FIFRA

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

Last updated:
14
February
2024
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Legislation Overview

Legislation name
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
Applicable to
United States
Purpose
FIFRA regulates the distribution, sale, and use of pesticides in the U.S. to ensure they do not cause unreasonable adverse effects on the environment or human health.
Scope
Applies to all pesticides distributed or sold within the United States, requiring them to be registered (licensed) by the EPA.
Key requirements
Pesticides must be registered by the EPA. Applicants must demonstrate that their pesticide will not cause unreasonable adverse effects on the environment when used as specified.
Penalties
Specific penalties for non-compliance are not detailed in the summary but typically involve fines, enforcement actions, and possibly criminal penalties for severe violations.
EXEMPTIONS
The summary does not specify any exemptions. Typically, certain minor use pesticides or those used in specific limited contexts may have different regulatory requirements.
Guidance
Not explicitly mentioned in the summary, but EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) would provide regulatory guidance, compliance assistance, and information on safe pesticide use.