Issue 4, May 31, 2019

Cancellation of 12 Neonicotinoid Products

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register on May 20, 2019, stating that the registrations for 12 neonicotinoid insecticides have been canceled.  A list of the insecticides canceled is shown in Table 1, taken from the Federal Register.

According to the Federal Register notice, the registrations for these products are in effect as of May 20, 2019, and no additional orders of these products can be distributed or sold.  Existing stocks of these products (those packaged, labeled and released for shipping prior to May 20, 2019) can be distributed, sold, and used until May 20, 2020.  Persons other than the registrants, may distribute, sell, or use existing stores of the products until they are exhausted, as long as that usage is consistent with the product label.

To learn more, please refer to the cancellation notice in the Federal Register:
US Environmental Protection Agency. 2019. Product cancelation order for certain pesticide registrations. Federal Register. Vol. 84, No. 97. pg. 22841-22843.

Sarah Hughson

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