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). This rule became effective June 16, 1998, and superseded all previous policy statements pertaining to section 6(a)(2).
The purpose of this PR notice is to announce the availability of the attached document which will provide registrants guidance on the June 19, 1998 Final Rule and Technical Corrections; the August 3, 1998 Federal Register notice that deferred the compliance date of the regulations; address additional issues raised by registrants since publication of PRN 98-3; and notify registrants of the elimination of a specific reporting requirement for a period of at least one year. The guidance in this document has been organized alphabetically by subject area, and a table of contents has been provided for ease of reference.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.