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Registration Review

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Note: This information is provided for reference purposes only. Although the information provided here was accurate and current when first created, it is now outdated.

Committee to Advise on
Reassessment and Transition

Paper # 18

EPA issued notice of proposed rulemaking on registration review

  • On April 26, 2000, EPA issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on the registration review process required by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA).
  • FQPA established this requirement for periodic review of pesticide registrations to ensure that over time they continue to meet statutory standards for safety.
  • The comment period closes June 26, 2000.

The rule will cover procedures for accomplishing the review

  • Aspects to be covered include:
  • Setting priorities for review
  • Establishing a mechanism for setting schedules for review
  • Articulating the general approach for conducting and concluding the review
  • Other areas to be determined as needed
  • The reviews will occur on a 15-year cycle.
  • Existing regulations and guidance on information required for pesticide registration will continue in effect.
  • This process will not affect the ability of EPA to require data from registrants when needed to support a registration or to conduct other reviews, such as the Special Review process.

Goals of registration review

  • Ensure continued protection of human health and the environment
  • Keeping registrations up to date
  • Incorporating lessons learned from reregistration

Initial Conceptual Model

  • Step 1: Plan and schedule candidates for review
  • Step 2: Publish schedule, define initial scope and level of review, and issue needed data call-ins and requests for applications for scheduled candidates
  • Step 3: Registrants submit applications for review
  • Step 4: EPA conducts the review and issues it for public comment
  • Step 5: Consider comments, issue final review, and review registrant’s proposed labels

Issues for public comment

  • EPA’s interpretation of the FIFRA Section 3(g) mandate for registration review
  • Interpretation of "review of a pesticide’s registration every 15 years"
  • Commencement of a 15-year registration review cycle
  • Goals and objectives for the registration review program
  • Relationship of registration review to other mandates
  • Non-conventional pesticides
  • Criteria for setting priorities and scheduling compounds for review
  • Process for announcing schedules for registration review
  • Scope and depth of registration review
  • Submission of applications for registration review by registrants
  • Potential penalties for submission of incomplete applications
  • Incentives and opportunities for registrant participation in registration review
  • Maximize work-sharing opportunities
  • Public participation
  • Role of the Internet in involving outside stakeholders
  • Participation of small entities in the rulemaking process

For more information:

  • EPA’s pesticide homepage www.epa.gov/pesticides has information about pesticide regulation as well as publications about pesticide issues for consumers.

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