Point-of-Sale Notification for Urban Uses of Certain Pesticides
Consistent with a Stipulated Injunction and Court Order, EPA has developed a shelf tag (PDF) (1 pg, 24K, About PDF) to help retailers inform consumers about potential risks to threatened and endangered species related to use of certain pesticides. The pesticide active ingredients to which the point-of-sale shelf tags are to be directed are listed below. The identity of the pesticide active ingredients in a pesticide product may be found on the front panel of the product label.
In addition to providing the shelf tags to the identified retailers, EPA has posted the above PDF file of the shelf tags to make them available to the public and to provide the identified retail establishments an efficient means to obtain additional shelf tags if they so desire. This PDF file is formatted to print on 8 ½ x 11 sheets of 2x4 inch business cards, resulting in ten shelf tags per page.
In a Stipulated Injunction entered on May 17, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ordered EPA to:
- develop and distribute the shelf tags, which contain specified text and a prominent graphic, to certain retail establishments identified in the Stipulated Injunction;
- annually notify these retail establishments that the Stipulated Injunction is still in effect; and
- refer them to EPA’s Web site for further information.