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Pesticide News Story: EPA Solicits Comments on "For Use Only By" Labeling Statements

For Release: February 3, 2006

The Office of Pesticide Programs is making available on its Web site an issue paper concerning statements such as "For Use Only By Pest Control Operators" or "For Professional Use Only" when such statements appear on the labels of products that have not been classified by EPA as Restricted Use. Such statements appear to limit product use to certain categories of users. However, if EPA has not classified the product for restricted use, such limitation statements are generally not enforceable under existing pesticide laws and regulations. The Agency is interested in receiving comments on the value or practical consequences of allowing or not allowing such statements on pesticide labels. The issue paper and instructions for submitting comments are available on the Office of Pesticide Programs' website at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/regulating/labels/issues.htm. The Agency would like to receive comments by April 3, 2006.

 

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