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Pesticide News Story: EPA Modifies the Pilot Fragrance Notification Program

For Release: January 11, 2013

The EPA has expanded the Pilot Fragrance Notification Program to allow registrants seeking new registrations to participate in the pilot program. In addition, fragrances in antimicrobial aerosol products that make public health claims may now be added by notification (with certain restrictions) making the pilot available to producers of these products. Also, the timeframe for fragrance suppliers to submit the composition of their approved fragrances to the agency has been modified.

The Pilot Fragrance Notification Program, which was launched in September 2011, is a process improvement effort intended to streamline the process registrants use to amend registrations when adding, removing or modifying fragrance ingredients in nonfood-use pesticide product formulations.  All components of a fragrance product must be included on the Fragrance Ingredient List (FIL) to be eligible to participate in the 2-year Pilot Fragrance Notification Program. Registrants can self-certify that all components in the fragrance are included on the FIL if the contents have been provided to them by the fragrance manufacturer. The FIL comprises more than 1,500 fragrance component ingredients contained in pesticide products previously reviewed and registered by the agency. These component ingredients have undergone agency evaluation to determine their suitability for safe use as components of fragrances in nonfood-use pesticide product formulations. The Fragrance Ingredient List is available at http://www.epa.gov/opprd001/inerts/fmaingredient.pdf.

For more information about the Pilot Fragrance Notification Program, please see Guidance for Pilot Fragrance Notification Program at http://www.epa.gov/oppad001/regpolicy.htm#Guidance, under the Guidance/Guidelines Heading.


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