Please join us in Washington, D.C. on October 13, 14, and 15, 2020 for HCPA’s Annual Pesticide Regulation Workshop. This workshop will once again be a two-part event:
Part 1: Overview of Pesticide Regulation in the USA
- This annual two-day workshop is based on the popular event that Crowell & Moring LLP, TSG Consulting, and their predecessor firms have been offering for over 35 years. The workshop will emphasize the practical knowledge that you need to get your pesticide products and devices onto the market in the USA, keep them there, and avoid stop sale, use, and removal orders and civil monetary penalties for non-compliance with registration, labeling, and other regulatory requirements for pesticide products and devices. This workshop is intended to educate or retrain, as appropriate, pesticide company personnel involved in research and development, product registration and stewardship, legal and regulatory compliance, import, production, packaging, and labeling, sales and marketing, and storage, distribution, and export. The workshop’s schedule will allow time for questions and answers with speakers and collaboration with other attendees.
- The workshop’s topics will include the definition of a pesticide, exclusions and exemptions from the pesticide registration requirement, the ABCs of product registration, developing registration data and building a product label, the Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018 (PRIA 4), obtaining tolerances or exemptions from the requirement for a tolerance for pesticide residues in or on raw agricultural commodities, imports and exports of pesticide products and devices, record-keeping and reporting, preparing for an inspection, confidentiality, data protection, and data compensation, electronic submissions to EPA, regulation of pesticide advertising, and retailers’ ingredient disclosure requirements.
Part 2: Focus on Minimum Risk 25(b) Pesticides
- The advanced topic session will focus on Minimum Risk Pesticides, or more commonly called, FIFRA 25(b) exempt products. These products are exempt from Federal registration if they meet six conditions set forth by the EPA, however, the vast majority of the states still require registration and associated fees. This session will focus on the intricacies of registering these products and navigating the varied State requirements. Topics will include efficacy testing, labeling guidelines and a regulatory update.