EPA terminates pesticide registration notice by 2022

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On September 15, 2021, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement that he put an end to the temporary amendment to Pesticide Registration Notice (PR) 98-10, effective September 15, 2022. The EPA says it is giving registrants 12 months notice before the termination takes effect to give registrants time to adjust their contractual commitments. Registrants should ensure that in September 15, 2022, their product is made from an active ingredient source identified in the EPA-approved Confidential Formula Statement (CSF) or meets the requirements of Notice PR 98-10. All notifications submitted to the EPA under the temporary process are only valid for the period of the temporary amendment. After September 15, 2022, registrants “will not be able to release for shipment formulations produced under the terms of the temporary change without first complying with the registration requirements that were in place prior to the publication of the temporary changes.”

The EPA states that this notice applies to products on List N: Disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) or products that serve as an active ingredient source for disinfectants on the EPA’s N list. This notice also applies to disinfectants for food contact surfaces containing the active ingredient isopropyl alcohol which are used in the essential role of manufacturer and preparation of food.

In 2020, the EPA issued temporary changes to Notice PR 98-10 to ensure that antimicrobial products remain available in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. According to the EPA, supply chains have stabilized and disinfectants believed to kill SARS-CoV-2 have become systematically available to consumers, so he determined that this flexibility is no longer needed. When the temporary change was released, the EPA said it would regularly assess the need and scope of the temporary change to PR 98-10 and update it if the EPA felt changes were needed. . The EPA said it would issue a notification to www.epa.gov/pesticides at least seven days before terminating the temporary change. The EPA recognizes in the Termination Memorandum that registrants need time to make temporary changes permanent through CSF amendment or notification and therefore provides 12 months, rather than the seven days guaranteed in the EPA. temporary amendment.

The memorandum addressing the termination is available here. Information on the temporary changes to Notice PR 98-10 is available on our Blog.

© 2021 Bergeson & Campbell, CPRevue nationale de droit, volume XI, number 263

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