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Tuesday, January 26 • 11:20am - 11:40am
Overview of Aquatic Pesticide Registration With EPA

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AUTHORS: Kim T. Fredricks*, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center; Terrance D. Hubert, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

ABSTRACT: Pests, defined as living organisms that occur where they are not wanted or that cause damage to crops or humans or other animals, are often controlled with pesticides. The US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pesticide Programs has the responsibility to register pesticides through the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Pesticides are broadly defined as substances or mixtures of substances intended to prevent, destroy, repel, or mitigate any pest. Amendments to FIFRA mandate that the US EPA (1) must determine that a pesticide will possess a “reasonable certainty of no harm” before it can be registered, (2) requires review of all registered products every 15 years, and (3) sets fees and timelines for required reviews. We will highlight key aspects of the registration process that potential new aquatic pesticides, such as carbon dioxide, will undergo before use as control tools.

Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:20am - 11:40am EST