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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK55 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Pesticides; Modification to the Minimum Risk Pesticide Listing Program and Other Exemptions Under FIFRA Section 25(b) 
Abstract:

Under section 25(b) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA has determined that certain "minimum risk pesticides" pose little to no risk to human health or the environment, EPA has exempted them from the requirement that they be registered under FIFRA. In 1996, EPA created a regulatory list of minimum risk active and inert ingredients in 40 CFR 152.25. Such exemption reduces the cost and regulatory burdens on businesses and the public for those pesticides deemed to pose little or no risk, and allows EPA to focus our resources on pesticides that pose greater risk to humans and the environment.The Agency is considering streamlining the petition process and revisions to how the Agency evaluates the potential minimum risk active and inert substances, factors used in classes of exemptions, state implementation of the minimum risk program and the need for any future exemptions or modifications to current exemptions. EPA is also requesting comment on whether the Agency should consider amending existing exemptions or adding new classes of pesticidal substances for exemption, such as peat when used in septic filtration systems.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 152   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136(w) Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  04/08/2021  86 FR 18232   
ANPRM Comment Period End  07/07/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: https://www.epa.gov/minimum-risk-pesticides  
Sectors Affected: 32532 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Cameo Smoot
Environmental Protection Agency
7101M, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 305-5454
Email: smoot.cameo@epa.gov

Sara Kemme
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7101M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 347-8533
Email: kemme.sara@epa.gov