HCPA will be hosting a webinar with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation to introduce the Changes to the Notice of Decision to Register Pesticide Products on January 28th at 1pm EST. The webinar will focus on Notice 2108-26 and the impact it will have on registrations actions including amendments, new products and new active ingredients. CDPR will prepare a public report with the following information:
Main Impacts to Registrants:
- This new process will significantly increase the registration process time. CDPR couldn’t offer an estimate of how big the increase would be, however they are hiring 6 additional positions to try to minimize impacts as much as possible.
- There are no plans at this time to increase registration fees or the mill assessment to pay for the additional staff, but these will be evaluated on an ongoing basis and more funding maybe needed in the future.
- The new requirements will go into effect on May 1, 2019. Once in effect, all products still in the registration process will become subject to the new requirements. If you currently have products in the registration process which you do not anticipate to be noticed for approval prior to early this year, this new process will add additional time to your approval.
- At this time, no additional information will be required in registration applications. However, registrants may want to voluntarily provide additional data to help CDPR meet the new requirements.
The webinar will be free but will be limited HCPA members.