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Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act Compliance Assistance

This Web site focuses on EPA's compliance assistance tools that provide information on the regulation of pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). It also provides assistance to the regulated community in finding cost-effective ways to comply with regulations. Links to pesticide-related environmental compliance assistance materials, compliance monitoring and enforcement information - such as documents, tools, information, and other related web sites - are provided.

Individuals applying pesticides must do so in a manner not only consistent with federal laws, but also consistent with state laws and regulations which differ from state to state. In general, states have primary authority for compliance monitoring and enforcing against use of pesticides in violation of the labeling requirements. Additionally, the agency with primary responsibility for pesticides differs from state to state. Usually it is a state's department of agriculture, but may be a state's environmental agency or another agency.

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About the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

Overview
FIFRA - Includes a link to the text.

Monitoring
Information on FIFRA Compliance Monitoring program, including inspections.

Enforcement
Information on FIFRA Civil Enforcement program.

Tools and Information on How to Comply

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EPA issues Pesticide Registration (PR) Notices to inform pesticide registrants and other interested persons about important policies, procedures and regulatory decisions. Often, a draft notice is made available for comment, followed by the official notice.

Worker Protection Standard Program protects agriculture workers from exposure to pesticides.

The Sale of Pesticides over the Internet is a new and evolving market for the sale of pesticides. Information for manufacturers, retailers and the public is provided.

Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) compliance monitoring program, through laboratory inspections and data audits, assures the quality and integrity of test data submitted to the Agency under FIFRA and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Pesticide Establishment Registration and Reporting provides information on registering establishments that produce pesticides and pesticidal devices as well as the reporting requirements for such companies.

Registering Pesticides provides information on the registration process for pesticides.

Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance Audits under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (PDF) (9/1/00) (138 pp, 575K) assist the regulated community in developing programs to evaluate their compliance with FIFRA.

The Profile of the Agriculture Crop Industry (PDF) (183 pp, 1.5MB, September 2000), the Profile of the Agriculture Livestock Production Industry (PDF) (166 pp, 2.7MB, September 2000), and the Profile of the Agriculture Chemical, Pesticide, and Fertilizer Industry (PDF) (199 pp, 1.5MB, September 2000)Sector Notebooks are plain language booklets that describe environmental problems associated with major US industries. Information includes, but is not limited to, regulatory requirements, pollution prevention techniques, pollutant release data, and innovative programs.

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Information for Concerned Citizens

National Pesticide Information Center Exit EPA Disclaimer provides objective science-based chemical, health and environmental information about pesticides.

Illegal Pesticide Products describes common illegal pesticides, provides information on how to identify them and what describes you can do.

Using Pesticides Safely includes tips on using pesticides safely around the house.

Emergency Information about what to do if accidentally exposed to a pesticide or if a spill occurs.

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