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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK56 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: ●Pesticides; Addition of Chitosan to the Lists of Active and Inert Ingredients Eligible for the Minimum Risk Pesticide Exemption 

On October 10, 2018, the Agency received a petition requesting that the substance commonly called chitosan, CAS # of 9012-76-4, be added to the list of active ingredients eligible for EPA's Minimum Risk Pesticide Exemption, 40 CFR 152.25(f)(1). On April 4, 2019, the Agency received an amendment to the petition to also add chitosan to the minimum risk pesticide inert ingredient list at 40 CFR 152.25(f)(2). This rule will propose adding chitosan, CAS # of 9012-76-4, to the list of active ingredients eligible for EPA's Minimum Risk Pesticide Exemption, 40 CFR 152.25(f)(1), and to the list of inert ingredients in 40 CFR 152.25(f)(2).

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 152   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136(w), Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/00/2020 
Final Rule  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Cameo Smoot
Environmental Protection Agency
7506P, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 305-5454
Fax:703 305-5884

Prasad Chumble
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 347-8367