Biocidal products – Fees

General Information

The basis of the fees for the approval of biocidal active substances and the authorisation of biocidal products is set out in the Biozidproduktegesetz-Gebührentarifverordnung 2014 (BP-GebTV 2014). From 2021, the annex to the BP-GebTV 2014 was replaced by the Biozidprodukte-Gebührentarif (BPGT). The BPGT is adjusted annually to the consumer price index and published on the website of the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology. The fees become payable when an application is submitted to the authority. Instalment payments over a 5-year period may be agreed for small and medium-sized enterprises. The BPGT also covers fees for requests to change and extend authorisations for active ingredients and biocidal products. Annual fees are set for biocidal products.

Enterprises Affected

These rules apply to all natural and legal persons who place or make the chemicals in question available on the market in Austria or use said chemicals in Austria.

Requirements

The application requirements are set out in Regulation (EU) No. 528/2012 concerning the making available on the market and use of biocidal products, and in the Biozidproduktegesetz.

Deadlines

The deadlines for submitting applications are set out in Regulation (EU) No. 528/2012, the corresponding EU Implementing Regulations for active ingredients, and Regulation (EU) No. 1062/2014 on the work programme for the systematic examination of all existing active substances contained in biocidal products.

Competent authority

Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, Department V/5 – Chemicals Policy and Biocides (→ BMK)

Procedure

The application must be submitted using the R4BP (Register for Biocidal Products) of the European Chemicals Agency.

When an application is submitted, notification of fees takes place via the R4BP. The annual fees for biocidal products are set once a year.

Costs and fees

The fees are graded according to the type of procedure requested and the regulatory assessment required. The annual fees are fixed amounts.

Legal bases

Expert Information

Any queries, particularly those relating to fees, may be addressed to biozide@bmnt.gv.at. The helpdesk biozide@umweltbundesamt.at is available for general queries.

Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 17 January 2022

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