Deadline Change for Pesticide Labels
Sep. 10, 2010
Pesticide registrants will have more time to meet their labeling obligations under EPA’s knotty 2006 final rule establishing management and disposal standards for pesticide containers and containment. Compliance with the rule was initially required by August 16, 2009. In October 2008, the Agency extended the deadline to August 16, 2010. Following requests from registrants and other stakeholders, the Agency has now taken two actions.
First, in a final rule, EPA extended the deadline to December 16, 2010. This deadline is intended less as a compliance date for pesticide registrants than as a sufficient period of time for EPA to propose and make final a rule that extends the deadline another year to August 16, 2011.
Therefore, concurrent with the final rule authorizing the extension, EPA also proposed the 1-year extension.
The additional time should be much appreciated by registrants whose labor to grasp the exceptionally complex requirements has been followed by accumulating administrative obstacles.
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