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Pesticide News Story: New Enable the Label On-line Discussion Forum Topic: LRM Chapters 14-17: Various and Sundry Topics

For Release: August 2, 2011

EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs has posted an update to Enable the Label, our online discussion forum that helps us improve the clarity and usefulness of the Label Review Manual. The discussion topics for August are chapters 14 through 17, short chapters that provide guidance on identification numbers, company name and address, graphics and symbols on labels, and on net content/net weight statements. We are skipping Chapter 13 in August because we are currently revising it but will bring it up for discussion once we have finished the revisions. After the discussion thread on chapters 14 through 17 closes at the end of August, we will review comments received and incorporate useful ones into future revisions of the Label Review Manual. As a reminder, the agency is not asking for general discussions on pesticide policy issues in these discussions focusing on the Label Review Manual.

We created Enable the Label to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas related to pesticide labeling. Monthly discussions focus on one or two chapters of the Label Review Manual. Forum participants are welcome to post their thoughts and ideas on the topics and provide feedback on any other subject covered in that month's chapter. The goal is to improve the clarity and usefulness of the manual for its users -- primarily people who draft, review, or enforce labels in the field. Pesticide manufacturers and their representatives and State pesticide regulators may also use the manual.

Enable the Label provides informal comment opportunities to everyone interested in improving the Label Review Manual, and encourages creative solutions to complex pesticide label challenges in an open and transparent environment.

We invite you to regularly submit your comments and comment on others' ideas at http://blog.epa.gov/enablethelabel/.

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