances and active substance suppliers (Article 95) in the European Union can be obtained through the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) lists.

List of Approved and Non-approved Active Substances

List of active substance suppliers (Article 95)