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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AJ49 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Pesticide Product Performance Data Requirements for Products Claiming Efficacy Against Invertebrate Pests 
Abstract:

EPA is considering a proposal to codify product performance data requirements to support registration of products claiming efficacy against three categories of invertebrate pests: those identified to be of significant public health importance (e.g., ticks, mosquitoes, cockroaches, etc.), wood-destroying insects (e.g., termites), and invasive invertebrate species (e.g., Asian long-horned beetle). The two latter categories are considered to be of significant economic importance. Product performance data (efficacy studies) document how well the product performs the intended function (such as killing or repelling) against an invertebrate pest. In preparation for this rulemaking, EPA has been seeking expert opinion and recommendations from the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP). As a result of the March 2013 SAP meeting, the SAP provided recommendations for EPA to consider as (1) this future proposal concerning product performance data requirements and (2) new or revised testing guidelines for pesticide products claiming efficacy against invertebrate pests are being developed. In May 2018, EPA presented to the SAP for review and consideration a draft of the Product Performance Test Guidelines for Red Imported Fire Ants and a draft of the Product Performance Test Guidelines for Premises Treatments. The Agency is also considering whether to codify the requirement that the results of the efficacy data must support the product label claim.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 156    40 CFR 158   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 to 136y Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  PRIA 4 requires EPA to publish the final product performance data requirements no later than September 30, 2021.  09/30/2021 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2020 
Final Rule  09/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/data-requirements-pesticide-registration  
Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Sara Kemme
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7506P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 347-8533
Email: kemme.sara@epa.gov

Cameo Smoot
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7506P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 305-5454
Email: smoot.cameo@epa.gov