Compliance

Compliance Monitoring Strategy for Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)

The Compliance Monitoring Strategy (CMS) for Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) provides a multi-year framework and national guidance for the FIFRA compliance assurance program to achieve the goals of FIFRA compliance monitoring and enforcement. Specifically, this CMS is intended to:

  • Promote an understanding of, and compliance with, minimum program requirements;
  • Promote national consistency in program implementation while acknowledging and allowing appropriate flexibility;
  • Provide a strategy for setting priorities that focus on the greatest risks to health and the environment;
  • Articulate guiding principles of the strategic approach to help EPA headquarters, regions, states, and tribes allocate resources across the FIFRA compliance assurance program;
  • Provide inspection frequency goals;
  • Clarify the intersections of compliance monitoring for the ongoing FIFRA core program, the national areas of focus, and state or tribal priorities;
  • Enhance the use of data collected for priority setting and inspection targeting; and
  • Clarify requirements for reporting national program results.
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