Module 1: Label Basics
Table Of Contents
- Label Basics
- Parts of the Label
- Special Issues
- Applying the Principles of Pesticide Label Review
- Emerging Issues and Course Completion
Section 6: Which labels require review?
By the end of this section, you will be able to:
- List and describe the nine types of labels that require review.
- List and describe the three types of labels that do not require review.
Labels That Require Review
The following require EPA review:
|1||Labels for products containing new active ingredients and/or new uses||This type of submission involves a new active ingredient that is currently not registered by EPA as a pesticide or a new use of an existing product.|
|2||Labels for new products containing existing active ingredients||This type of submission involves an application for registration of a product containing an active ingredient that is currently registered for use as a pesticide in other products.|
|3||Labels for technical grade and manufacturing use products||This type of submission involves a product that is used to manufacture or formulate other pesticides.|
|4||Labels for products requiring amendments||This type of submission involves an application for an amendment to a currently registered pesticide. There are two kinds of amendment submissions:
|5||Fast track labels||This type of submission involves no data or only product chemistry data.|
|6||Me-too registration labels||This type of submission involves a pesticide product and proposed use that is identical or substantially similar to a currently registered pesticide or differs only in ways that would not significantly increase the risk of unreasonable adverse effects on the environment.|
|7||Labels for products with efficacy data requirements||This type of submission involves products for which efficacy data is required. Efficacy studies document how well pesticide products perform as pest control agents. Even though registrants/applicants must conduct efficacy studies, the Agency only routinely requires the submission of these studies for certain types of products. EPA reviews efficacy data (also referred to as product performance data) when a pesticide product bears a claim to control pest organisms that pose a threat to human health. Such pests include, but are not limited to:
|8||Labels for special local need (SLN) products||This type of submission involves products for which particular states register additional uses to meet their specific needs. Such registrations are for distribution and use only within a particular state to meet an SLN. Unlike other labels, EPA does not actively accept SLN labels. Instead, EPA has 90 days to disapprove it; otherwise it is considered an accepted FIFRA label.|
|9||Experimental use permits||Experimental use permits authorize testing (across an area greater than 10 acres of land or one acre of water) of unregistered pesticides or registered pesticides' unregistered uses.|
For more information about labels that require review, see Chapter 4, Section III of the Label Review Manual (PDF) (12 pp, 918.39, About PDF).
For a list of public health pests, see PR Notice 2002-1.