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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK54 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Pesticides; Exemptions of Certain Plant-Incorporated Protectants (PIPs) Derived From Newer Technologies 
Abstract:

EPA is considering proposing to update the exemptions from regulation under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) for certain plant incorporated protectant (PIP) products to reflect newer technologies, i.e., the exemptions are from the requirements to obtain a pesticide registration under FIFRA and establish a tolerance or tolerance exemption for residues in or on food commodities under FFDCA. EPA regulations (40 CFR 174.3) define a PIP as a pesticidal substance that is intended to be produced and used in a living plant, or in the produce thereof, and the genetic material necessary for production of such a pesticidal substance. It also includes any inert ingredient contained in the plant, or produce thereof.” EPA currently regulates all PIPs except those exempted by regulation at 40 CFR 174.25 and 174.508. This action is intended to fulfill section 4(b) of Executive Order 13874 (84 FR 27899, June 11, 2019) on Modernizing the Regulatory Framework for Agricultural Biotechnology Products.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously 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 150 to 180   
Legal Authority: 21 U.S.C. 346a, Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq., Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2020 
Final Rule  11/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Eric Bohnenblust
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Mail Code 7505P, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 347-0426
Email: bohnenblust.eric@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