Jump to main content.


Label Statement Pilot Program to Help Promote Environmental Sustainability

Quick Resources

The Label Statement Pilot Program is a pilot project ending May 3, 2015. It allows certain statements that help promote environmental sustainability on qualifying pesticide product labels. This pilot was developed in cooperation with the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee, in an effort to better inform consumers of certain aspects of pesticide products. For background on the Label Statements pilot and the public process used to develop it, see the Pesticide Product Labeling Workgroup Web pages covering Comparative Safety Statements.

On this page:


The Label Statements Permitted

The Agency will allow for products with multiple formulations to participate in the Pilot. If your product has multiple formulations, basic and alternates, then any accompanying label statement(s) must be true of the specific formulation product being sold. Products whose formulations violate these provisions will be considered misbranded and subject to Agency enforcement action. The following statements are permitted under the Pilot:

Antimicrobial Products

Any Type of Product

 

 

 

Top of page


How to Apply

Fragrance, Corporate Commitment, and Biodegradation

Once you’ve ascertained whether or not your formulation product may qualify for the Pilot, you need to determine what type of application you’ll submit to the Agency. The following are examples of the various types of applications that may involve label amendments under this Pilot:

  1. Any PRIA new active ingredient application.
  2. Any PRIA new use application (excluding manufacturing use products).
  3. Any PRIA new product registration (excluding MUP).
  4. Any labeling amendment (PRIA or Non-PRIA).
  5. Is there background somewhere I can read about the corporate commitment statement?

Label amendments under PRIA include mandatory time frames as well as fees. Additional information concerning PRIA statute, fees, fee waivers, and time frames can be found at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/fees/. Non-PRIA amendments, or those under the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), typically do not involve data review other than minor chemistry formulation. FQPA amendments have mandatory time frames but do not require a fee. Additional information concerning FQPA can be found at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/regulating/laws/fqpa/index.htm.

Both PRIA and FQPA actions are required to be “complete” prior to the commencement of the review period. In general, the application is considered “complete” and the review period begins once all the following information has been received:

    If product specific data are being submitted, the application must also contain:

    Product Chemistry (Bound Studies)

    Efficacy (Bound Studies)

If you have any questions concerning your application, the Agency encourages you to contact your product manager for assistance prior to the submission of your application.

Top of page

USDA BioPreferred Program

We will process applications requesting the addition of the USDA Certified BioBased Product certification mark as non-PRIA amendments.

The action is required to be “complete” prior to the commencement of the review period. In general, the application is considered “complete” and the review period begins once all the following information has been received:

If you have any questions concerning your application, the Agency encourages you to contact your product manager (Registration Division and Antimicrobial Division products) or regulatory action leader (Biopesticide and Pollution Prevention Division products) for assistance prior to the submission of your application.

Top of page


The Review Process

Fragrance, Corporate Commitment, and Biodegration

Upon receipt of the antimicrobial labeling claim(s), the Antimicrobials Division will review the confidential statement of formula to ensure the claim(s) are supported by the formulation. An acceptable determination will result in the company receiving a Pre-Acceptance letter from the Agency. At that time, the company must respond with the final printed label prior to receiving an EPA stamped accepted label for sale and distribution.

Under the terms of this Pilot, an unacceptable determination would result in the fast track amendment application being rejected under the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA). An unacceptable determination for a label associated with a PRIA action would result in one of the following:

USDA BioPreferred Program

Upon receipt of the USDA Certified BioBased Product amendment request, the regulatory division responsible for that product will review the label amendment and the disclaimer statement to determine whether the proposed label is acceptable. An acceptable determination will result in the company receiving an acceptance letter and stamped approved label from the Agency.

Top of page


Public Involvement is Requested to Help Improve the Pilot

The Agency will review additional label statements during the duration of the Pilot. If you have additional statements that you believe are factual and not false or misleading, please contact Jacqueline Campbell (Campbell-McFarlane.Jacqueline@epa.gov) in EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs.

Top of page

Publications | Glossary | A-Z Index | Jobs


Local Navigation


Jump to main content.