Registration Review: Explanation of Schedule - 2012 Update
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This document provides updated information on EPA's schedule for opening dockets to begin pesticide registration reviews during the next four years (2012-2015).
On this page:
- How to Read This Schedule
- Communication Plan for and Comment on the Registration Review Schedule
- Contact for Questions on Schedule
- Registration Review Schedule
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.
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.
- The chronological order using baseline date, with the oldest first, is the primary factor.
- Members of chemical classes that are planned for 2012 through 2015 are shown on the schedules for these years. Some of the chronologically-ordered cases are moved back to make room for these, in order to maintain the targeted number of cases opened per year.
- Beyond 2015, cases are in chronological order by baseline date. Those that are members of chemical classes or groups are identified, and projected years for opening their reviews are shown.
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.
- Cases numbered 1 to 4999 are the same numbers as current reregistration case numbers, though active ingredients may have been added to or removed from these.
- 5000 to 5999 are new cases for antimicrobials that were not subject to reregistration and have not been added to an existing reregistration case.
- 6000 to 6999 are new cases for biochemicals and microbials that were not subject to reregistration and have not been added to an existing reregistration case.
- 7000 to 7999 are for new conventional chemical cases that were not subject to reregistration and have not been added to an existing reregistration case.
- 8000 to 8999 are for reregistration cases that have been divided or restructured.
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.
|Class Code||Chemical Class||Class Code||Chemical Class|
|PPS||Pyrethroids, Pyrethrins & Synergists group||PY||Pyridine|
|QU||Quaternary Compound||RO||Rodenticide group|
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.
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.”
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.
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.
For questions on the schedule, contact Kevin Costello (firstname.lastname@example.org), EPA Office of Pesticide Programs, Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, (703) 305-5026.
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.