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2009 Speak Your Mind - Previously Open Comments

December 23, 2009
Public Availability of Identities of Inert Ingredients in Pesticides
- *Comment Period extended to April 23, 2010*
In response to two petitions seeking disclosure of selected inert ingredients on pesticide labels, based on hazard, EPA is initiating rulemaking to increase public availability of the identities of the inert ingredients in pesticide products. This action would assist consumers and users of pesticides in making informed decisions and reduce the presence of potentially hazardous ingredients in pesticides. For more information, visit our Daily News Blog
Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0635. Comments must be received on or before February 22, 2010.

December 18, 2009
Receipt of Petition Requesting EPA to Classify all Rodenticide Products Containing Strychnine as Restricted Use Pesticides - Comments due March 18, 2010
EPA is publishing for public comment a July 9, 2009 petition from the State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG), available in docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0815, requesting that the Agency classify all rodenticide products containing strychnine as Restricted Use Pesticides. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0815. Comments must be received on or before March 18, 2010.

November 4, 2009
Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Pesticide Drift Labeling- Comments due January 4, 2010
*Comment period extended to March 5, 2010.*
EPA is issuing proposed guidance for new pesticide labeling to reduce off-target spray and dust drift. The actions detailed in EPA’s draft Pesticide Registration (PR) Notice on Pesticide Drift Labeling will improve the clarity and consistency of pesticide labels and help prevent harm from pesticide drift. The Agency is announcing the availability of and seeking public comment on two documents - a draft Pesticide Registration Notice (draft PR Notice) entitled ``Pesticide Drift Labeling'' (PRN 2009-X) and a draft explanatory document entitled ``Pesticide Drift Labeling Interpretation.''
This particular draft PR Notice provides guidance to the applicants and registrants of certain pesticide products for revising labeling statements intended to protect people and other non-target organisms and sites from adverse effects that may be caused by off- target pesticide drift.
For more information, visit EPA's website which provides information on current Agency actions to address pesticide drift, including the development and release for public comment of a draft Pesticide Registration (PR) Notice on Pesticide Drift Labeling.

October 23, 2009
Disulfoton; Registration Review Proposed Decision; Notice of Availability - Comments due December 22, 2009
This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed registration review decision for the pesticide disulfoton and opens a public comment period on the proposed decision.
Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0054. Comments must be received on or before December 22, 2009.

October 14-15, 2009
Proposed Registration Decisions Open for Public Comment: Cold Pressed Neem Oil - Comments due November 14, 2009
A second public comment period for EPA's risk assessments and proposed registration decision for Neem Oil is now open for public comment under Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0996. EPA is making its proposed registration decision, called a "Biopesticides Registration Action Decision (BRAD)," available for comment. The BRAD contains EPA's proposed registration decision and risk assessment. In addtion, EPA is making the proposed product labels available for comment. Comments will be available through November 14, 2009.

Registration Review; Dichlorvos Docket Reopened for Review and Comment- Comments due November 13, 2009
EPA is opening an additional 30-day public comment period for the registration review of dichlorvos (DDVP). Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration review.
Submit your comments identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0209. Comments must be received on or before November 13, 2009.

October 7, 2009
Receipt of Petition Requesting EPA to Suspend the Registration of Rozol Prairie Dog Bait and Cancel Certain Application Sites- Comments due November 6, 2009
EPA is publishing for public comment a June 5, 2009 petition from World Wildlife Fund available in docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0684, requesting that the Agency suspend the registration of the chlorophacinone product, Rozol Prairie Dog Bait (EPA Reg. No. 7173-286), and cancel certain application sites for the product.
Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0684. Comments must be received on or before November 6, 2009.

September 23, 2009
Bromine; Antimicrobial Registration Review Final Work Plan and Proposed Registration Review Decision; Notice of Availability- Comments due November 23, 2009
This notice announces the availability of EPA's final work plan and proposed registration review decision for the pesticide bromine and opens a public comment period on the proposed decision. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0167on or before November 23, 2009.

September 4, 2009
Malathion Registration Review Docket; Reopening of Comment Period- Comments due October 5, 2009
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of June 24, 2009, concerning the availability of multiple registration review dockets for public comment, including malathion. This document reopens the comment period for the malathion registration review docket, which closed on August 24, 2009, until October 5, 2009.
The June 24,2009 notice announced EPA's decision to modify certain risk mitigation measures that were specified in the 2006 Reregistration Eligibility Decision for the pesticide malathion. EPA conducted this reassessment of the malathion RED in response to public comments received during the comment period and to new data submitted by the technical registrant, Cheminova, Inc. Based on the new information received, the Agency has made certain modifications to the 2006 malathion RED. Docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0317.

September 1, 2009
Petitioners Ask EPA to Revoke Import Tolerances for 13 Pesticides to Protect Migratory Birds- Comments due November 2, 2009
EPA is seeking public comment on a July 2009 petition from the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) requesting that the Agency revoke certain tolerances, or maximum residue limits in food, for 13 pesticides because the pesticides present an unacceptable risk to migratory birds. The named pesticides are: cadusafos, cyproconazole, diazinon, dithianon, diquat, dimethoate, fenamiphos, mevinphos, methomyl, naled, phorate, terbufos, and dichlorvos. The specific tolerances covered by the petition are tolerances associated with pesticide uses for which there is no U.S. registration and thus application of the pesticide is not permitted in this country. Such tolerances are generally referred to as "import tolerances" because their sole purpose is to legalize residues in foods being imported to the United States. ABC claims that by
maintaining import tolerances for these pesticides, EPA allows Central and South American countries to continue using the pesticides on crops for which the U.S. has already determined there are unacceptable risks for protected U.S. migratory birds. The crop uses include green coffee beans, bananas, and other fruits and vegetables. ABC believes that revoking import tolerances for these crops will protect U.S. migratory birds on their wintering grounds in other countries and in the U.S. For more information read the Daily News Blog.
EPA is requesting public comment on the ABC petition for a 60-day period ending on November 2, 2009. Submit comments using docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0629 at www.regulations.gov.

July 22, 2009
Registration Review; Glyphosate Docket Opened for Review and Comment- Comments due September 21, 2009
EPA has established a registration review docket for the pesticide listed in the table in Unit III.A. With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for this registration review. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations. Submit your comments identified by the docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0361. Comments must be received on or before September 21, 2009.
Glyphosate is a popular herdicide whose use has been linked to a number of serious adverse effects, inlcuding cancer and reproductive and neurological effects.Tell EPA to cancel this dangerous chemcial now! For more on glyphosate visit the Daily News Blog.

June 24, 2009
Registration Review; Boll Weevil Attractants Opened for Review and Comment-Comments due August 24, 2009
EPA has established a registration review docket for Boll Weevil Attractants which is listed in the table in Unit III A. With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for this registration review. Submit comments identified by the docket identification number for the pesticide provided in the table in Unit III.A. Comments must be received on or before August 24, 2009.

Comment Invited on Request for Azinphos-Methyl (AZM) Use Changes
- Comments due September 21, 2009
EPA is requesting public comment on a request from azinphos-methyl (AZM) registrants to amend their registrations. These amendments would change the rate reductions for some remaining uses of AZM, and would extend the use of aerially applied AZM on blueberry crops in Michigan until the end of the AZM phase out in 2012. The registrants have not requested to extend use of AZM beyond the September 30, 2012, cancellation date for the remaining uses of AZM. The public comment period will close on September 21, 2009. Please submit comments to the AZM docket, EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0365, at www.regulations.gov.

May 13, 2009
Pesticide Reregistration Performance Measures and Goals- Comments due July 13, 2009.
This notice announces EPA's progress in meeting its performance measures and goals for pesticide reregistration during fiscal year 2008. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) requires EPA to publish information about EPA's annual achievements in this area. This notice discusses the integration of tolerance reassessment with the reregistration process, and describes the status of various regulatory activities associated with reregistration and tolerance reassessment. The notice gives total numbers of chemicals and products reregistered, Data Call-Ins issued, and products registered under the ``fast-track'' provisions of FIFRA. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0879 on or before July 13, 2009.

May 6, 2009
EPA Impact Assessments on Endosulfan; Request for Comments and Additional Information on Importance of Use - Comments due July 6, 2009.
This notice requests public comment on the Agency's endosulfan impact assessments for eight crops (potato, tomato, cotton, apple, cucumber, squash, pumpkin and melons) and additional information on the importance of endosulfan use in agriculture. For many years coalition groups have been callinig on the EPA to ban endosulfan, which has already been banned in many other countires. So far petitions, legal briefs, technical letters, and some 13,000 individual signatures from concerned scientists and public health professionals have been submitted to EPA to cancel all uses of endosulfan on the grounds that it is a highly toxic, bioaccumulative, and persistent chemical. Tell EPA to ban this dangerous chemical. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2002-0262
For more information visit our Daily News Blog

April 29, 2009
Endosulfan; Petitions Requesting Cancellation of All Uses- Comments due June 29, 2009
This notice asks the public to comment on requests from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) that EPA cancel all uses of the organochlorine pesticide endosulfan. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0615 no later than June 29, 2009.
Endosulfan is a controversial organochlorine pesticide that is already banned in numerous countries including the European Union. Environmental groups in the U.S. have long campaigned for the banning of endosulfan. For more information, visit our Daily News Blog and read the factsheet.

April 22, 2009
Clomazone and Fomesafen Ecological Risk Assessments Issued for Comment -Comments due by June 22, 2009. **Comment period has been extended to August 21, 2009
EPA has completed and is requesting public comment on draft ecological risk assessments for the pesticides clomazone and fomesafen. Public comment on the clomazone and fomesafen draft ecological risk assessments is invited through June 22, 2009.
At the same time, the Agency is initiating consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service ("the Services") regarding these pesticides' potential effects to species listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act. These are the first two national ecological risk assessments and effects determinations for conventional pesticides, conducted within the context of EPA's registration review program. The Agency will review and consider both the public comments received on the draft ecological risk assessments and information provided in the Service's biological opinions, in developing proposed registration review decisions for clomazone and fomesafen.

Clomazone and fomesafen are herbicides used to control weeds and grasses in a variety of crops and non-crop locations. EPA's draft ecological risk assessments and endangered species effects determinations for both clomazone and fomesafen indicate that the use of these pesticides is likely to adversely affect a variety of listed species and may affect elements of designated critical habitat influenced by effects to plants.
Submit comments no later than June 22, 2009.
Clomazone docket ID number: EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0113
Fomesafen docket ID number: EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0239

April 8, 2009
Petition Requesting Cancellation of Propoxur Pet Collar Uses;Notice of Availability -
**Comment period extended to August 4, 2009 to to correspond with the timing of the tetrachlorvinphos comment period.
EPA is seeking public comment on a November 26, 2007 petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), requesting that the Agency cancel propoxur pet collar uses. The petitioner, NRDC, requests this action because they believe that modifications to the non-dietary oral exposure pathway presented in the Revised N-methyl Carbamate (NMC) Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) underestimate exposure to propoxur from pet collar uses.
Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0207. Comments must be received on or before June 8, 2009.

April 2, 2009
Registration Review; New Biopesticides Dockets Opened for Review and Commen: Garlic Oil and Capsaicin-
Comments due by May 26, 2009
EPA has established registration review dockets for the pesticides listed in the table in Unit III.A. With this document, EPA is opening the public comment period for these registration reviews.Registration review dockets contain information that will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that the Agency may consider during the course of registration reviews. Through this program, EPA must ensure that each pesticide's registration is based on current scientific and other knowledge, including its effects on human health and the environment
Submit your comments for garlic oil, identified by docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0113; for capsaicin, identified by docket ID EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0121. Comments must be received on or before May 26, 2009.

2008 Speak your Mind - Previously Open Comments

December 24, 2008
Petition to Revoke all Tolerances and Cancel all Registrations for the Pesticide 2, 4-D; Notice of Availability - Comments due by February 23, 2009.
EPA is seeking public comment on a November 6, 2008, petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), requesting that the Agency revoke all tolerances and cancel all registrations for the pesticide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D). The petitioner, NRDC, requests this action to obtain what they believe would be proper application of the safety standards of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), section 408, as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996.
Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0877. Comments must be received on or before February 23, 2009.

November 19, 2008
EPA Requests Comment on Pesticide Nanoscale Silver Petition -Comments due by January 20, 2009. *Comment period extend for 60 days to March 20, 2009.*
EPA has published in the Federal Register a notice requesting public comment on a petition filed by the International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA) et al. The petition requests that the Agency classify nanoscale silver as a pesticide, require formal pesticide registration, analyze the potential human health and environmental risks of nanoscale silver, and develop appropriate regulatory oversights for nanoscale silver products. The Agency has determined that the petition raises issues that potentially affect private and public sector stakeholders. Through this notice, EPA is asking for public comment, which may be submitted through January 20, 2009. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0650. For more information, visit our Daily News Blog.

October 29, 2008
Triclosan; Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability- Comments due by December 29, 2008
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide triclosan, and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the triclosan Docket. Triclosan is regulated by both the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The EPA regulates the antimicrobial uses of triclosan when used as a bacteriostat, fungistat, mildewstat, and deodorizer. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0513 no later than December 29, 2008. For more information about triclosan visit our antibacterial webpage.

EPA Proposes to Terminate Special Review of Ethylene Oxide (ETO) - Comments due November 28, 2008
EPA is proposing to terminate the Special Review of the pesticide uses of ethylene oxide (ETO). The occupational risks that were the basis for the Special Review have been evaluated and addressed during the pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment process. EPA originally initiated the ETO Special Review based on developmental toxicity, mutagenicity, and neurotoxic effects in workers. Later, carcinogenicity concerns were raised and were included in the review. Since then, additional data and more comprehensive reviews of the potential risks associated with ETO have been completed. Because the risks that prompted the Special Review have been evaluated and regulatory decisions have been completed, the Agency is proposing to close the ETO Special Review.
As a pesticide, ETO is used primarily in hospitals and at contract facilities to sterilize medical and laboratory items and equipment. ETO treatment is the principal method used to reduce bacterial levels in whole and ground spices and other herbs and seasonings. Other ETO uses, which account for less than one percent of its total annual pesticide use, include sterilization of musical instruments, library and museum artifacts, and cosmetic ingredients, and sterilization/fumigation of beekeeping equipment.
Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0283. Comments must be received on or before November 28, 2008. For more information, visit ETO's reregistration page.

October 8, 2008
EPA Proposes Revised Data Requirements for Antimicrobial, Wood Preservative, and Antifoulant Pesticides - Comment period extended to April 6, 2008
EPA has announced in the Federal Register a proposed rule to revise and update use patterns and associated data requirements for antimicrobial, wood preservative, and antifoulant pesticide registrations. The proposed revisions are needed to reflect current scientific knowledge and current Agency regulatory practices, and to improve protection of the general population as well as sensitive subpopulations. The proposed requirements are intended to further enhance the Agency's ability to make regulatory decisions about the human health and environmental fate and effects of antimicrobial pesticide products.
Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0110 no later than January 6, 2009
UPDATE: EPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of October 8, 2008 proposing data requirements for antimicrobial pesticides. EPA received two requests to extend the comment period on the proposed rule. A new Federal Registrar notice, published December 12, 2008, extends the comment period for 90 days, from January 6, 2009 to April 6, 2009.

August 29, 2008
EPA Extends Public Comment Period for Soil Fumigants - On July 16, 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of Reregistration Eligibility Decisions (REDs) for the soil fumigant pesticides chloropicrin, dazomet, metam sodium/potassium, and methyl bromide and opened a 60-day public comment period on these RED documents. Now, in response to requests from groups representing manufacturers and users of soil fumigants, EPA is extending the public comment period for these REDs by an additional 45 days, from September 15, 2008 closing on October 30, 2008. Submit your comments, identified by the docket identification (ID) number(s) for the specific pesticide(s) of interest : Chloropicrin: EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0350; Dazomet : EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0128 ; Metam sodium/potassium : EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0125 ; Methyl bromide : EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0123.

August 20, 2008
Siduron Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide siduron, and opens a public comment period on this document. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the siduron Docket. Siduron is a selective, systemic preemergence herbicide used to control annual grassy weeds in stands of cool season grasses, such as on lawns, on golf courses, and on sod farms. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0973

Petitions to Revoke All Tolerances Established for Endosulfan; Notice of Availability - This notice asks the public to comment on requests from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) that EPA revoke all tolerances for the organochlorine pesticide endosulfan. In addition, this notice solicits information on endosulfan residues in or on commodities consumed by Alaska Natives.Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0615

August 15, 2008
EPA Makes Available National Marine Fisheries Service Draft Endangered Species Act Biological Opinions- EPA has received and posted to its Web site a Draft Biological Opinion from the National Marine Fisheries Service that responds to requests for consultation under the Endangered Species Act for three pesticides' potential effects on Pacific salmon and steelhead. EPA initiated consultation for diazinon, malathion, and chlorpyrifos on November 29, 2002, May 29, 2002, and April 14, 2003, respectively.
In addition to posting the Draft to its Web site, EPA has established a public docket [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0654] for this and future Draft Biological Opinions related to pesticides and Pacific salmon and steelhead. You may access the docket here.
Once NMFS develops any alternatives or measures it believes are necessary to reduce risk, EPA will request public input on those alternatives and measures. Comments on other aspects of the Draft will be forwarded to NMFS for its consideration. For more information, read our Daily News Blog.

July 31, 2008
Carbofuran; Proposed Tolerance Revocations
- EPA is proposing to revoke all tolerances for carbofuran. The Agency has determined that the risk from aggregate exposure from the use of carbofuran does not meet the safety standard of section 408(b)(2) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). EPA is specifically soliciting comment on whether there is an interest in retaining any individual tolerance, or group of tolerances, and whether information exists to demonstrate that such tolerance(s) meet(s) the FFDCA section 408(b)(2) safety standard. EPA encourages interested parties to comment on the tolerance revocations proposed in this document and on the proposed time frame for tolerance revocation. Issues not raised during the comment period may not be raised as objections to the final rule, or in any other challenge to the final rule. For more information visit Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog.
Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0162. Comments must be received on or before September 29, 2008.

July 23, 2008
Sulfluramid Registration Review Proposed Decision; Notice of Availability
- This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed registration review final decision for the pesticide sulfluramid and opens a public comment period on the proposed registration review decision. Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, that is, that the pesticide can perform its intended function without unreasonable adverse effects on human health or the environment.
Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-1082. Comments must be received on or before September 22, 2008.

July 16, 2008
Tetramethrin; Reregistration Eligibility Decision - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide tetramethrin. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the Tetramethrin Docket. Tetramethrin is a broad spectrum, synthetic pyrethroid insecticide used to control flying and crawling insects in a number of commercial, horticultural, and residential areas.EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0014.

July 9, 2008
Linalool Registration Review Proposed Decision; Notice of Availability- This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed registration review decisions for linalool and opens a public comment period on the proposed registration review decision. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0356. Comments must be received on or before September 8, 2008.

May 14, 2008
Naphthalene Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Risk Reduction Options
- This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments, and related documents for the pesticide naphthalene, and opens a public comment period on these documents (Phase 3 of 4-Phase Process). The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for naphthalene through a modified, 4-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration decisions.
Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0343, on or before July 14, 2008.

May 7, 2008
Triclosan Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability and Risk Reduction Options - This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessment(s), and related documents for the pesticide triclosan, and opens a public comment period on these documents (Phase 3 of 4Phase Process). The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for triclosan through a modified, 4-Phase public participation process.
Comments must be received on or before July 7, 2008. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0513. For more information on triclosan, visit the antibacterial webpage.

April 16, 2008
Chromated Copper Arsenate Revised Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Solicitation of Risk Reduction Options - This notice announces the availability of EPA's revised risk assessments for the restricted use antimicrobial pesticide chromated copper arsenate (CCA). In addition, this notice solicits public comment on risk reduction options for CCA and on EPA's preliminary benefits assessment (Phase 5 of 6-Phase process). The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for CCA through the full, 6-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions.
Comments must be received on or before June 16, 2008. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2004-0402. For more information see Daily News Blog and our Wood Preservatives page.

Creosote Revised Risk Assessments and Qualitative Economic Analysis of the Alternatives; Notice of Availability and Solicitation of Risk Reduction Options - This notice announces the availability of EPA's revised risk assessments for the pesticide creosote. In addition, this notice solicits public comment on risk reduction options for creosote as well as solicits comments on the qualitative economic impacts analysis, (Phase 5 of 6-Phase Process). EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for creosote through the full, 6-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions.
Comments must be received on or before June 16, 2008. Docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0248.For more information see Daily News Blog and our Wood Preservatives page.

Pentachlorophenol Revised Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Solicitation of Risk Reduction Options - This notice announces the availability of EPA's revised risk assessments for the restricted use antimicrobial pesticide pentachlorophenol (PCP) and its micro-contaminants, dioxin/furan (CDDs/ CDFs) and hexachlorobenzene (HCB). In addition, this notice solicits public comment on risk reduction options for PCP and its micro contaminants CDDs/CDFs and HCB, and an initial impacts and/or preliminary benefits assessment (Phase 5 of 6-Phase Process). EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for PCP through the full, 6-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions.
Comments must be received on or before June 16, 2008. Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2004-0402. For more information see Daily News Blog and our Wood Preservatives page.

Prometon; Reregistration Eligibility Decision - This notice announces the availability of EPA's eregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide prometon. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the prometon docket. Prometon is an herbicide used in industrial sites and
under paved surfaces. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-10

Ethylene Oxide; Reregistration Eligibility Decision - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide ethylene oxide (ETO). The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the ETO Docket. ETO is used to sterilize medical or laboratory equipment, pharmaceuticals, and aseptic packaging, or to reduce microbial load on musical instruments, cosmetics, whole and ground spices or other seasoning materials and artifacts, archival material or library objects. In North Carolina, ETO is also used to fumigate beehive equipment (e.g., oodenware boxes and frames) and wax or plastic combs that are contaminated with the bacteria Paenibacillus larvae, the cause of American Foulbrood Disease. Docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0203

April 2, 2008
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Use of Consumer Research in Developing Improved Labeling for Pesticide Products
- This document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request approval for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This ICR, entitled: ``Use of Consumer Research in Developing Improved Labeling for Pesticide Products'' and identified by EPA ICR No. 2297.01 and OMB Control No. 2070-new. EPA is proposing to initiate a new information collection activity and intends to initiate a voluntary information collection for consumer research involving the conduct of surveys, focus groups, and one-on-one interviews to test various versions of pesticide product labels and other informational materials developed for the general public.
Submit your comments, identified by docket identification EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0156. Comments must be received on or before June 2, 2008.

Certain Tributyltin Compounds, Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments, and related documents for the pesticides tributyltin oxide, tributyltin benzoate, and tributyltin maleate, and opens a public comment period on these documents (Phase 3 of 4-Phase Process). The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for tributyltin oxide, tributyltin benzoate, and tributyltin maleate through a modified, 4-Phase public participation process.
Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0171. Comments must be received on or before June 2, 2008.

March 26, 2008
Azinphos-methyl: Product Cancellation Order and Amendments to Terminate Uses; Correction
- EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of Wednesday, February 20, 2008, concerning the cancellation of products and amendments to terminate uses of products containing azinphos-methyl. This document is being issued to correct typographical errors. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0061.

March 19, 2008
Cypermethrin; Response to Comments and Amendment to Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability - This notice announces EPA's intention to modify certain risk mitigation measures that were imposed as a result of the 2006 Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide cypermethrin. EPA conducted this reassessment of the cypermethrin RED in response to public comments directed towards product labeling, risk mitigation, and the upcoming registration review process for pyrethroids, pyrethrins, and synergist chemicals. In response to the commenters and continuing efforts to mitigate risk, several modifications have been made to the cypermethrin RED label requirements for pre-construction termiticide applications, spray drift language for agricultural products, and ventilation for total release foggers. Docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0293.

Nominations to the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel- This notice provides the names, addresses, professional affiliations, and selected biographical data of persons nominated to serve on the Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) established under section 25(d) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The Panel was created on November 28, 1975, and made a statutory Panel by amendment to FIFRA, dated October 25, 1988. The Agency is, at this time, selecting two new members to serve on the panel as a result of membership terms that will expire this year. Public comment on the nominations is invited, as these comments will be used to assist the Agency in selecting the new chartered Panel members. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0045. Comments must be received on or before April 18, 2008.

March 14, 2008
d-Phenothrin (Sumithrin) Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Risk Reduction Options - This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments, and related documents for the pesticide d-Phenothrin (Sumithrin), and opens a public comment period on these documents (Phase 3 of 4-Phase Process). EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for sumithrin through a modified, 4-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration decisions. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0140. Comments must be recieved on or before May 13, 2008.

February 27, 2008
Permethrin; Amended Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability - This notice announces EPA's intention to modify certain risk mitigation measures that were imposed as a result of the 2006 Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide permethrin. EPA conducted this reassessment of the permethrin RED in response to public comments received. In response to the commentors, the Agency has made several modifications to the permethrin RED label requirements including: revised droplet sizes for wide area mosquito abatement products; and mandatory label statements for canine spot-on products, pre-construction termiticide applications, and spray drift language for agricultural products. Additionally, the Agency has revised Section IV of the RED to address concerns regarding the residential use of outdoor pesticide misting systems. Docket identification number: EPA-HQ-OPP-2004-0385.

Tetramethrin Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Risk Reduction Options - This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments, and related documents, for the pesticide tetramethrin and opens a public comment period on these documents (Phase 3 of 4-Phase Process). EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for tetramethrin through a modified, 4-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration decisions. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0014.

Sulfometuron Methyl Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments, and related documents for the pesticide sulfometuron methyl, and opens a public comment period on these documents (Phase 3 of 4-Phase Process). EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for sulfometuron methyl through a modified, 4-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration decisions. Docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0129.

February 21, 2008
Possible Drinking Water Contaminants- EPA is asking for public comment on the Contaminant Candidate List (CCL)- a list of 104 possible drinking water contaminants that are currently unregulated, but are known or anticipated to occur in public water systems and which may require regulation to ensure the continued protection of drinking water. Comment period begins February 21, 2008 and is open for 90 days until May 21, 2008. Comments must be identilifed by docket number EPA-HQ-OW-2007-1189. For more information and to view the list, visit Contaminant Candidate List 3.

February 20, 2008
Ammonium Thiosulfate; Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability- This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide ammonium thiosulfate, and opens a public comment period on this document, related risk assessments, and other support documents. EPA has reviewed the pesticide ammonium thiosulfate through a modified, streamlined version of the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-1160. Comments must be received on or before April 21, 2008.

February 6, 2008
Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP); Draft Policies and Procedures for Initial Screening; Request for Comment; Extension of Comment Period - EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of December 13, 2007, announcing the availability of and soliciting public comment on EPA's draft policies and procedures for initial screening under the Agency's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). The December 13, 2007, notice provided for a 60-day public comment period ending February 11, 2008. EPA received several requests from the public to extend this comment period. This document extends the comment period for 30 days, from February 11, 2008, to March 12, 2008. Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2007-1080, must be received on or before March 12, 2008. More information available at EDSP Background.

2007 Speak your mind- Previously Open Comments:

September 17, 2007
Draft List of Initial Pesticide Active Ingredients and Pesticide Inerts to be Considered for Screening under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act - Section 408(p) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) directs EPA to develop a chemical screening program using appropriate validated test systems and other scientifically relevant information to determine whether certain substances may have hormonal effects. EPA-HQ-OPPT-2004-0109 More background information is available at http://www.epa.gov/scipoly/oscpendo/.

September 4, 2007
Glutaraldehyde Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability and Risk Reduction Options - This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessment and related documents for the pesticide glutaraldehyde, and opens a public comment period on these documents. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0364

September 3, 2007
Chloropicrin, Dazomet, 1,3-Dichloropropene, Metam potassium, Metam sodium, and Methyl bromide; Extension of Comment Periods - EPA issued five notices in the Federal Register of May 2, 2007, announcing the availability and seeking comments on EPA's revised human health risk assessments for the fumigants chloropicrin, dazomet, 1,3-dichloropropene, metam potassium, metam sodium, and methyl bromide. This notice announces EPA's decision to extend the comment period from July 2, 2007 to September 3, 2007, for the five actions. Docket ID numbers available below.

July 23, 2007
Rotenone; Reregistration Eligibility Decision - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide rotenone, and opens a public comment period on this document. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0494

July 2, 2007
Chloropicrin Revised Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Solicitation of Risk Reduction Options - This notice announces the availability of EPA's revised risk assessments for the pesticide chloropicrin. In addition, this notice solicits public comment on risk reduction options paper for chloropicrin and a preliminary benefits assessment. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0350 Comments extended to September 3, 2007.

Dazomet Revised Human Health Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability and Solicitation of Risk Reduction Options - This notice announces the availability and seeks comments on EPA's revised human health risk assessment for the pesticide fumigant dazomet. In addition, this notice solicits public comment on the risk reduction options paper for dazomet and EPA's benefits assessments for the soil fumigants. The Agency is also seeking comments on the ecological risk assessment. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0128 Comments extended to September 3, 2007.

Metam Sodium and Metam Potassium; Revised Human Health Risk Assessment, Notice of Availability and Solicitation of Risk Reduction Options - This notice announces the availability and seeks comments on
EPA's revised human health risk assessment for the pesticide fumigants metam sodium and metam potassium. In addition, this notice solicits public comment on the risk reduction options paper for fumigants
including metam sodium and metam potassium and EPA's benefits assessments for the soil fumigants. The Agency is also seeking comments on the ecological risk assessment which was not revised since the last
public comment period. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0125 Comments extended to September 3, 2007.

Methyl Bromide Revised Human Health Risk Assessment for Soil, Greenhouses, and Residential/Structural Uses, Notice of Availability, and Solicitation of Risk Reduction Options - This notice announces the availability and seeks comments on EPA's revised human health risk assessment for the pesticide methyl bromide. In addition, this notice solicits public comment on two risk mitigation options documents for methyl bromide and EPA's preliminary benefits assessments. The Agency is also seeking comments on the ecological risk assessment which, based on public comments in phase 3, was not revised. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0123 Comments extended to September 3, 2007.

June 26, 2007
Pesticide Registration Review; New Dockets Opened for Review and Comment - EPA has established registration review dockets for the pesticides listed: Paclobutrazol, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0109; Cyromazine, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0108; Fenarimol, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0241; Triflumizole, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0115; Formesafen, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0239; Clofentezine, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0240.

Dichlorprop-p Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Request for Risk Reduction Options - This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments, and related documents for the pesticide dichlorprop-p, and opens a public comment period on these documents. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0944

June 25, 2007
Mecoprop-p Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Request for Risk Reduction Options - This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments, and related documents for the pesticide mecoprop-p, and opens a public comment period on these documents. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for mecoprop-p through a modified, 4-Phase public
participation process. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0943

June 11, 2007
Pesticide Registration Review; New Dockets Opened for Review and Comment - EPA has established registration review dockets for the pesticides listed: Trichoderma species, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0245; and Linalool, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0356.

May 23, 2007
Insect Repellent-Sunscreen Combination Products; Request for Information and Comments - EPA is seeking information to determine how insect repellent-sunscreen combination products should be regulated in order to complete the reregistration review which was described in the Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) document for the insect repellent DEET. This action would consider issues such as labeling, product performance and applicable safety standards for all currently (and any future) registered insect repellent-sunscreen combination products. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0087

May 18, 2007
Rodenticides; Proposed Risk Mitigation Decision; Extension of Comment Period - The nine rodenticides covered by the Proposed Risk Mitigation Decision are brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difethialone, chlorophacinone, diphacinone, warfarin, zinc phosphide, bromethalin, and cholecalciferol. This document is extending the comment period for 60 days, from March 19, 2007, to May 18, 2007. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0955

May 3, 2007
Pesticide Registration Review; New Dockets Opened for Review and Comment - EPA has established registration review dockets for the pesticides listed below and is opening the public comment period for these registration reviews. Clomazone, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0113; Hexythiazox, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0114; Lactofen, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0287

April 23, 2007
Pesticides; Food Packaging Treated with a Pesticide - This proposed rule would except from the definitions of "pesticide chemical'' and "pesticide chemical residue'' under FFDCA section 201(q), food packaging (e.g. paper and paperboard, coatings, adhesives, and polymers) that is treated with a pesticide as defined in the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) section 2(u). Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0175

March 30, 2007
Dimethoate; Modification and Closure of Reregistration Eligibility Decision - This notice announces EPA's intention to modify certain risk mitigation measures that were imposed as a result of the 2006 Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide dimethoate, and opens a public comment period on these changes. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0084

Pesticide Product Registration Approval - This notice announces and requests comments on an application
to register the pesticide product Isomate-CM/LR TT containing an active ingredient not included in any previously registered product pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(5) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0088

March 19, 2007
Rodenticides; Proposed Risk Mitigation Decision; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed risk mitigation decision for nine rodenticides, the economic impact assessment for the proposed risk mitigation decision, the revised comparative ecological risk assessment, updated human health and ecological incident reports, and other related documents. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0955 Comments extended to May 18, 2007.

March 9, 2007
Ethofumesate; Modification and Closure of Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability - This notice announces EPA's intention to modify certain risk mitigation measures that were imposed as a result of the 2005 Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide ethofumesate, and opens a public comment period on these changes. EPA conducted this reassessment of the ethofumesate RED in response to new dermal absorption data submitted by the technical registrant, Bayer CropScience, Inc. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2004-0346

February 28, 2007
Chloropicrin Risk Assessments (Phase 3 of 6-Phase Process); Notice of Availability; Extension of Comment Period - This document announces EPA's decision to extend the comment period an additional five days from the original 30 day extension. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0661

January 29, 2007
Chloropicrin Risk Assessments (Phase 3 of 6-Phase Process); Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's human health and environmental fate and effects risk assessment(s) and related documents for the fumigant chloropicrin, and opens a public comment period on these documents. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0661 Comments extended to February 28, 2007.

Malathion Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
- This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide malathion and opens a public comment period on this document. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2004-0348

January 16, 2007
Aldicarb Revised Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Solicitation of Risk Reduction Options - This notice announces the availability of EPA's revised risk assessments for the N-methyl carbamate pesticide aldicarb. In addition, this notice solicits public comment on risk reduction options for aldicarb, as well as an initial impacts and/or preliminary benefits assessmentfor a number of aldicarb uses. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0163

January 8, 2007
Pentachloronitrobenzene (PCNB) Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Third Extension of Comment Period - The
Agency is now extending the comment period for a third time, to January 8, 2006. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2004-0202

January 5, 2007
Petition to Amend FIFRA Section 25(b); Notice of Availability; Reopening of Comment Period - EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of September 13, 2006, concerning a petition filed by the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) requesting the Agency to modify the minimum risk regulations at 40 CFR 152.25(f) for those products that claim to control public health pests to be subject to EPA registration
requirements as a precondition of their sale. This document reopens the comment period for an additional 30 day period.

January 2, 2007
Chlorflurenol Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability, and Risk Reduction Options - This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessment(s), and related documents for the herbicidal pesticide chlorflurenol, and opens a public comment period on these documents. The public is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for chlorflurenol. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0874

 

2006 Speak your mind - Previously Open Comments:

February 06, 2006
Azinphos-methyl Ecological Risk Assessment, Grower Impact Assessments; Notice of Availability - EPA's environmental fate and effects risk assessment, grower impact assessments, and related documents for the organophosphate pesticide azinphos-methyl , Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0061

February 08, 2006

Propylene Oxide Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability and Risk Reduction Options; Extension of Comment Period - EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of November 9, 2005, concerning propylene oxide (PPO). This document is extending the comment period for 30 days, from January 9, 2006, to February 8, 2006, in response to a request by the Almond Board of Calif. , Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0253

February 10, 2006
Bitertanol Tolerance Reassessment Decision for Low Risk Pesticide; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Report of the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) Tolerance Reassessment Progress and Risk Management Decision (TRED), for the fungicide bitertanol, and opens a public comment period on this document... , Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0491

February 17, 2006
Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for an Amendment Establishing Tolerances for the Combined Residues of the Fungicide Trifloxystrobin in or on Food Commodities - his notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing to amend 40 CFR 180.555 by establishing tolerances for the combined residues of the fungicide trifloxystrobin and the free . . . , Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0546

Bitertanol Tolerance Reassessment Decision for Low Risk Pesticide; Notice of Availability - Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for an Amendment to a Regulation for Residues of Isoxadifen-Ethyl in or on Food Commodities , Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0305

Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for an Amendment - Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for an Amendment Establishing Tolerances for the Combined Residues of the Fungicide Triflumizole in or on Filberts , Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0547

Notice of Filing of a Pesticide Petition for Establishment of a Regulation for Residues of Alpha-Tocopherol in or on Food Commodities - This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR . . . , Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0306

February 21, 2006
Napropamide Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide napropamide, and opens a public comment period on this document. , Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2004-0162

Imazapyr Risk Assessments, Notice of Availability, and Risk Reduction Options - This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments, related documents for the imidazolinone pesticide imazapyr, and opens a 60 day public comment period on these documents. , Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0495

February 27, 2006
Cypermethrin Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability and Risk Reduction Options - This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments and related documents for the pyrethroid pesticide cypermethrin, and opens a 60 day public comment period on these documents. , Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0293

Imazaquin; Tolerance Reassessment Decision for Low Risk Pesticide; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Tolerance Reassessment Decision (TRED) for the pesticide Imazaquin, and opens a public comment period on this document, related risk assessments, and other support documents. , Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0478

Dicamba Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments and related documents for the pesticide dicamba, and opens a public comment period on these documents. , Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0479

March 20, 2006
Ferbam Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability; Correction - EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of December 30,2005, concerning the Availability of the Ferbam RED. This document is being issued to correct typographical omissions and errors,specifically to correct the docket number OPP-2004-0337 and ... , Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2004-0337

April 03, 2006
"For Use Only By" Label Statements - (PDF, 2pp., 19KB) This document discusses the issue of allowing labeling restrictions or recommendations for pesticide users outside of the restricted use pesticide category.

August 08, 2006
Azinphos-methyl and Phosmet Proposed Decisions; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's proposed re-evaluation decisions for the pesticides azinphos-methyl and phosmet. Docket ID Numbers: EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0061, EPA-HQ-OPP-2002-0354

August 18, 2006
DCNA Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide DCNA (Dicloran), and opens a public comment period on this document. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0265

August 21, 2006
Triazine Cumulative Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's cumulative risk assessment for the chlorinated triazine group of pesticides and opens a public comment period on this document and other support documents. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0481

Propazine; Tolerance Reassessment Progress and Risk Management Decision for Low Risk Pesticide; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Tolerance Reassessment Progress and Risk Management Decision (TRED) for the chlorinated triazine pesticide propazine, and opens a public comment period on this document, related risk assessments, and other. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0496

Simazine; Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the chlorinated triazine pesticide simazine, and opens a public comment period on this document, related risk assessments, and other support documents. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0151

August 22, 2006
Pesticide Reregistration Performance Goals and Measures - Announces EPA’s progress in meeting its performance measures and goals for pesticide reregistration during fiscal year 2005. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0484

August 28, 2006
Formetanate Hydrochloride Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision (IRED) for formetanate hydrochloride. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2004-0032

Ethephon; Tolerance Reassessment Decision for Low Risk Pesticide; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Tolerance Reassessment Decision (TRED) for the pesticide ethephon. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2004-0371

Naptalam Sodium; Reregistration Eligibility Decision for Low Risk Pesticide; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide naptalam sodium. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0294

August 29, 2006
Dichlorvos Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision (IRED) for the organophosphate (OP)pesticide dichlorvos (DDVP). Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2002-0302

September 11, 2006
Dimethoate Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision (IRED) for the organophosphate pesticide dimethoate, and opens a public comment period on this document. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0084

September 12, 2006
Dicamba Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide dicamba acid and its associated salts and opens a public comment period on this document. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0479

September 26, 2006
Permethrin Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide permethrin. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2004-0385

October 2, 2006
Organophosphate Cumulative Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's cumulative risk assessment for the organophosphate group of pesticides. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0618

Pentachloronitrobenzene (PCNB) Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide PCNB. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2004-0202 Comments extended to December 4, 2006.

October 24, 2006
Pyrethrins Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide pyrethrins. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0043

Resmethrin Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide resmethrin. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0284

October 30, 2006
Carbofuran; Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision (IRED) for the N-methyl carbamate pesticide carbofuran. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0162 Comments extended to November 30, 2006.

Triadimefon and Triadimenol; Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for Triadimefon and Tolerance Reassessment and Risk Management Decision (TRED) for Triadimenol; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for triadimefon and Tolerance Reassessment and Risk Management Decision (TRED) for triadimenol. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0258 (Triadimefon) and EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0038 (Triadimenol)

November 13, 2006
Petition to Revoke Tolerances Established for Carbaryl; Notice of Availability - EPA is seeking public comment on a January 10, 2005, petition from the Washington Toxics Coalition (Washington Toxics), available in docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0801, requesting that the Agency revoke all tolerances for the pesticide carbaryl. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2003-0376

November 24, 2006
Methyl Bromide; Tolerance Reassessment and Risk Management Decision for Methyl Bromide, and Reregistration Eligibility Decision for Methyl Bromide's Commodity Uses; Extension of Comment Period - This document announces the extension of the comment period for an additional 45 days. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0123

November 30, 2006
Carbofuran; Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Extension of Comment Period - This document is extending the comment period for 30 days, from October 30, 2006, to November 30, 2006. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0162

December 4, 2006
Pentachloronitrobenzene (PCNB) Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED); Extension of Comment Period - The Agency is now extending the comment period for an additional interval, to December 4, 2006. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2004-0202 Comments extended to January 8, 2007.

December 13, 2006
Organic Arsenical Herbicides (MSMA, DSMA, CAMA, and Cacodylic Acid), Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Extension of Comment Period - This document is extending the comment period until December 13, 2006. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0201

2005 Speak your mind - Previously Open Comments:

October 3, 2005

October 11, 2005

October 24, 2005

October 31, 2005

November 07, 2005

November 14, 2005

  • Carbofuran; Risk Assessment Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's human health risk assessment and related documents for the carbamate pesticide carbofuran, and opens a public comment period on these documents. , Docket No. OPP-2005-0162

November 21, 2005

November 22, 2005

September 2005

August 2005

February 2005

  • Pentacholorophenol Requests to Cancel Certain Wood Preservative Products. See Beyond Pesticides comments (January 2005). On uses with some of the highest cancer estimates that should have been banned under emergency suspension when EPA released its preliminary risk assessment in 1999, EPA allows industry an 18th month “phase-out” period of sales and distribution of existing stocks for the spray forumulation. Existing stocks in the hands of persons other than the registrant can be distributed, sold, or used legally until they are exhausted. Docket ID# OPP-2004-0429. (closes 2/7/05)
  • Extension of Emergency Exemption Tolerances for: Azoxystrobin; Cypermethrin; Desmedipham; Diuron; Propiconazole; Sodium chlorate. This regulation is effective December 10, 2004. Objections and requests for hearings close (2/ 8/05).
  • Ethylenbisdithiocarbamates (EBDCs) pesticides mancozeb, maneb, metiram, plus a common degradate, ethylene thiourea (ETU). Risk assessments and preliminary risk reduction options. Docket ID# OPP- 2004-0078. (closes 2/22/05)

January 2005

  • Nitrapyrin Risk Assessment available. Docket ID# OPP-2004-0283. (closes 1/3/05)
  • 2,4-D Tolerance . The Industry Task Force II has petitioned the EPA with new data to remove the expiration date of 12/31/04 for 2,4-D in or on raw soybean seed at 0.02 parts per million (ppm). The petition is being worked into the current risk assessment review process of the chemical. Docket ID# OPP-2004-0378. (closes 1/14/05)
  • Rodenticides. Revised comparative ecological risk assessment and related documents are available for zinc phosphide and the rodenticide cluster (brodifacoum, bromadiolone, bromethalin, chlorophacinone, and diphacinone), as well as three other rodenticides, warfarin, difethialone, and cholecalciferol. Documents include EPA's response to comments on the preliminary risk assessment released to the public in January 2003. Docket# OPP-2004-0033. See Comments.(closes 1/21/05)
  • Captan Amended RED; Cancer Classification Changed. The fungicide captan currently is used to control diseases on orchard crops, ornamentals, and turf, and also is used for seed treatments and as an in-can preservative in adhesives and paint. Until recently captan was classified as a probable human carcinogen (B2). The Agency's new conclusion is that captan is a potential carcinogen only at prolonged high doses that are greater than those likely to be consumed in the diet or encountered in occupational or residential settings. The Agency has concluded that captan is not likely to be a human carcinogen or to pose cancer risks of concern when used in accordance with approved product labeling. Docket ID# OPP- 2004-0296. See Comments.(closes 1/24/05)
  • MCPA Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) available for comment. MCPA (4-chloro-2- methylphenoxyacetic acid) is a phenoxy herbicide typically used in formulation with other phenoxy class chemicals, such as 2,4-D, 2,4-DB, MCPP-p, and MCPB. MCPA is used for control of broadleaf weeds on several food and feed crops. It is also used on grass grown for seed, turf, lawns, vines, rights-of-way, and in forestry. Docket ID# OPP-2004-0239. (closes 1/24/05)
  • Thiophanate-methyl RED Available. Thiophanate-methyl is a fungicide registered for use on a variety of agricultural food and feed crops. There are also non-food/feed use sites such as golf courses, sod farms, greenhouses and nurseries. Thiophanate-methyl also has registered residential uses on lawns, ornamental trees, shrubs, and plants. Docket ID# OPP-2004-0265. (closes 1/24/05)
  • Cycloate RED Available. Cycloate is a selective herbicide used to control annual and broadleaf weeds on garden beets, spinach and sugarbeets. Sugarbeets account for more than 90% of cycloate usage. Docket ID# OPP-2004-0234. (closes 1/24/05)
  • Pentachlorophenol; Preliminary Risk Assessment Available. EPA will later conduct a public technical briefing on the revised risk assessment to help the public learn more about the data, information, and methods used to develop the revised risk assessment. The revised assessment will then be made available to the public, and the public will be invited to submit risk management ideas and/or proposals. See Beyond Pesticides comments or for more info on Penta, see wood pesticide publications. Docket ID# OPP-2004-0402. (closes 1/31/05)

    2007 and 2008 EPA Office of Pesticide Programs MEETINGS, NEWS, and EVENTS:

    November 19, 2008
    Reregistration Eligibility Decisions Completed for Heavy Duty Wood Preservatives - EPA has completed Reregistration Eligibility Decisions (RED) for the three heavy duty wood preservatives: creosote, chromated arsenicals (e.g., chromated copper arsenate [CCA]), and pentachlorophenol. These REDs include our most current risk assessments for each chemical. The Agency assessed these chemicals as part of its reregistration program for older pesticides. The three wood preservatives are used primarily for industrial purposes such as utility poles, pilings, and railroad ties. CCA was once the main treatment against wood decay on decks, fences, and playground equipment; however, these uses were voluntarily canceled effective December 31, 2003, and the RED does not assess risks from these canceled uses.
    Visit the public dockets:
    Chromated arsenicals: EPA-HQ-OPP-2003-0250; Creosote: EPA-HQ-OPP -2003-0248; Pentachlorophenol: EPA-HQ-OPP -2004-0402) or visit EPA's wood preservatives Web sites:
    Creosote - http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/factsheets/chemicals/creosote_main.htm
    CCA - http://www.epa.gov/oppad001/reregistration/cca/
    Pentachlorophenol - http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/factsheets/chemicals/pentachlorophenol_main.htm
    Also visit Beyond Pesticides' wood preservatives page.

    November 14, 2008
    Naphthalene Reregistration Eligibility Decision-This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide naphthalene. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the naphthalene Docket. Naphthalene is an insecticide used primarily as a moth repellant. EPA has reviewed naphthalene through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0343.

    October 28- 29, 2008
    Carbaryl RED Amended; EPA Denies NRDC Petition to Cancel Uses and Revoke Tolerances - EPA has amended the September 2007 Carbaryl Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) and denied a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to cancel all carbaryl registrations and revoke all tolerances. In responding to the petition, EPA found that NRDC has neither provided a basis for cancelling carbaryl uses nor demonstrated that carbaryl tolerances are unsafe. The Agency continues to believe that carbaryl tolerances provide a reasonable certainty of no harm.
    EPA has amended the carbaryl RED to incorporate a revised occupational exposure and risk assessment. The Agency reevaluated the occupational risk assessment and regulatory decision for carbaryl to consider and incorporate public comments on the RED, new worker monitoring and toxicology studies submitted by the registrant, and new science and methodologies. For more information, visit carbaryl's reregistration page.

    EPA Publishes Final Rule Amending the Pesticide Container and Containment Regulations - EPA has published a notice in the Federal Register to amend the container and containment regulations in 40 CFR parts 156 and 165. The final amendments provide a one-year extension of the labeling compliance date, change the phrase "sold or distributed" to "released for shipment" as associated with all compliance dates, provide for exceptions to the label language requirements for some specific types of containers, allow for waivers of certain label requirements for other refillable and nonrefillable containers on a case-by-case basis, and correct typographical and other minor errors.
    After the final rule titled "Pesticide Management and Disposal; Standards for Pesticide Containers and Containment" (Container and Containment Rule) was published in 2006, stakeholders (primarily registrant groups and individual registrants) contacted the Agency with significant concerns about the following topics: the compliance date for the label requirements and whether there was adequate time to make the required changes; problems that the registrants could face handling pesticide products returned at the end of the 2009 use season because returned products would likely no longer be in compliance and, if not, would not be able to be resold or redistributed; and the scope of pesticide products and containers for which some of the labeling statements are required because the regulations required the statement "nonrefillable container" on every container, including containers such as aerosol cans and foil pouches that may be considered inherently nonrefillable.
    The Agency generally agreed with the stakeholders' concerns and, after investigating several options, concluded that an amendment to the container and containment regulations was necessary.

    October 24, 2008
    Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Work Group on Web-Distributed Labeling; Notice of Public Meeting - Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, EPA gives notice of a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) Work Group on Web-Distributed Labeling on October 29, 2008. An agenda is under development and will be posted on EPA's website by October 27, 2008.
    EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0669. The PPDC meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2008, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in room S-12100 on the 12th floor at One Potomac Yard South, 2777 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. This location is approximately a half mile from the Crystal City Metro Station.
    Contact: Michelle DeVaux, Office of Pesticide Programs (7501P), telephone number: (703) 308-5891; fax number: (703) 308-4776; e-mail address: devaux.michelle@epa.gov.

    October 8, 2008
    Data Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticides; Notice of Public Workshop- EPA is convening a public workshop to explain the provisions of its recently proposed rule to update and revise the data requirements for registration of antimicrobial pesticides. The workshop is intended to provide an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions about the proposed rule and seek any clarification they believe may assist them in submitting comments to the docket for the proposed rule. Any person wishing to comment on the proposed rule must submit any comments to the docket within the timeframe set forth in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Docket for this action under docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0110. The meeting will be held at the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), First Floor Conference Center, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202. The meeting will be held on November 6, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person listed under CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request
    Contact: Kathryn Boyle, Field and External Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, telephone number: 703.305.6304; fax number: 703.305.5884; e-mail address: boyle.kathryn@epa.gov.

    September 30, 2008
    EPA Will Discourage Cause Marketing and Third-Party Claims- After reviewing public comments submitted in response to a draft Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) titled "Label Statements Regarding Third-Party Endorsements & Cause Marketing", the Agency has determined that the types of cause marketing claims and third-party endorsements outlined in the draft PR Notice generally would not contribute meaningfully to improving protection of human health and the environment. The addition of such label statements is not likely to better inform the user about how to use the product safely and effectively. In fact, the addition of such statements could interfere with that goal. In addition, EPA recognizes that its resources are limited and should be targeted towards activities that will enhance protection of human health and the environment from pesticides. EPA is now generally discouraging the submission of applications to add cause marketing claims or third-party endorsements.
    Thus, EPA will not continue work on developing a framework to evaluate such claims and will not issue guidance on what information is needed to evaluate such applications. If it receives such an application, the Agency expects to decide on a case-by-case basis both what information would be necessary to carefully evaluate the proposed claims and whether a product containing such a claim could meet the applicable statutory and regulatory standards for approval. See Beyond Pesticides' Daily New Blog for more information.

    September 24, 2008
    Food Packaging Treated with a Pesticide- This final rule excepts food packaging materials (e.g., paper and paperboard, coatings, adhesives, and polymers) from the definitions of "pesticide chemical'" and "pesticide chemical residue" under the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) section 201(q), when such food packaging materials have been treated with a pesticide regulated under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This final rule expands the scope of the current exception which applies only to food packaging impregnated with an insect repellent -one type of pesticide. This final rule, as with the rule it amends, only applies to the food packaging materials themselves; it does not otherwise limit EPA's FFDCA jurisdiction over the pesticidal substances in or on such products or limit FDA's jurisdiction over substances subject to FDA regulation as food additives. This rule eliminates duplicative FFDCA jurisdiction and economizes federal government resources while continuing to protect human health and the environment.

    September 23, 2008
    Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee to Meet October 7-8, 2008 - On October 7-8, 2008, EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) will hold a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC). The meeting will be held Tuesday, October 7, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Wednesday, October 8, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon in OPP's first floor conference center at One Potomac Yard, 2777 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.
    A draft agenda is available here. Agenda topics include sessions on: endangered species, - endocrine disruptors, - resources and funding, - pollinator protection, - incident data - performance and outcome measures, - PPDC work group on 21st century toxicology and new integrated testing strategies - PPDC work group on comparative safety statements for pesticide product labeling - and brief updates on the PPDC work group on web-distributed labeling; current regulatory activities; pesticide usage information; and resistance management.
    Time will be allocated on both days for public comment, and outside statements by observers are encouraged and welcomed. Each oral statement will, however, be limited to 3-5 minutes, and it is preferred that only one person per organization present a statement. Any person who wishes to file a written statement may do so before or after the meeting.
    Further information about PPDC as well as planned meetings of the PPDC work groups is available on the Web page http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ppdc/

    September 17, 2008
    Linalool Final Registration Review Decision; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's final registration review decisions for the pesticide Linalool (case 6058). Registration review is EPA's periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that each pesticide continues to satisfy the statutory standard for registration, All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index available in regulations.gov. Linalool docket number -EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0356.

    September 10, 2008
    Pesticide Program to Provide Enhanced Email Response - The Pesticide Program has implemented a new system for responding to e-mails from the public. It relies on a database of questions that provide possible responses to the individual's query, allowing the person to decide if enough information has been provided. In many cases, there is no need to submit a question, which provides improved response to public queries. This system is used across EPA, including by the main EPA public access service, the Superfund office, and others. The EPA will continue adding categories and questions to the database from information we have in our existing internal query response system, as well as based on new questions that come in from the public or issues that arise in the program. To check out the system, go to the Contact Us link on the Pesticide home page (www.epa.gov/pesticides) and look for the Pesticide Questions link in the Submit Comments box, or use the Frequent Questions sidebar link on About Pesticides from the Pesticide home page.

    July 23, 2008
    DDVP Objections and Hearing Request Denied
    - In this order, EPA denies objections to, and requests for hearing on, a prior order denying a petition requesting that EPA revoke all pesticide tolerances for dichlorvos under section 408(d) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The objections and hearing requests were filed on February 1, 2008, by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The Original petition was also filed by NRDC. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2002-0302. This order is effective July 23, 2008.

    July 16, 2008
    Soil Fumigant Pesticides Subject to New Safety Measures
    - New safety measures for soil fumigant pesticides; methyl bromide, chloropicrin, dazomet, metam sodium, and metam potassium, were released. EPA will require a suite of new mitigation measures that will work together to protect human health. Mitigation measures were designed to work together to protect bystanders and workers and include:

    * Buffer zones around treated fields will reduce the chances of immediate harmful effects to bystanders from fumigant concentrations in air. Buffers can be adjusted based on the use of other good management practices that also reduce risks to bystanders.
    * Posting requirements will inform bystanders and field workers about the location and timing of fumigations and associated buffer zones so people do not enter these areas.
    * Fumigant registrants must adopt more stringent worker protection measures, and develop training for fumigation handlers and workers to enhance their knowledge and skills and to promote product stewardship.
    * All soil fumigant products will be classified as restricted-use pesticides, to ensure that only specially trained individuals can apply and oversee fumigant operations.

    EPA's decision will also halt the use of methyl bromide on sites where alternatives are available. The newly registered fumigant iodomethane will be reexamined later this year to determine what new mitigation or restrictions are necessary. The soil fumigant 1,3-dichloropropene, which was evaluated previously, may be subject to similar provisions when the soil fumigants are evaluated together again in 2013. EPA is providing 60 days for public comments on implementation of these measures and will refine the measures as needed. More information can be found at EPA's website (here) or on Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog

    July 14, 2008
    National Organic Program (NOP); Sunset Review (2008)
    - This proposed rule would amend the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) regulations to reflect recommendations submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) on November 30, 2007, and May 22, 2008. The recommendations addressed in this proposed rule pertain to the continued exemption (use) and prohibition of 12 substances in organic production and handling. Consistent with the recommendations from the NOSB, this proposed rule would renew the 11 exemptions and 1 prohibition on the National List (along with any restrictive annotations) and correct the Tartaric acid listings by adding annotations originally recommended to the Secretary on November 1, 1995.
    Interested persons may submit written comments on this proposed rule using the following addresses: Mail: Toni Strother, Agricultural Marketing Specialist, National Organic Program, USDA-AMS-TMP-NOP, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 4008-So., Ag Stop 0268, Washington, DC 20250. Internet: www.regulations.gov. Comments must be received by August 13, 2008.

    July 9, 2008
    Fenvalerate; Product Cancellation Order - This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellations, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide fenvalerate, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows an April 30, 2008 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the fenvalerate registrants to voluntarily cancel all their fenvalerate product registrations. Fenvalerate is a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide which is used to control insects and related organisms, invertebrates on agricultural, pet care, domestic home and garden (domestic), and commercial/industrial/food and non-food/mosquito abatement (commercial) sites. These are the last fenvalerate products registered for use in the US. Any distribution, sale, or use of the fenvalerate products subject to this cancellation order is permitted only in accordance with the terms of this order, including any existing stocks provisions.
    EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0263. The cancellations are effective July 9, 2008.

    September 16-18 FIFRA SAP to review Chlorpyrifos Toxicity Profile; Nominations Sought - The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) will hold a 3-day meeting to consider and review the Agency's evaluation of the toxicity profile of chlorpyrifos. The Agency is focusing on studies that evaluate the effects of chlorpyrifos on infants and children from in utero and/or post-natal exposures and on studies that evaluate population variability with respect to response to chlorpyrifos. This meeting, originally scheduled for July 15-18, 2008, has been rescheduled for September 16-18, 2008 and will be held at Holiday Inn - Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22209.

    The Agency is accepting additional nominations for candidates to serve as ad hoc members of the FIFRA SAP for this meeting. Nominations were previously sought through an April 18, 2008 FR Notice . Nominees need to submit their name, occupation, position, address, and telephone number on or before July 23, 2008, to Sharlene R. Matten, with the Office of Science Coordination and Policy in the Office of the EPA Assistant Administrator for Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances by phone at (202) 564-0130; or by email at: Matten.Sharlene@EPA.gov.
    The Agency encourages that written comments be submitted by September 9, 2008 and requests for oral comments must be submitted by September 11, 2008.
    Registration review for the organophosphates will begin in 2008 and 2009. EPA is reviewing each registered pesticide every 15 years to determine whether it still meets the FIFRA standard for registration. The Agency will begin registration review of the organophosphate chlorpyrifos in December 2008. For additional information and details, see the EPA Federal Register meeting notice published on July 9, 2008, as well as in the public docket under identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0274, available here

    June 18, 2008
    FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Public Meeting
    - There will be a 3-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review an evaluation of the common mechanism of action of pyrethroid pesticides.
    Submit your comments, identified by docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0489, by one of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov or mail to Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
    The Agency encourages that written comments be submitted by August 26, 2008 and requests for oral comments be submitted by September 2, 2008. Nominations of candidates to serve as ad hoc members of the FIFRA SAP for this meeting should be provided on or before July 2, 2008. The meeting will be held on September 9-11, 2008, from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m, eastern time at the Environmental Protection Agency, Conference Center - Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, Virginia, 22202.
    Contact: Joseph E. Bailey, DFO, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7201M), telephone number: (202) 564-2045; fax number: (202) 564-8382; e-mail addresses: bailey.joseph@epa.gov

    June 11, 2008
    EPA Publishes Proposed Rule Amending the Pesticide Container and Containment Regulations
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    EPA has published a notice in the Federal Register proposing a rule to amend the container and containment regulations in 40 CFR part 156 and 165. The public has 30 days to provide comments to the Agency.
    The proposed amendment, which applies to all registrants, would provide a one year extension of the labeling compliance date; change the phrase "sold or distributed" to "released for shipment" as associated with all compliance dates; provide for exceptions to the language requirements for some specific nonrefillable packages; allow for waivers of certain label requirements for other refillable and nonrefillable containers on a case-by-case basis; and correct typographical and other minor errors.
    The Agency is proposing to amend the container and containment regulations because stakeholders (primarily registrant groups and individual registrants) contacted the Agency with significant concerns after the final rule titled "Pesticide Management and Disposal; Standards for Pesticide Containers and Containment" was published in 2006. Stakeholders expressed concerns about:
    1. the compliance date for the label requirements and whether there would be adequate time to make the required changes;
    2. problems that the registrants could face handling pesticide products that are returned at the end of the 2009 use season because returned products would likely no longer be in compliance and, if not, would not be able to be resold or redistributed; and
    3. the scope of pesticide products and containers for which some of the labeling statements are being required because the regulations currently require the statement "nonrefillable container" on every container, including containers like aerosol cans and foil pouches that may be considered inherently nonrefillable.
    The Agency generally agrees with these concerns and, after investigating several options, concluded that an amendment to the container and containment rule is necessary. Questions and answers about the proposed amendment to the container and containment regulations are available at: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/regulating/containers.htm

    June 4, 2008
    Rodenticides Final Risk Mitigation Decision; Notice of Availability
    - This notice announces the availability of EPA's final risk mitigation decision for 10 rodenticides, an addendum to the economic impact assessment, responses to comments on the proposed risk mitigation decision, and other supporting documents. The 10 rodenticides covered by this risk mitigation decision are brodifacoum, bromadiolone, bromethalin, chlorophacinone, cholecalciferol, difenacoum, difethialone, diphacinone (and its sodium salt), warfarin (and its sodium salt), and zinc phosphide.
    EPA's final decision on the rodenticides includes two major components.To minimize children's exposure to rodenticide products used in homes, EPA is requiring that in the future, all rodenticide bait products available for sale to general consumers be sold only in bait stations. To reduce wildlife exposures and ecological risks, the Agency intends to prevent general consumers from purchasing bait products containing the rodenticides that pose the greatest risk to wildlife (the second generation anticoagulants - brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difethialone, and difenacoum) by requiring various measures to control sales and distribution. The Agency's decision will reduce rodenticide exposures to children and non-target wildlife, while ensuring residential users, livestock producers, and professional applicators access to a variety of effective and affordable rodent control products.
    EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0955.

    May 30, 2008
    Human Studies Review Board; Notice of Public Meeting
    - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA or Agency) Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) announces a public meeting of the Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) to advise the Agency on EPA's scientific and ethical review of human subjects research. The agenda includes:
    (1) The Governing Document, the compilation of Standard Operating Procedures, the scenario design document, and two associated protocols from the Agricultural Handlers Exposure Task Force (AHETF), which collectively describe research to monitor exposure of subjects whoapply an agricultural pesticide using airblast equipment in closed cabs.
    (2) A report from a completed laboratory study to evaluate the efficacy in repelling mosquitoes of the genus Culex of two registered products containing picaridin.
    (3) The Board may also be reviewing its draft April 9-10, 2008 meeting report for subsequent Board approval. In addition, the HSRB may also discuss planning for future HSRB meetings.
    Submit your written comments, identified by Docket ID No.EPA-HQ-ORD-2008-0355.

    May 21, 2008
    Final Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Environmental Hazard General Labeling Statements on Outdoor Residential Use Products; Notice of Availability - The Agency is announcing the availability of a Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) entitled "Environmental Hazard General Labeling Statements on Outdoor Residential Use Products." This PR Notice was issued by the Agency on May 9, 2008 and is identified as PR Notice 2008-1.This particular PR Notice provides guidance to the registrant concerning new environmental hazard statements that are designed to replace language created for agricultural products with statements that are easier for consumers to understand. The new environmental hazard statements are divided by product type (e.g., liquid ready-to-use, broadcast granular), and recommends specific language for each product type to minimize risks to the human health and the environment, with emphasis on reducing risks to water. Revisions to product labels using these new statements may be made by notification.
    EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0328.

    Nicotine Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability - This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide nicotine. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents are available in the nicotine Docket. The sole remaining nicotine registration, a restricted use insecticide registered for use only on greenhouse ornamentals and effective against adult whiteflies, aphids, and thrips, is being voluntarily cancelled by the registrant. EPA has reviewed nicotine through the reregistration eligibility decision-making process, which is used by the Agency to ensure that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-1019.

    May 16, 2008
    Sulfluramid; Product Cancellation Order -This notice announces EPA's order for the cancellation, voluntarily requested by the registrant and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide sulfluramid, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows a December 19, 2007 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Request from the sulfluramid registrant to voluntarily cancel the last remaning sulfluramid manufacturing-use product (MUP) registration. Accordingly, EPA hereby issues in this notice a cancellation order granting the requested cancellation. This cancellation order does not cancel the remaining end-use sulfluramid products currently registered for use in the United States. The cancellations are effective May 16, 2008.

    May 13, 2008
    Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee to Meet May 21-22, 2008 - On May 21-22, 2008, EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) will hold a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC). The meeting will be held Wednesday, May 21, from 9:00 am to 5:15 pm, and Thursday, May 12, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon in OPP's first floor conference center at One Potomac Yard, 2777 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.
    A draft agenda has been developed that includes web-based labeling; toxicity testing; harmonization and global registration activities; endangered species; pesticide program resources; updates on spray drift, cause marketing, volatilization, endocrine disruptors, and inerts; and reports from the PPDC PRIA Process improvements Work Group. The draft agenda will be posted on EPA's Web site at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ppdc.

    April 23, 2008
    EPA Orders Scotts to Stop Selling Certain Pesticides - EPA is ordering Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. to stop selling and distributing two pesticide products that have not been properly registered with EPA. They may have been sold under names such as "Garden Weed Preventer + Plant Food" and "Scotts Lawn Service Fertilizer with .28 Halts" or other names. These products have apparently been sold illegally, as they have not been registered with EPA and are labeled with invalid EPA registration numbers. Together with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, EPA is analyzing samples of the products to determine their ingredients and will use this information to better determine what additional steps should be taken. If you see the invalid numbers, 62355-4 or 538-304, for lawn and garden products, you have an unregistered product. For more information, go to http://www.epa.gov/reg5rcra/ptb/pest/

    April 16, 2008
    Chloroneb; Termination of Certain Uses -This notice announces EPA's cancellation order for the termination of certain uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, of products containing the pesticide chloroneb, pursuant to section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. This cancellation order follows a December 28, 2007 Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Requests from the chloroneb registrants to voluntarily terminate certain uses of their chloroneb product registrations. The requests would terminate chloroneb's use on residential lawns and turf, as well as on lawns and turf at parks and schools. These are the last chloroneb products with these uses registered for use in the United States. For more information visit docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2004-0369.

    March 28, 2008
    Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee, Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Process Improvement Workgroup; Notice of Public Meeting - EPA's Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC), Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) Process Improvement Workgroup will hold its tenth public meeting on April 29, 2008. An agenda for this meeting is being developed. The agenda will include recent process improvements to implement the Pesticide Registration Improvement Renewal Act (PRIA 2), and will be posted on EPA's website. The workgroup is developing advice and recommendations on topics related to EPA's registration and as of this meeting, registration review process. EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification number EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0191. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2008, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The meeting will be held at Conference Center, Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA.

    March 5, 2008
    Pesticide Issues in the Works Explores Emerging Issues
    - EPA has a new Web page entitled: Pesticide Issues in the Works. This site serves to provide information about issues that are under consideration within the EPA's pesticide program but that may be early in the development process or for which information is currently limited. The first two issues are colony collapse disorder and pesticide volatilization.

    February 20, 2008
    EPA Issues Cancellation Order for Remaining Azinphos-methyl Uses - EPA has published an order canceling and amending the registrations of pesticide products containing azinphos-methyl (AZM) to terminate the remaining uses of this pesticide by 2012, as voluntarily requested by the registrants. Consistent with EPA's November 2006 final decision for the remaining uses of AZM, the cancellation order published in the Federal Register on February 20, 2008, terminates the last AZM products registered for use in the United States. Existing stocks provisions are detailed in the document. Further information about EPA's review of AZM is available in docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-006 and on the Agency's AZM Web page.

    February 13, 2008
    Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program; Second Workshop to Discuss Draft Policies and Procedures; Notice of Public Meeting
    - EPA is convening a half-day public workshop to discuss the Agency's draft administrative policies and procedures for completing the initial screening and testing under EPA's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). In the Federal Register issue of December 13, 2007 (72 FR 70842) (FRL-8340-3), EPA announced the availability for public review and comment of the draft policies and procedures EPA is considering adopting for conducting the initial screening and testing under EDSP. The purpose of the public workshop is to provide another opportunity for the public to ask questions about the draft EDSP policies and procedures.

    January 25, 2008
    EPA Moves Forward To Propose a Rule Requiring Pesticide Container Recycling - EPA is moving forward to propose regulations that once finalized, would require registrants of agricultural and professional specialty pesticides to recycle plastic pesticide containers. After careful deliberation and consideration of all possible options, the Agency is moving forward with a proposed pesticide container recycling rule.The Agency will provide the public a 60-day comment period on the proposed rule by the fall of 2008.

    May 2 & 22, 2007
    Plant-Incorporated Protectants; Potential Revisions to Current Production Regulations; Notice of Public Meetings - The ANPRM announces EPA's intention to develop and propose amendments to existing regulations affecting producers of plant-incorporated protectants (PIPs), a type of pesticide. The Agency is considering amendments to the existing regulations, which were written primarily for producers of
    "traditional'' pesticides, because PIPs are unlike other types of pesticides currently regulated under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

    May 8-10, 2007

    Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meetings - The agenda is being developed and will include reports from the following PPDC Work Groups: Spray Drift/NPDES; PRIA Process Improvements; Registration Review Implementation; AZM Transition Issues; Performance Measures; and Worker Safety. Program updates will also be included for Registration and Reregistration/Tolerance Reassessment.

    March 6-8, 2007
    Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee - EPA's Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) will hold public meetings for three PPDC Work Groups: the Azinphos-methyl (AZM) Transition Issues Work Group, Spray Drift Work Group, and Registration Review Implementation Work Group. The public meetings will be held March 6-8, 2007. Agendas for these meetings are being developed and will be posted on EPA's website.


2005 EPA Office of Pesticide Programs MEETINGS, NEWS & EVENTS:

2004 Speak your mind - Previously Open Comments:

  • Carbaryl Interim Reregistration (IRED) available. Carbaryl, a N-methyl carbamate insecticide, is used on agricultural crops, sod, and for residential use on pets and in homes and gardens, and by USDA for grasshopper control. Because the carbamate pesticides share a common mechanism of toxicity, the Agency will evaluate the cumulative risk posed by this group before making final reregistration eligibility decisions on the individual registrations of carbaryl. See Beyond Pesticides comments, and with NRDC. Docket ID# OPP-2003-0376. (closes 12/27/04)
  • Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals: Implementation Planning Issues for the Office of Pesticide Programs. EPA White Paper open for public comment. See GHS website. Docket# OPP-2004-0205. See Beyond Pesticides comments. (close date 12/03/04)
  • Chlorsulfuron Risk Assessments and Preliminary Risk Reduction Options open for public comment - applies only to occupational exposure. Docket# OPP-2004-0219. (closes 11/23/04)
  • Worker Protection Standard Training and Notification open for public comments. The training verification program facilitates compliance with the training requirements by providing a voluntary method for employers to verify that the required safety information has been provided to workers and handlers. Docket# OPP-2004-0310. (closes 11/29/04)
  • Dimethoate Comments to Scientific Advisory Panel regarding hazard and dose response assessment. Due to new data received by the registrant, Cheminova, the EPA is proposing that brain ChE inhibition be considered an appropriate endpoint for all exposure scenarios in the dimethoate risk assessment. Therefore, the dermal absorption discussion, originally in the July 6, 2004 EPA document, is not included. See EPA Proposal. Docket ID# OPP-2004-0320. (closes 11/15/04 or no later than 11/30/04)
  • Emergency Exemptions – Proposal to streamline. EPA is proposing several revisions to its regulations governing that allow unregistered uses of pesticides to address emergency pest conditions for a limited time. Changes would allow applicants for certain repeat exemptions a simple way to re-certify that the emergency conditions that initially qualified for an exemption continue to exist in the second and third years and would re-define significant economic loss and adjust the data requirements for documenting the loss. Read Comments by Beyond Pesticides and friends. See Daily News story. Join Beyond Pesticides and friends ad hoc comments committee. (closes 11/02/04)
  • Oxadiazon; Availability of Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for public comment. Product: Ronstar. Registered as pre-emergent herbicide for treatment of turf and ornamentals, grasses and broadleaf weeds. Docket# OPP-2003-0401. (closes 10/29/04)
  • Metam-Sodium; Availability of Revised Risk Assessments. Docket# OPP-2004-0159. Public comments received in response to the preliminary risk assessments are available in the individual pesticide docket. (closes 10/31/04)
  • Genetically Engineered Field Crops experimental use permit (EUP) requested by Syngenta Seeds, Inc., under NAFTA for event MIR604 corn. The Agency has determined that the application may be of regional and national significance and therefore is soliciting comments. Docket# OPP-2004-0227. (closes 10/01/04)
  • Pentachloronitrobenzene; Availability of Risk Assessment Comments. Docket# OPP-2004-0202. (closes 10/04/04)
  • Ziram; Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED). Ziram is a toxic fungicide shown to be mutagenic for humans at moderate concentrations, to result in thyroid enlargement in a study of exposed workers, to cause reproductive problems in rats (though not considered a reproductive risk to humans “at normal levels of exposure.”) According to EPA, “The data base to support the reregistration of the chemical listed in this document is substantially complete, and the pesticide's risks have been mitigated so that it will not pose unreasonable risks to people or the environment when used according to its approved labeling.” However, data on ExToxNet shows ziram’s carcinogenicity is not determinable from current evidence. Docket ID# OPP-2004-0194. (closes 9/20/04)
  • 2,4-DB (4-2,4-dichlorophenoxy) butyric acid and 2,4-DB-DMAS (Dimethylamine 4-2,4-dichlorophenoxy) butyrate; Availability of Risk Assessments. Docket No. OPP-2004-0220. See other 2,4-D comments (closes 9/27/04)
  • Pine Oil Preliminary Risk Assessment available for public comment. Docket# OPP-2004-0302. (closes 9/29/04)
  • Phenol/Sodium Phenate Preliminary Risk Assessment; 12-day public comment period. Docket# OPP- 2004-0301.(closes 9/29/04)
  • 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid; Availability of Risk Assessment. See Comments submitted by Beyond Pesticides and friends. Docket ID# OPP-2004-0167. (closes 8/23/04)
  • MCPA; Availability of Risk Assessment. Docket ID# OPP-2004-0156. (closes 8/23/04)
  • Pesticide container design and residue removal requirements; EPA seeking comments See comments by Environment and Human Health, Inc. (EHHI). Docket ID# OPP-2004-0049 (closes 8/16/04)
  • Metam-sodium; Availability of Preliminary Risk Assessment for Public Comment. Docket ID# OPP-2004-0159 (closes 8/2/04)
  • Organophosphates: Pesticide pilot program - Docket ID# OPP-2003-0411 (no close date as of 6/2/04)
  • Information Collection Request (ICR). Docket ID# OPP-2004-0110 (closes 8/2/04)
  • Methyl Parathion Revised Risk, Interim Tolerances, and IRED Open for Comment. Docket ID# OPP-2003-0237 (closes 8/2/04)
  • Adult Mosquito Control-Labeling Statements on Pesticides - EPA Draft Pesticide Reregistration Notice. SEE BEYOND PESTICIDES ACTION ALERT and SAMPLE LETTER. EPA recommendations in the draft PR Notice Docket ID# OPP-2004-0018. (closes 7/27/04)
  • Plant-Incorporated Protectant inerts: Syngenta Seeds, Inc. petition to EPA Docket ID# OPP-2004-0135. (closes 7/13/04)
  • Cycloate Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) (S-Ethyl cyclohexylethylthiocarbamate). Docket ID# OPP-2004-0077 (closes 7/12/04)
  • di-n-propylisocinchomeronate (MGK ® Repellent 326) Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) Docket ID# OPP-2003-0353 (closes 6/25/04)
  • Diuron Reregistration Eligibility Decision Document Available for Comment. Diuron is indicated as one of the 38 pesticides affecting waterways and salmon in the Northwest and is known for its ability to leech into waterways. Docket ID#OPP-2003-0349.(closes 6/21/04)
  • Diazinon Home and Garden Product Cancellations Requested. EPA is issuing notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel all of diazinon home and garden end-use products, Docket No. OPP-2003-0305 (closes 06/07/04)
  • Organic Exemptions. USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service has extended the comment deadline on its proposal to exempt 100 percent organic producers from commodity promotion assessments. Comments may be submitted by e-mail: organicassessment@usda.gov. (closes 6/25/04)

2004 EPA Office of Pesticide Programs NEWS & EVENTS:

Note: This archive page was created in June 2004. Archives include only those news, events and public comments announced on the Beyond Pesticides "What's New in the Federal Government" website.