Visit with us at the Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting in Basel, Switzerland

Jim Damico, President of SciReg, Inc., will be attending the upcoming 2018 Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM) in Basel, Switzerland, October 22-24, 2018. If you would like to arrange a meeting with Jim while in Basel, please click here, or call telephone number (703) 494-6500.

 

Visit with us at the BPIA 2018 Fall Meeting & Sustainability Symposium

SciReg, Inc., will be attending the upcoming BPIA 2018 Fall Meeting & Sustainability Symposium in Rochester, New York, from October 9-10, 2018. If you would like to arrange a meeting with a SciReg representative in Rochester, please click here, or call telephone number (703) 494-6500.

 

PRIA 3 Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting

EPA held its PRIA 3 Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting on July 11, 2018. Rick Keigwin, Director of the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), informed attendees that the Agency is experiencing resource challenges (which includes a decrease in OPP staff to below 600 employees) and indicated this is affecting productivity.

Steve Schaible, OPP’s PRIA Coordinator, provided an informative presentation on the following topics:

• PRIA 4 update
• Follow-up from previous Stakeholder Quarterly Meeting
• PRIA 3 summary for Fiscal Year 2018
• PRIA renegotiation rates
• On-time completion rates for Fiscal Year 2018
• Pending non-PRIA fast tracks and notifications
• Fees collected
• Two-day label approval
• Electronic label reviews
• Electronic submissions
• 45/90 preliminary technical screens

Mr. Schaible’s presentation is available here: PRIA 3 Presentation

Visit with us at the Crops & Chemicals USA Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina

July 24-25, 2018
SciReg will be attending the upcoming Crops & Chemicals USA Conference July 24-25, 2018. If you would like to arrange a meeting with Jim Damico, SciReg’s President, while in Raleigh, please contact him by clicking here , or by phone at (703) 494-6500.

Visit with us at the 34th Society of Quality Assurance Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California

SciReg will be attending the upcoming 34th Society of Quality Assurance (SQA) Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California, April 9 – 12, 2018.  If you would like to arrange a meeting with Jim Damico, SciReg’s President, or Teri Wallace, Regulatory Specialist, while in Anaheim, please contact them by clicking here , or by phone at (703) 494-6500.

Guidance on placement of first aid statements on pesticide labels

On March 8, 2018, EPA released final guidance clarifying where first aid statements should appear on the label of pesticide products. The guidance responds to input from states and pesticide registrants.  EPA will continue to require Toxicity Category I products to have first aid statements on the front panel of the label, while Toxicity Category II and III products can have these statements on any panel.

To view the guidance document, please click here: Document Summary

EPA publishes revised antimicrobial efficacy test guidelines

In a February 28, 2018 Federal Register notice, EPA announced the availability of the revised antimicrobial test guidelines (OCSPP Product Performance Test Guidelines 810.2000, 810.2100, and 810.2200). The revised procedures incorporate comments received on the draft guidelines issued by EPA in 2015.

A number of significant changes have been made to the guidelines with regard to confirmatory data, repeat testing, wetness determination testing for towelettes, testing at lower certified limits, internal toilet testing, performance standards, and other topics. Click on the following link for more detailed information provided via EPA’s website: Final OCSPP Product Performance Test Guidelines for Antimicrobial Pesticides Series 810.2000-2200

PRIA 3 status and PRIEA (PRIA 4) progress

The U.S. Congress has passed another continuing resolution extending the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA 3) until December 22, 2017.  Congress has been working on a replacement for PRIA 3.  The new bill, the Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act (PRIEA or PRIA 4) remains on hold by Senator Udall (D-NM) due to concerns about EPA’s delay of certain new rules (Worker Protection Standard changes and restricted use pesticide certification/training). Because the bill cannot come to a vote, the new continuing resolution gives additional time to pass PRIEA, or a longer-term continuing resolution for PRIA 3.

Visit with SciReg at the 3rd Biostimulants World Congress

SciReg, Inc., will be attending the upcoming 3rd Biostimulants World Congress in Miami, Florida, from November 28-30, 2017. If you would like to arrange a meeting with a SciReg representative in Miami, please contact Jim Damico or Lauren Walker at jdamico@SciReg.comlwalker@SciReg.com, or by phone at (703) 494-6500.

Final guidance clarifying FDA and EPA jurisdiction over mosquito-related products

On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued final Guidance for Industry which clarifies that mosquito-related products intended to function as pesticides by preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating mosquitoes, including those products produced by biotechnology, such as genetically engineered mosquitoes, will be regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).  FDA will continue to regulate (as drugs), under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), mosquito-related products that are intended to prevent, treat, mitigate, or cure a disease.

Click here to view the final Guidance for Industry #236 – Clarification of FDA and EPA Jurisdiction over Mosquito-Related Products.