The working groups conduct scientific and technical peer reviews and examine other relevant scientific and technical issues within the biocide regulation. All working groups report to the committee and the internal rules of the PCB apply. Candidates can participate in discussions of the BPC Working Group (WGBB). The agendas for the PCB Working Group meetings are published below no later than 21 days prior to a meeting and, if candidates wish to participate in their agenda item, they must address the secretariat of the BPC Working Group and follow the members of the working group who participate in Section 3 of the Code of Conduct for candidates who follow the PCB and its working groups. Please use the contact email address at the end of the page. In addition to the permanent working groups, four ad hoc working groups assist the BPC and its permanent working groups: the PCB has created the following permanent working groups: flexible members, with their specific expertise, contribute to a specific meeting of a specific working group and their participation may therefore vary from meeting to meeting. Each Member State has the right to appoint an unlimited number of flexible members. Ad hoc working groups do not distinguish between key and flexible members. Unlike permanent working groups, ad hoc working groups work continuously throughout the year, mainly through electronic exchanges or virtual meetings. For organizational issues related to working group meetings, please contact: bpc-wgs (at) echa.europa.eu – triggered by the (AU) or (AS) calendars, which are non-exclusive. The permanent working groups are made up of key and flexible members. In addition, advisors may accompany members to meetings. The last public minutes of the co-op meetings are published in the interest group S-CIRCABC: documents approved at the meetings of the BPC working group – Members of the public core are appointed for a renewable three-year term and each Member State can appoint up to two key members for each working group.
The Biocides Committee(CWWs) Working Groups (PCBs) assist the committee in developing its opinions and contribute to the harmonization of risk assessment under the Biocides Regulation (RPO).