Pesticide Tolerance Reassessment and Reregistration
In 2008, EPA completed a review of older pesticides (those initially registered prior to November 1984) under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) to ensure that they met current scientific and regulatory standards. This process, called reregistration, considered the human health and ecological effects of pesticides and resulted in actions to reduce risks of concern. EPA also reassessed existing tolerances (pesticide residue limits in food) to ensure that they met the safety standard established by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996. EPA integrated reregistration and tolerance reassessment to most effectively accomplish the goals of of both programs.
Through product reregistration, EPA is implementing reregistration eligibility decisions by ensuring that required risk mitigation measures are reflected on pesticide product labels.