PRN 98-3: Guidance on Final FIFRA 6(a)(2) Regulations for Pesticide Product Registrants
On September 19, 1997, EPA published in the Federal Register the final rule codifying EPA's interpretation and enforcement policy regarding section 6(a)(2) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), which requires pesticide registrants to report information concerning unreasonable adverse effects of their products to EPA (62 FR 49370). The purpose of the rule is to clarify what information to submit, how and when to submit it, as well as which failures to report information, or delays in reporting, will be regarded by EPA as violations of FIFRA section 6(a)(2), actionable under FIFRA sections 12(a)(2)(B)(ii) and 12(a)(2)(N). In comparison to previous EPA policy statements, some reporting requirements have been expanded, and others reflect increased flexibility or exemptions for reporting specific types of information.
The purpose of this PR notice is to announce the availability of the attached document, which will provide registrants comprehensive guidance on implementing the new regulations. The Agency has addressed in depth questions and issues raised by registrants and other parties after the publication of the final rule.