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Registration Review Proposed Interim Decisions for Nine Pesticides Now Available for Public Comment

For Release: July 23, 2014

The EPA is releasing for public review and comment proposed interim Registration Review decisions on nine pesticides. 

These proposals reflect the EPA’s progress in moving from the early stage of registration review, in which new dockets are opened and work plans are established for pesticides beginning the process, to the later stage in which human health and ecological risk assessments are updated as needed and risk mitigation decisions are developed, with input from stakeholders and the public.

Through the registration review program, the EPA is reevaluating all registered pesticides to ensure that they continue to satisfy statutory standard for registration – that is, these pesticide registrations are based on current scientific and other knowledge and can still be used without unreasonable adverse effects on human health and the environment.

The EPA may issue the interim decision on a pesticide before completing registration review because the decision may require risk mitigation measures or information needed to complete the review. Where risks are identified and opportunities for early mitigation exist, the agency may pursue those opportunities now, rather than waiting until the registration review is completed. The EPA’s final registration review decision depends on the result of any needed endangered species consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or the National Marine Fisheries Service and the evaluation of potential endocrine disruptor effects. Issuing proposed interim decisions supports the EPA’s overall program objective of completing registration review for over 700 pesticide cases by October 2022.

The EPA is requesting public comment on the proposed interim registration review decisions for the nine pesticides listed below. This process involves the public in more timely development of registration review decisions. To review supporting documents and comment on the EPA’s proposed interim decisions, visit the following pesticide-specific dockets at www.regulations.gov. The 60-day comment period closes September 22, 2014. Instructions for submitting comments are available in the docket.

For further information, see the Federal Register Notice of Availability in docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0473 at www.regulations.gov.

Registration Review Case Name and Pesticide Docket ID Number:
Acetaminophen (Case 7610) EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0145
Clofentezine (Case 7602) EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0240
Cyromazine (Case 7439) EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0108
Fosthiazate (Case 7604) EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0267
Hexythiazox (Case 7404) EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0114
Lactofen (Case 7210) EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0287
Macleaya Extract (Case 7024) EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0172
Quizalofop (Case 7215) EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-1089
Trinexapac-ethyl (Case 7228) EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0657


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