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Pesticide News Story: Updated Schedule for Reregistration and Tolerance Reassessment Available

For Release: July 27, 2005

EPA has released an updated schedule for completing pesticide reregistration eligibility decisions (REDs), Interim REDs (IREDs), and tolerance reassessment decisions (TREDs) during the next several years. By following this schedule, the Agency plans to meet its statutory deadlines to complete tolerance reassessment and all food use REDs and IREDs by August 3, 2006, and REDs for other, non-food use pesticides subject to reregistration by October 3, 2008. The revised decision schedule is available at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/reregistration/candidates.htm.

In issuing this schedule, the Agency also renews its commitment to a robust, inclusive public participation process. Neither public involvement nor sound science will be jeopardized in meeting our goals. To assist stakeholders and the public in planning their involvement, EPA also has updated its Public Comment Period Schedule, indicating when opportunities for public comment are expected to begin for pesticides undergoing reviews. This schedule, which covers a 6-month period and is updated quarterly, is available at http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/publicsched.htm.


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