Agricultural pesticides and biocides

Biocides Test Guidelines and Guidance documents


Series on Testing and Assessment, No. 223, series on Biocides No. 10: Guidance Document for Storage stability testing of plant protection and biocidal products - Guidance used in support of pre-registration data requirements for plant protection and biocidal end-use products

This guidance document describes the general storage stability requirements and procedures relied upon when verifying a period of product stability and package integrity for plant protection products and biocidal products.

Series on Testing and Assessment No. 204, series on Biocides No. 9: Guidance Document for Single Laboratory Validation of Quantitative Analytical Methods – Guidance Used in Support of Pre-and-Post-Registration Data Requirements for Plant Protection and Biocidal Products

This document describes the procedure for single laboratory validation (accuracy, precision and specificity) of the quantitative analytical methods used for confirmation of the identity, purity and stability of target analytes in technical materials and preparations/ formulations of pesticidal products

Series on Testing and Assessment No. 202, series on Biocides No. 8: Guidance Document for Quantitative Method for Evaluating Antibacterial Activity of Porous and Non-Porous Antibacterial Treated Materials

This document provides guidance for measuring the basic antibacterial performance of porous (textile) and non-porous (plastic) materials that have been treated with a biocide with the intention of introducing antibacterial/ hygienic properties into that material.

Series on Testing and Assessment No. 186 and Series on Biocides No. 7: Guidance Document on the Testing of Efficacy of Baits, for Indoor Use, Against Garden Ants.

This biocide document provides guidance on the conduct of laboratory and field tests aimed to assess the efficacy of anti-ants baits for indoor use.  A bait contains one or more insecticidal active ingredients combined with food for garden ants.

Series on Testing and Assessment No. 187 and Series on Biocides No. 6: Guidance Document on Quantitative Methods for evaluating the activity of Microbicides used on hard non-porous surfaces

This document describes four quantitative methods for efficacy evaluation: bactericidal, mycobactericidal, fungicidal and virucidal. Regulatory authorities have relied upon efficacy data generated using these methods to authorise the placing of biocidal products on the market.

Series on Testing and Assessment No. 183 and Series on Biocides No. 5: Guidance Document on Assays for Testing the Efficacy of Baits against Cockroaches

This document provides guidance on conducting laboratory tests to determine and assess the efficacy of test substances and/or the effectiveness of test products used as baits for the control of cockroach species in indoor.

Series on Testing and Assessment No. 170 and Series on Biocides No. 4: Guidance Document for Demonstrating Efficacy of Pool and Spa Disinfectants and Field Testing

This Guidance Document describes how applicants could demonstrate that a proposed new pool and spa disinfectant would satisfy the regulator’s efficacy criteria. While meeting the performance characteristics can be expected to satisfy the regulator’s efficacy requirements, the regulator may choose to consider alternative scientific information and argument aimed at satisfying the efficacy criteria.

OECD Series on Testing and Assessment, No. 107: OECD Guidance on the Estimation of Emissions from Wood Preservative-Treated Wood to the Environment

This document is intended to provide guidance to applicants wishing to have particular active substances approved or wood preservative products registered in OECD countries. It provides guidance with respect to the collection, preparation, quality, and reporting of emission data to be submitted to enable an environmental risk assessment of emissions of wood preservatives from treated wood to be performed.

OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals Test No. 313: Estimations of Emissions from Preservative - Treated Wood to the Environment, for wood not covered and in contact with fresh water or sea water (for emissions from wood or wooded commodities that are not covered, permanently exposed to wetting and are in contact with the ground, governments may wish to consider the approach described in OECD Guideline No. 313, AWMA or other approaches for generating data)

ENV/JM/MONO(2008)27 - Series on Biocides No. 1 - Guidance Document on the Evaluation of the Efficacy of Antimicrobial Treated Articles with Claims for External Effects

ENV/JM/MONO(2007)4 - Analysis and Assessment of Current Protocols to Develop Harmonised Test Methods and Relevant Performance Standards for the Efficacy Testing of Treated Articles/Treated Materials



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