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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AJ79 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: Pesticides; Revisions to Minimum Risk Exemptions 
Abstract: EPA is developing the final rule related to revisions it proposed in December 2012. Specifically, EPA proposed to more clearly describe the active and inert ingredients permitted in products eligible for the exemption from regulation for minimum risk pesticides. These lists would be reorganized by adding specific chemical identifiers that would make it clearer which ingredients are permitted in minimum risk pesticide products. No ingredients would be added or removed from the exemption. The label requirements in the exemption would also be modified to require the use of specific common chemical names in lists of ingredients on minimum risk pesticide product labels, and to require producer contact information on the label. These changes are intended to maintain the availability of minimum risk pesticide products while providing more consistent information for consumers, clearer regulations for producers, and easier identification by states, tribes and EPA as to whether a product is in compliance with the exemption. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 152.25   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136a et seq Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/31/2012  77 FR 76979   
Final Rule  07/00/2015 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0305. Split from RIN 2070-AJ45.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
Sectors Affected: 3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing; 3253 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 325320 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ryne Yarger
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7508M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-2451

Joe Hogue
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
7506C, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-9072
Fax:703 305-5884