EPA seeks public comment on draft guidance on plant regulator label claims, including biostimulants

April 26, 2019

USA: The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment on the draft document Guidance for Plant Regulator Label Claims, Including Plant Biostimulants. The guidance is intended to provide clarity to biostimulant producers and regulators on label claims that the EPA considers to be plant regulator claims and therefore subject to regulation as a pesticide. The guidance also provides examples of product label claims generally considered by the EPA to be ‘non-pesticidal.’ A list of plant regulator active ingredients currently contained in EPA-Registered Products is also included.

“This guidance provides EPA’s current thinking in this area and will be used as a reference by state regulators reviewing product registrations, making its potential impact on the industry significant,” says Shannon Bryant-Spas, Senior Regulatory Consultant, TSG Consulting. “We therefore encourage all producers of biostimulant products to review the guidance and provide comments to the Agency by the May 28 deadline.”

View the docket: Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Plant Regulator Label Claims, Including Plant Biostimulants

Comments must be submitted on www.regulations.gov in Docket # EPA-HQ-OPP-2018-0258 on or before May 28, 2019.


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Please get in touch via the form opposite if you have any questions about EPA’s draft guidance, the changing regulatory landscape for these products or on biostimulant registrations in general.

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