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Final OCSPP Product Performance Test Guidelines for Antimicrobial Pesticides Series 810.2000-2200

For Release: February 28, 2018

EPA announces the availability of final test guidelines for “Series 810 – Product Performance Test Guidelines: Group B – Antimicrobial Efficacy Test Guidelines,” which provide recommendations for the design and execution of laboratory studies to evaluate the effectiveness of antimicrobial pesticides that work against public health microbial pests.

The three final guidelines are:

The revision is more user friendly and clarifies topics such as confirmatory data, repeat testing, hard water formulation, wetness determination testing for towelettes, and internal toilet testing. It also includes information on supplemental testing policies such as lower certified limits, revision of the AOAC Use Dilution Method performance standards and clarified technical details for efficacy testing. EPA has incorporated comments received on the 2015 draft guidelines.

Documents pertaining to the revision of the product performance guidelines, including public comment submissions, and the agency’s response to comments are available at, in docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0276.