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Pesticide News Story: EPA Solicits Comment on Proposed Pilot Fragrance Notification Program

For Release: April 15, 2011

EPA is publishing in the Federal Register for comment a proposed Pilot Fragrance Notification Program for registrants seeking to add new or modify existing fragrances in new or currently registered pesticide products. The proposed 2-year Pilot Program is a process improvement effort intended to streamline the current 90-day process for amending registrations to a 30-day notification process when fragrance ingredients are added, removed, or modified. This action is a follow up to the 2007 Fragrance Notification Pilot Program and is very similar in conduct.

Under the proposed Pilot Program registrants will be able to self certify and rely on the Fragrance Ingredient List. The List comprises more than 1,500 fragrance component ingredients contained in pesticide products previously reviewed and registered by the Agency. These component ingredients have undergone an Agency evaluation to determine their suitability for safe use as components of fragrances in nonfood use pesticide product formulations. Only fragrances in which all of the components in the fragrance are on the List are eligible to participate in the proposed Pilot Fragrance Notification Program.

Comments on this Federal Register Notice will be accepted until May 16, 2011, and may be directed to Docket ID # EPA–HQ–OPP–2010-1046 at www.regulations.gov.

The Federal Register Notice of this action was published on April 15, 2011 and is available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-04-15/html/2011-9190.htm.

More information and a description of the 2007 Fragrance Notification Pilot Program and the Fragrance Ingredient List are available at: www.epa.gov/opprd001/inerts/ in the Inert Resources Section.

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