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Pesticide News Story: New Enable the Label On-line Discussion Forum Topic: LRM Chapter 12: Labeling Claims

For Release: July 13, 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 topic for July is Chapter 12 (PDF), which provides guidance for reviewing claims made on proposed labels. We are focusing on general claims, unacceptable claims and product names. After the discussion thread closes at the end of July, 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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