EPA Finalizes Certain Pesticide Product Performance Data Requirements to Improve Clarity and Reduce Burden for Registrants
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced final product performance data requirements for products claiming efficacy against certain pests. This action officially incorporates EPA’s product performance standards requirements for certain invertebrate pests into the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), increases the efficiency of the Agency’s approval process, and saves registrants time and money.
Product performance standards make it easier for pesticide registrants to know the efficacy data that must be submitted to the Agency to prove their pesticide product works as claimed. By adding these requirements into the CFR, EPA will help ensure submitted data meet the Agency’s needs and scientific standards and satisfy a requirement of the 2018 Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act (PRIA 4). The final rule saves registrants approximately $17,000 per data package submitted to the Agency by reducing waste and unnecessary testing.
This final rule codifies product performance data requirements to support registration of products claiming efficacy against three categories of invertebrate pests:
- Those identified to be of significant public health importance (e.g., ticks, mosquitoes, cockroaches, etc.),
- Wood-destroying insects (e.g., termites), and
- Certain invasive invertebrate species (e.g., Asian long-horned beetle)