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European Commission Approves of Two Biocidal Active Substances

May 21, 2014

The European Commission (EC) has approved of 4,5-Dichloro-2-octyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one and cyproconazole as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products.

The competent authority report was reviewed by the Member States and the Commission. In accordance with Article 15(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1451/2007, the findings of the review were incorporated in an assessment report reviewed within the Standing Committee on Biocidal Products on 13 March 2014.

According to that assessment report, biocidal products used for product-type 21 and containing 4,5-Dichloro-2-octyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one may be expected to satisfy the requirements laid down in Article 5 of Directive 98/8/EC, provided that certain specifications and conditions relating to its use are satisfied.

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