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CRD - One Day Seminar: An Introduction to Environmental Fate and Behaviour for Biocidal Active Substances

Crowne Plaza Liverpool City Centre, St Nicholas Place, Princes Dock, Liverpool, L3 1QW

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The purpose of the Biocidal Products Regulation (EU regulation No. 528/2012) is to improve the free movement of biocidal products within the EU whilst ensuring a high level of protection for humans and the environment. Active substances must gain approval in accordance with this regulation in order to access the market. One critical aspect of the regulatory process is the assessment of the potential environmental risk posed by the active substance.  Understanding the environmental fate of these substances and the impact this has on exposure is an important part of the overall risk assessment.

This course aims to give a thorough introduction to environmental fate and exposure assessments for active substance approval under the Biocidal Products Regulation.

The seminar will cover:

  • IUCLID and the ECHA CAR Template
  • The Core and Additional Dataset:
    • Ready Biodegradability Studies
    • Adsorption/desorption Studies
    • Hydrolysis Studies
    • Photolysis Studies
    • Simulation Studies
    • Emissions Modelling
    • Overview of Risk Assessment
    • Persistence Assessments
    • Regulatory updates - Technical Agreements for Biocides, Guidance on the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) Vol IV Parts B + C, ECHA releases, EU Exit, other relevant updates

Download the programme for the day here.

Who should attend?

Those seeking a broad overview or introduction to the key environmental fate and behaviour requirements for active substance dossiers. Also those new to the area of environmental fate and behaviour and those seeking to keep up to date with the latest regulatory developments and advice in this area.


The seminar will be held at Crowne Plaza Liverpool City Centre, St Nicholas Place, Princes Dock, Liverpool, L3 1QW. Registration will begin from 9:00 am. The seminar will start at 9:30am and finish around 4:30 pm


The cost of this course is £450.00 (plus VAT) per person (includes course notes, electronic copies of presentations, lunch and refreshments)



Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

For further dates and additional information email: or contact the Training and Events Team at HSE directly on +44 (0)203 028 3704.

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T: +44 (0)203 028 3704