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Biocidal Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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17.—(1) Subject to the following paragraphs of this regulation, the Executive may authorise a biocidal product, or an active substance intended exclusively for use in a biocidal product, for placing on the market for the purpose of any experiment or test in Northern Ireland which may involve or result in the release into the environment of that biocidal product or active substance, as the case may be.

(2) An authorisation granted under this regulation—

(a)shall contain conditions limiting—

(i)the quantity of biocidal product or active substance, as the case may be, to be used, and

(ii)the area to be treated with that biocidal product or active substance; and

(b)may contain such further conditions, including any conditions necessary to prevent harmful effects on human or animal health or unacceptable adverse influence on the environment, as the Executive considers necessary.

(3) An authorisation granted under this regulation may relate to more than one experiment or test and, if it does so, shall—

(a)be granted to one person;

(b)specify the experiments or tests to which it relates; and

(c)specify the conditions under which those experiments and tests shall be undertaken.

(4) An applicant for an authorisation under this regulation shall submit his application to the Executive together with a dossier setting out, in relation to each experiment or test—

(a)the identity of the biocidal product or active substance in question;

(b)any data on which the information on the label of that biocidal product or active substance should be based;

(c)the quantity of the biocidal product or active substance to be placed on the market;

(d)the name and address of each person who is to receive the biocidal product or active substance in question; and

(e)all available information on the possible effects on human or animal health and on the environment of the biocidal product or active substance concerned.

(5) Subject to regulation 39(2), the Executive shall assess the information provided by the applicant before deciding whether or not to grant an authorisation under this regulation.

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