We consider this document to be an instructional aid that does not establish new guidance, but instead compiles existing interpretations of statutory and regulatory provisions and reiterates existing Agency policies.
We are interested in optimizing the usefulness of the Label Review Manual (LRM) as a tool for understanding the pesticide labeling process. The LRM is also useful in understanding approaches for how labels should generally be drafted. As always, we will consider each label on its own merits and will consider deviations from our policy in labeling under the appropriate provisions of FIFRA and its implementing regulations.
Submit errors or suggestions for the LRM on the Pesticide Labeling Questions and Answers page, which is a component of the Pesticide Labeling Consistency Web page.
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- Label Review Manual - Complete Manual (PDF)(282 pp, 9 MB, March 2018)
- Chapter 1: Purpose of the Manual (PDF)(5 pp, 475 K, December 2016)
- Chapter 2: What is a Pesticide? (PDF)(18 pp, 581 K, January 2021)
- Chapter 3: General Labeling Requirements (PDF)(20 pp, 1 MB, March 2018)
- Chapter 4: Types of Label Reviews (PDF)(12 pp, 827 K, December 2011)
- Chapter 5: Ingredient Statement (PDF)(15 pp, 768 K, May 2012)
- Chapter 6: Use Classification (PDF)(5 pp, 740 K, January 2012)
- Chapter 7: Precautionary Statements (PDF)(20 pp, 1 MB, March 2018)
- Chapter 8: Environmental Hazards (PDF)(15 pp, 865 K, September 2012)
- Chapter 9: Physical or Chemical Hazards (PDF)(7 pp, 774 K, September 2012)
- Chapter 10: Worker Protection Labeling (PDF)(28 pp, 922 K, February 2016)
- Chapter 11: Directions for Use (PDF)(32 pp, 986 K, December 2014)
- Chapter 12: Labeling Claims (PDF)(13 pp, 678 K, November 2013)
- Chapter 13 Storage and Disposal (PDF)(56 pp, 2 MB, July 2013)
- Chapter 14: Identification Numbers (PDF)(6 pp, 720 K, November 2012)
- Chapter 15: Company Name and Address (PDF)(5 pp, 1 MB, August 2017)
- Chapter 16: Graphics and Symbols (PDF)(7 pp, 1 MB, August 2017)
- Chapter 17: Net Contents/Net Weight (PDF)(6 pp, 1 MB, February 2018)
- Chapter 18: Unique Product Labeling (PDF)(13 pp, 525 K, September 2013)