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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK96 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Pesticides; Required Electronic Submission of Foreign Purchaser Acknowledgement Statements 
Abstract:

Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, any person exporting unregistered pesticides is to obtain and submit to EPA a statement, known as a Foreign Purchase Acknowledgment Statement (FPAS), signed by the foreign purchaser prior to export, acknowledging that the purchaser understands that the pesticide is not registered for use in and cannot be sold in the United States. EPA transmits the FPAS notification to the government of the importing country via per-shipment notifications or annual summary reports. On August 18, 2021 (86 FR 46246), EPA announced the availability of an electronic option for submitting the required FPAS notifications electronically using EPA's electronic document submission system, the Central Data Exchange (CDX). EPA is developing a proposed rule to amend the existing regulations to require the use of the electronic option, and is considering other improvements to the requirements. Use of CDX to prepare and submit the required notifications to EPA helps streamline and reduce the administrative costs and burdens associated with submitting paper-based statements for both the submitters and the Agency.

 
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 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 168   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/00/2022 
Final Rule  01/00/2024 
Additional Information: .
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: https://www.epa.gov/pesticides/importing-and-exporting-pesticides  
Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing; 3253 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 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 7101M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1217
Email: kemme.sara@epa.gov

Katherine Sleasman
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7105M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1204
Email: sleasman.katherine@epa.gov