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Policy on Existing Stocks of Pesticide Products

This statement of policy applies to determinations the Agency will make concerning existing stocks of pesticide products whose registrations have been amended, canceled, or suspended pursuant to sections 3, 4, or 6 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act as amended (FIFRA). This statement also applies to existing stocks of products sold or distributed under a supplemental distributor agreement. It is the responsibility of the registrant to notify such distributors of any applicable existing stock provisions.

For purposes of this statement, existing stocks are defined as those stocks of a registered pesticide product that are currently in the United States and that have been packaged, labeled, and released for shipment before the effective date of the action.

This statement establishes general principles which the Agency generally will apply in determining whether and under what conditions to allow the sale and use of existing stocks. In general, if there are significant risk concerns associated with a canceled pesticide, the Agency will make a case-by-case determination as to whether to allow the continued sale or use of existing stocks of the pesticide. The Agency will not allow continued sale, distribution, or use of such a pesticide unless the benefits associated with such sale, distribution, or use exceed the risks. 

Read the entire policy statement in this Federal Register notice.

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