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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK56 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Pesticides; Addition of Chitosan to the Active Ingredient Listing Eligible for Minimum Risk Pesticides 
Abstract: In November 2020, EPA issued a proposed rule to add the substance commonly referred to as chitosan (also known by its chemical name: poly-D-glucosamine) (CAS Reg. No. 9012-76-4) to the list of active ingredients allowed in minimum risk pesticide products exempt from registration and other requirements of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Tidal Vision Products, LLC submitted a petition to EPA requesting that chitosan be added to both the lists of active and inert ingredients allowed in exempted minimum risk pesticide products. EPA also indicated that it was deferring a decision on whether to add chitosan to the list of allowable inert ingredients. EPA is considering comments received and plans to take final action in 2021. 
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   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136(w) Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
None       
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/02/2020  85 FR 69307   
Final Rule  09/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
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
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7101M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 305-5454
Email: smoot.cameo@epa.gov

Shannon Borges
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Mail Code 7511P, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 305-7175
Email: borges.shannon@epa.gov