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Updates to Pesticide Label Review Manual and Registration Guide Now Available

For Release: January 15, 2021

EPA has updated the Pesticide Registration Manual and Pesticide Label Review Manual (LRM) to provide additional resources for companies and individuals wishing to sell their pesticide products in the United States.

The Registration Manual describes EPA's review and decision-making process for registering a pesticide product. EPA is adding a new introductory section to provide a brief overview of the registration process. This section will enable interested parties to get a general sense of the steps involved in just a few minutes.

The LRM is a resource for understanding how pesticide labels should generally be drafted. EPA updates the LRM periodically to ensure EPA label reviewers and stakeholders have the most current guidance. EPA is updating Chapter 2, “What is a Pesticide?” Key revisions include:

  • Updated hyperlinks and removed outdated references.
  • Clarified term “plant regulator."
  • Added explanatory text to Section III.E on determining whether food commodities that have undergone dehydration processing activities are considered “processed food.”
  • Updated Section V: “Is the product a device?”