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FIFRA (Pesticides):
Bergeson and Campbell: Pesticide Registration
Pesticide product registration is the central mechanism for regulating United States pesticide sales and use. See how FIFRA monitors pesticide registration in the U.S.

Center for Sustainable Systems: Quick Reference: FIFRA
Here is a quick reference guide for FIFRA, written to protect the public health and environment from the misuse of pesticides by regulating the labeling and registration of pesticides and by considering the costs and benefits of their use.

ChemAlliance: Background- FIFRA
FIFRA requires that each manufacturer register each pesticide and its label with EPA before it can be manufactured for commercial use. Prospective pesticide manufacturers are required to submit a registration application to EPA, a proposed label, a statement of all claims to be made for the pesticide, directions for its use, a confidential statement of the formula, and a description of the tests which provide the basis for the manufacturer’s claims.

Clemson University: Pesticide Information Program
Find links to all the information you need to know concerning pesticides, pesticide laws, environmental laws and pesticides, information on FIFRA, and much more.

Environmental Health and Safety Online: FIFRA- Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
This page provides information on FIFRA including contact information, compliance assistance, and a link to the entire FIFRA document.

Environmental Statutes- Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
This page provides links to information on pesticide registration, state registration, recordkeeping for applications, and pesticide storage/disposal.

EPA Documents: Pesticides: Revised Fee Schedule for Registration Applications
This document provided information concerning the revised fee schedule for registration applications.

EPA Federal Register Documents: FR Years-Pesticides
Find all of EPA's documents concerning pesticides and FIFRA written over the past 11 years starting in 1994.

EPA Region 5: Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
The primary focus of FIFRA was to provide federal control of pesticide distribution, sale, and use. EPA was given authority under FIFRA not only to study the consequences of pesticide usage but also to require users (farmers, utility companies, and others) to register when purchasing pesticides.

EPA's Antimicrobials Division Contact List
Need to contact someone concerning pesticides and antimicrobials? Here is a list of contact numbers you can call with your questions and concerns.

EPA's Pesticide Registration Kit
For your convenience, the EPA assembled an online registration kit which contains pertinent forms and information needed to register a pesticide product with the U.S.

As part of its streamlining and risk reduction efforts, the Agency has evaluated the 24(c) registration process and developed guidance and process improvements which will enable the states and EPA to process 24(c) registrations faster with fewer resources, and to promote EPA's goals of risk reduction and pollution prevention. The policies contained in this guidance document are effective immediately and are expected to result in significant benefits for all concerned.

EPA: Laws Affecting EPA's Pesticide Programs
There are over 20 thousand pesticide products registered for use in the United States. Several laws govern the Federal regulatory program for these pesticide products. Under Federal law, the Environmental Protection Agency is largely responsible for regulating the sale and use of pesticides, and the allowable levels of such pesticides in or on food. EPA's authority, and the limits to that authority, are contained in two core statutes, the Federal Insecticide, Rodenticide, and Fungicide Act (FIFRA), the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).

EPA: Pesticide Registration (PR) Notices
PR Notices are issued by the Office of Pesticide Programs to inform pesticide registrants and other interested persons about important policies, procedures and regulatory decisions.

Federal Pesticide Laws and Regulations
To gain a better understanding of the federal pesticide laws and regulations currently in place to protect public health and the environment, it is helpful to view their creation and development from a historical perspective. Federal regulation of pesticides in the United States has evolved from two pieces of legislation enacted around the turn of the century; the Federal Insecticide Act of 1910 and the Federal Food and Drugs Act of 1906. These early laws were superseded by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, which regulates the sale and use of pesticides, and the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, which controls the amount of pesticide residues allowed to be present on food.

This page provides information on how certain products qualify under FIFRA by meeting the certain chemical ingredients.

Food Quality Protection Act of 1996
The Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996 amended the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). These amendments fundamentally changed the way EPA regulates pesticides. Use this page to learn more.

GreenTruck: State FIFRA/Pesticide Contacts
A list of State FIFRA/Pesticide contacts can be found here along with address, phone/fax numbers, and e-mail addresses.

Illinois Pesticide Review: U.S. EPA Addresses Conflict Between FIFRA and the Clean Water Act
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an “Interim Statement and Guidance on Application of Pesticides to Waters of the United States in Compliance with FIFRA.” This was done to address an interpretation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) affecting pesticides regulated under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) applied to waters of the United States.

IPHI: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
Here is a quick overview of FIFRA, along with a few links to other links containing more information dealing with EPA's FIFRA.

Laws and Regulations Governing Pesticide Applicators In Montana
There are many laws that regulate pesticide use by private, commercial and urban pesticide applicators. These laws provide not only a method of registering pesticides but also a system of classifying pesticides for general or restricted use, a method of labeling pesticides, and a training and licensing system for farm applicators using restricted use pesticides. A method of enforcement also includes penalties for violators.

National Pesticide Information Retrieval System
The National Pesticide Information Retrieval System (NPIRS) is a collection of pesticide-related databases available by subscription.

National Pesticide Telecommunications Network
This telecommunications network was formed to be able to help answer any questions or concerns you may have about pesticides and being smart with them.

NSW EPA: Managing Pesticides: Who does what
Many Commonwealth and NSW government agencies, as well as other stakeholder organizations, have a role in managing pesticides in NSW. This fact sheet explains the roles of some of these organizations and provides information on where to seek guidance on pesticides and their use.

Pesticide Laws and Regulations
This NebGuide gives general information on federal and state laws and regulations regarding pesticide use in Nebraska.

This notice clarifies several aspects of the exemption for minimum risk pesticides by the FIFRA Section 25(b) rule, including composition, labeling, food tolerances, and state regulation. It is being issued to answer questions frequently asked of EPA about such products.

Pesticide Registration (PR) Notice 94-4
This Notice is intended to provide the regulated community with detailed guidance on the interim EPA registration procedures for antimicrobial products affected by the June 4, 1993, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as amended. Copies of the signed MOU and its amendment are included with this Notice.

Pesticide Registration (PR) Notice 98-2
This notice advises applicants/registrants of antimicrobial pesticide products of new FIFRA provisions for liquid chemical sterilant products that are intended for use on critical or semi-critical devices. As described in this notice, these products are no longer regulated as "pesticides" by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but as "medical devices" under the regulatory authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Pesticide Registration and Tolerance Fees: Overview
This report provides an overview of the authorities for the collection of federal pesticide fees, and legislation passed in the 108th Congress modifying existing fee authority. For a more complete overview of the federal pesticide laws, refer to CRS Report RL31921, Pesticide Law: A Summary of Statutes, and CRS Report RS20043, Pesticide Residue Regulation: Analysis of Food Quality Protection Act Implementation.

Here is the entire FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT As Amended By The FOOD QUALITY PROTECTION ACT OF 1996 and the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act of 2003.

Pesticide.Net: Pesticide Regulations
Here is a complete list of pesticides regulations that have been laid out by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Potato Pest Management Guide 2005: Using Pesticides in Conformance with State and FIFRA Regulations
All pesticides are regulated by state and federal laws to protect the user and the consumer. Read labels carefully and follow the instructions. The current label for a given pesticide is "the law" regarding its application. Pesticides must be handled with care according to label instructions as most pesticides are poisonous to humans and animals.

Registering Pesticides
Pesticide registration is the process through which EPA examines the ingredients of a pesticide; the site or crop on which it is to be used; the amount, frequency and timing of its use; and storage and disposal practices. EPA evaluates the pesticide to ensure that it will not have unreasonable adverse effects on humans, the environment and non-target species.
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RTI International: Pesticide Registration Support
RTI provides research and technical services to assist the agrochemical industry with registration/reregistration of compounds for pesticides and other compounds for agricultural, industrial, and consumer applications. In particular, we conduct a wide range of studies in support of pesticide registration under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

The National Agricultural Center: Pesticides - An Overview
This page provides an overview on the background of what pesticides are and pesticide labeling requirements under FIFRA.

Understanding Pesticide Labels and Labeling
Use this page to learn more about what exactly pesticides are, how to register pesticides, and what different parts of the pesticide label mean.

Updating Generic Pesticide Chemical Tolerance Regulations
EPA is updating generic provisions of its procedural regulations pertaining to pesticide chemical tolerances and exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. This update is necessary due to various changes made in the underlying statute by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996. The amendments are primarily administrative in nature.

Work Plan for Registration of Conventional Pesticides
The conventional chemicals FY2004 Work Plan identifies 18 new chemical candidates for decision-making during the fiscal year.


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