The Task Force Biocides has created the AIG-BPR as a standardised approach to BPR compliance. It is a practical guide that includes clear step-by-step compliance actions. The AIG is highly recommended; it is easy to follow and brings clear benefits when implemented across industry. AIG-BPR version 1.0 was released in September 2016.
AIG-BPR Key Messages:
- Identify BPs and TAs
Create an inventory of any ASs in BPs or TAs that you manufacture, import, use or supply.
- Identify the Product-Type
Decide on the correct PT, based on your customers’ uses and your own, and using technical knowledge of the product from the companies involved (suppliers, distributors, manufacturers).
- Identify your roles
For each BP or TA on the inventory, identify your role(s) e.g. manufacturer, supplier, importer, professional user, and then your corresponding BPR obligations.
- Check Active Substance Status
You need to understand the BPR status of each AS in each BP and TA on your inventory, in order to determine the applicable transitional measures for marketing and use.
- Substitute or eliminate ASs
Where the AS status identifies the need, make and implement plans to substitute or eliminate those affected ASs.
- Label BPs and TAs
BPs always require BPR labelling. TAs require BPR labelling if you make a biocidal claim about the TA, or if the approval conditions of the AS mention labelling as a requirement.
- Provide further information to Customers
On request from a customer about biocidal treatment of a TA, as a minimum you must provide information identifying each AS.
- Maintain records
Ensure that you are able to demonstrate BPR compliance in case of audits or inspections.