The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced new pet spot-on product reporting guidance that will ease the regulatory burden on both companies and the EPA. Data collected from a pilot program was used to inform these new regulatory standards, which will eliminate the two-year registration requirement for these products. This procedural change allows companies to use standardized enhanced incident and sales reporting templates for annual incident reporting.

HCPA and its member companies were significant collaborators in the pet spot-on flea and tick products pilot program, which was critical in establishing this new reporting guidance. Member feedback coupled with the significant data from the pilot program was instrumental in validating that the two-year registration requirement was burdensome for both companies and the EPA. This new guidance will ensure that pet spot-on products remain safe and effective, while also establishing manageable and accurate reporting practices.

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