In an October 8, 2010, Federal Register Notice, EPA announced a final rule that would provide an extension to the compliance date for pesticide storage and disposal label statements, from Dec. 16, 2010, to Aug. 16, 2011. This action finalizes the June 15, 2010, proposed rule to extend the compliance date to August 16, 2011. The main drivers for this extension are that:
- more products than we anticipated needed alternative language for container-related instructions, requiring more review and implementation time; and
- registrants and registrant associations expressed concerns about being able to have all labels changed by the previous label compliance date of Aug. 16, 2010.