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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AL01 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: ●Pesticides; Certification of Pesticide Applicators; Further Extension to Expiration Date of Certification Plans 
Abstract:

On February 7, 2022, EPA proposed to extend the deadline by which Federal, State, territory, and tribal certifying authorities with existing certification plans are required to revise their existing certification plans to conform with the updated Federal standards for the certification of applicators of restricted use pesticides (RUPs) up to but not longer than November 4, 2024. Federal, State, territory, and tribal certifying authorities with existing certification plans are required to revise their existing certification plans to conform with the updated Federal standards for the certification of applicators of RUPs and the regulations established the deadline by which the existing plans are set to expire unless the revised plans are approved by the Agency. The extension would avoid disruptions to Federal, State, territory, and tribal certification programs, and to those who are certified to use RUPs under those programs, while EPA continues its review and approval of proposed certification plan modifications. EPA is reviewing the public comments received in response to the proposed rule and will determine next steps.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 171.5   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 to 136(y) Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/07/2022  87 FR 6821   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/09/2022 
Final Rule  09/00/2022 
Additional Information: EPA-HQ-OPP-2021-0831. This action is related to an interim final rule promulgated under RIN 2070-AL00. EPA will consider and address any comments submitted in response to the interim final rule promulgated under RIN 2070-AL00 and any comments submitted in response EPA's proposed rule issued under RIN 2070-AL01 when developing a final rule under RIN 2070-AL01.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-worker-safety/certification-standards-pesticide-applicators  
Sectors Affected: 111 Crop Production; 111421 Nursery and Tree Production; 115112 Soil Preparation, Planting, and Cultivating; 115210 Support Activities for Animal Production; 115310 Support Activities for Forestry; 321114 Wood Preservation; 325320 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 424690 Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers; 424910 Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers; 444220 Nursery, Garden Center, and Farm Supply Stores; 541690 Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services; 541712 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology); 561710 Exterminating and Pest Control Services; 561730 Landscaping Services; 924110 Administration of Air and Water Resource and Solid Waste Management Programs; 926140 Regulation of Agricultural Marketing and Commodities 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ryne Yarger
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 605-1193
Email: yarger.ryne@epa.gov

Carolyn Schroeder
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7506P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-2961
Email: schroeder.carolyn@epa.gov