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Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Self-Assessment Tools

The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) regulates the sale and use of pesticides in the United States. Before a pesticide can be sold or distributed in the United States, FIFRA requires that registration be obtained from EPA. When making a registration decision, EPA must determine that the pesticide, when used in accordance with label directions, will not cause unreasonable adverse effects to human health or the environment. The prime duty of the user it to comply with all use instructions on the pesticide label or accompanying labeling. Failure to follow label directions is dangerous and illegal. Federal pesticide regulations are set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 40 CFR Parts 150-189. Below are available checklists and audit protocols to help organizations determine their compliance with FIFRA. 

Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance Audits under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act  This protocol was developed by EPA in 2000 to assist businesses and organizations in conducting thorough and comprehensive environmental audits under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). It provides guidance on key requirements, defines regulatory terms, and includes detailed checklists.


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