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Regulatory Flexibility for Small Entities

SBAR Panel: Pesticides; Reconsideration of Exemptions for Insect Repellents

Key Dates for this SBAR Panel

  • Convening Date: 11/16/2009
  • Completion Date: 01/15/2010

About the Rule

  • Title: Pesticides; Reconsideration of Exemptions for Insect Repellents
  • RIN: 2070-AJ45
  • Docket No.: ID: EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0227
  • Publication Date for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM): Not yet published.
  • Publication Date for Final Rule: Not yet published.

More information about Insect Repellents.

Regular updates to pesticide-related activities are available on EPA's Pesticides page.

About this SBAR Panel

What is the Implication of the Rulemaking on Small Entities?

EPA is developing a rulemaking to modify the minimum risk pesticides exemption under 40 CFR 152.25(f) to exclude personally applied insect repellents from the exemption and require an abbreviated data set for such products. EPA is taking this action because these pesticides claim to control pests of significant public health importance.

How Can I Learn More?

If you are a small manufacturer of skin-applied minimum risk insect repellents currently exempted under 40 CFR 152.25(f), you may potentially be affected by this rulemaking. While the opportunity to participate in this Panel has passed, you will have the chance to submit comments concerning this rulemaking during the standard public comment period commencing after publication of the notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register.

Semiannual updates about the development status of the rulemaking are available at