Confirmation that Phoslock is not considered a Biocide and can be legally imported and sold within the European Union has been obtained from the relevant European authorities.
Additional environmental approvals to use Phoslock in specific countries also apply, however the regulatory situation varies from country to country.
In most countries, an approval to apply Phoslock is site specific and should be obtained by the relevant authority with environmental jurisdiction over the water body. Over the past four years, such approvals have been issued for all water bodies where an application to undertake a treatment with Phoslock has been made. These approvals have been issued by a variety of local, regional or national authorities in various European countries, including Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Poland. Further details can be provided on request.
In England and Wales, the Environment Agency has confirmed that Phoslock can be applied without restriction to any water body that is not designated as a Site of Scientific Significance (SSSI) or a site that is used for drinking water supply. In these cases, additional approvals from Natural England and the Drinking Water Inspectorate (respectively) are required. Applications of Phoslock to non designated sites in Scotland require a CAR License.
Phoslock Europe has recently undertaken its first applications of Phoslock on designated sites in Scotland and Germany.
A variety of approvals and permits have been issued for Phoslock treatments in other countries around the world, including Australia, the U.S., New Zealand, South Africa and Singapore. Details of these can be obtained by visiting the website of Phoslock Water Solutions in Australia.