EPA Opens Fumigant Registration Review Dockets for Public Comment
For Release: September 25, 2013
On September 25, 2013, the EPA opened dockets on a number of soil, structural, commodity, and antimicrobial fumigants for a 60-day comment period, making preliminary work plans for each fumigant included in the group and supporting documents that outline anticipated risk assessment and data needs available. These documents will assist the public in understanding the types of information and issues that may be considered during the course of registration review, which is the EPA’s periodic reevaluation of all registered pesticides to ensure that products in the marketplace can still be used safely. The agency is seeking comments on these documents and requesting information on the use parameters, or where and how these fumigants should be used. The comment period closes on November 25, 2013. The agency is using this process to continue the dialogue with stakeholders on label issues that have emerged during the reregistration label implementation process for the soil fumigants and throughout registration review.