Resources for Test Order Recipients
The following is a compilation of information available to assist individuals who have received test orders (i.e., requests to submit data) in complying with test order requirements:
- Assay Information
- Test Order Response and Status Tracking
- How to Submit Information in Response to an EDSP Test Order/Data Call-In
- Published Information
- Chemicals for Screening
- Tier 1 Screening Battery
- EDSP Tier 1 Screening Battery Test Guidelines (Harmonized Test Guidelines Series 890)
- Standard Evaluation Procedures (SEPs)
- Data Entry Spreadsheet Templates (DESTs)
- Study Profile Templates (also known as Data Evaluation Record Templates)
- Technical Questions/Answers about the Assays
Test Order Response and Status Tracking
- Status of EDSP Test Orders/DCIs (PDF) (53 pp, 555K, About PDF)
- Status of EDSP OSRI: Order Recipient Submissions and EPA Responses (PDF) (8 pp, 83K, About PDF)
- October 21, 2009 Federal Register Notice: Describes the order in which EPA issued test orders requiring Tier 1 screening for the first group of 67 chemicals. Test orders were issued between October 2009 and February 2010. EDSP Tier 1 screening data required to satisfy an order and OSRI submitted to the Agency are due within two years of the date of issuance of the order.
What's New About EDSP Submissions to EPA?
Submissions must include the following identification information:
- Chemical Reviw Manager (CRM) and Pesiticide Registration Division (PRD-EDSP) (e.g., John Smith, PRD-EDSP)
- Consortium number and/or EDSP number(s)
- Pre-assigned Master Record Identification (MRID) number.
A root MRID number (the first 6 digits of the 8 digit number) is assigned to each submission. The 8-digit MRID is unique to each study or document within a submission. Generally, MRIDs are assigned to transmittal memos for studies, the studies, and scientific type documentation (e.g. other scientifically relevant information (OSRI) rationale.
A new MRID number is required for each submission to the Agency. A submission is defined as a submission of a document(s) that is/are received at a different time or on a different day to the Agency. (IF you are submitting paper, you have the option to use the pre-assigned MRIDs provided or we will assign the MRIDs upon receipt and notify you by mail of the MRID assignment.)
Example: A submission to Agency dated 1/2/2012 that contains a transmittal memo and 2 studies would have the MRID number 12345600 for the transmittal memo, MRID 12345601 for Study A, and MRID 12345602 for Study B. Two days later (1/4/2012) you make a second submission that contains a transmittal memo and two more studies. This second submission would require use of a new root MRID for the transmittal memo MRID 65432100, MRID 65432101 for Study C, and MRID 65432102 for Study D.
Locate the assigned CRMs in the Status of EDSP Test Orders/DCIs table (PDF) (53 pp, 555K, About PDF). Consortium number and/or EDSP number(s) and MRIDs can be found in the MRID table (PDF) (1 pp, 56K, About PDF).
Options for submitting information in both paper and electronic formats are described below:
- Preferred Option 1 - Electronic - eSubmission via Specially-Formatted CD/DVD - EPA currently accepts registration packages for Pesticide registrations (under FIFRA Section 3) via what is known as eSubmission using a specially formatted (XML) CD or DVD. EPA has developed a tool called "eDossier Builder" which creates the XML standard and is currently testing a companion application that provides an easy way to assemble these XML files. The Agency is adapting this effort for EDSP Test Orders and plans to provide instructions, updated XML standards, and the companion assembly application on October 21, 2011.
Deliver the DVD/CD to EPA. United States Postal Service (USPS) delivery is not recommended at this time due to delays caused by the sterilization of all incoming mail. The package should be labeled as follows:
Document Processing Desk (E-Sub PRD-EDSP)
U.S. EPA - Office of Pesticide Programs S-4900
2777 S. Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
- Option 2 - Paper - Recipients of EDSP Test Orders/Data Call-Ins may submit responses to the Agency in paper. EPA accepts paper submissions of information as outlined in PR Notice 86-5 and the Pesticide Registration Manual -- aka the "Blue Book". Generally, order recipients must provide (3) copies of each document.
- Policies and Procedures for the EDSP
- Federal Register Notice - Weight-of-Evidence Guidance Document; Notice of Availability
- Weight-of-Evidence: Evaluating Results of EDSP Tier 1 Screening to Identify the Need for Tier 2 Testing
- Federal Register Notice - Draft Weight of Evidence Guidance: Evaluating Results Of EDSP Tier 1 Screening to Identify Candidate Chemicals for Tier 2 Testing
- Draft for Public Comment - Weight of Evidence Guidance: Evaluating Results Of EDSP Tier 1 Screening to Identify Candidate Chemicals for Tier 2 Testing (PDF) (10 pp, 83K, About PDF)