The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released an updated schedule for the Pesticide Registration Review program, covering planned draft risk assessments, proposed interim decisions, and interim decisions for antimicrobials, biopesticides and conventional chemicals through the end of the 2016 fiscal year.
Through the Pesticide Registration Review program, EPA reviews all registered pesticides at least every 15 years, as mandated by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. EPA bases its decisions on the best available sound science. However, science is constantly evolving, and new scientific information can come to light at any time and change our understanding of potential risks from pesticides. The review of new data could potentially prolong the risk assessment and decision-making process and change this schedule.
We are committed to an open and transparent registration review process and offer many opportunities for the public to submit their thoughts on draft risk assessments and proposed interim decisions. Once these documents are available for public comment, any stakeholder is welcome to submit their comments in the given pesticide’s docket at www.regulations.gov.
The updated schedule for pesticide registration review is available online at www.epa.gov/pesticide-reevaluation/registration-review-schedules.
For more information on registration review, visit www.epa.gov/pesticide-reevaluation.