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Registration Review: Explanation of Schedule - 2012 Update

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  • Explanation of Registration Review Schedule

  • This document provides updated information on EPA's schedule for opening dockets to begin pesticide registration reviews during the next four years (2012-2015).

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    I. Purpose

    This document links to and explains EPA's schedule for opening dockets to begin registration review for pesticide cases during the next four years (2012-2015). This program ensures the periodic review of all pesticides. The document also provides information on docket openings accomplished in 2007 through 2011.

    II. How to Read This Schedule

    The EPA schedule for registration review is subdivided into four schedules for: (1) conventional pesticides; (2) antimicrobials; (3) biochemicals; and (4) microbials. Pesticides are organized into these lists based on their principal uses. Some have secondary uses in other categories.

    The schedules are sorted in the following order.

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    Each schedule has the following columns.

    A. Registration Review Case Number. The "Reg Rev Case #" column shows the Registration Review case number. As explained in Section 155.42 of the rule, a case comprises one or more active ingredients that are so closely related in chemical structure and toxicological profile as to allow common use of some or all required data for hazard assessment. Following is the procedure EPA used to assign case numbers.

    B. Registration Review Case Name. The "Registration Review Case Name" column shows the case name. A case may contain one or more active ingredients, so a case name may appear on more than one row.

    C. RED Case Number. The "RED Case #" column provides the reregistration case number for those pesticides that were subject to reregistration. A pesticide was subject to rereregistration when products containing the pesticide active ingredient were registered before November 1, 1984. A registration review case may include active ingredients that were subject to reregistration and other active ingredients that were not subject to reregistration. Active ingredients without RED case numbers that have registration review case numbers in the 1 to 4999 range were not subject to reregistration, but have been added to reregistration cases when they are structurally similar to other actives in the case.

    D. PC Code. Pesticide Chemical (PC) Code is an internal EPA Office of Pesticide Programs number used to identify all active ingredients.

    E. CAS #. This is the international CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) numbering system for chemicals.

    F. Active Ingredient Name. This is the full name of the active ingredient.

    G. Chemical Class. "Chem Class" provides codes for the major chemical classes and the soil fumigant, rodenticide, coppers, and pyrethroids, pyrethrins and synergists groups.

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    The current chemical classes and groups are:
    Class Code Chemical Class Class Code Chemical Class
    BR  Bromine Compound CA Carbamate
    CC Chorine Compound CH Chloroacetanilide
    CU Coppers group DN Dinitroaniline
    FUM Fumigant group IM Imidazolinone
    IS Isothiazolone NN Neonicotinoids
    OP Organophosphate PH Phenoxy
    PPS Pyrethroids, Pyrethrins & Synergists group PY Pyridine
    QU Quaternary Compound RO Rodenticide group
    SU Sulfonylurea TO Triazole
    TR Triazine    

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    H. Schedule Change. This column contains an asterisk when a case has been removed from its chronologically-based position on the list in order to group it with related cases or to achieve other program efficiencies.

    I. Baseline Date. This is the date assigned to the case to determine its chronological place in the queue for registration review.

    J. First Registered. This is the date on which EPA registered the first product containing the active ingredient.

    K. RED Status. Cases for which a RED has been completed will have the status of "Completed." For cases that had a RED completed before 1996, EPA later completed tolerance reassessment to bring the case into compliance with the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA). The baseline date for these cases corresponds to the date of the tolerance reassessment decision, and this column is given the status of “TRED.”

    L. RED Status Date. This column shows the RED completion date.

    M. Year Scheduled. This is the year in which EPA expects to open the docket to initiate review of the case. Except for chemical classes and groups listed above, dates are given only for cases scheduled for the next four years of the program.

    N. Docket Opened. This shows the docket opening date when a case has begun registration review. Each docket has a Summary Document with a Preliminary Work Plan. See: Chemical Search or the registration review dockets for more information on these cases.

    O. Final Work Plan. This shows the Final Work Plan date for cases that have these. See: Chemical Search or the registration review dockets for more information.

    P. Case Count. This is a running count of registration review cases.

    Q. AI Count. This is a running count of active ingredients.

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    III. Communication Plan for and Comment on the Registration Review Schedule.

    EPA announces the availability of the updated schedule in an EPA Pesticide Program Update and posts the schedule on the Agency's website. In general, the Agency may consider issues raised by the public or the registrant when reviewing a posted schedule, to schedule a pesticide registration review, or to modify the schedule of a pesticide registration review as appropriate.

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    IV. Contact for Questions on Schedule.

    For questions on the schedule, contact Kevin Costello (costello.kevin@epa.gov), EPA Office of Pesticide Programs, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, (703) 305-5026.

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    V. Registration Review Schedule.

    As provided in the rule, EPA has developed a schedule for opening registration review dockets and will update the schedule annually. This Explanation of Registration Review Schedule explains how to interpret the Registration Review Schedule, which shows all pesticides currently subject to review and the planned schedule for opening dockets for the next four years of the program.

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