USA: EPA adds 70 new disinfectants to List N: Disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2

March 30, 2020

To increase the availability of products to use against the novel coronavirus, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently taken steps to allow manufacturers of disinfectants and other pesticides more flexible means of registration.

One of these flexibilities includes the EPA allowing manufacturers to obtain certain inert ingredients from commercial sources without prior agency approval. Only inerts that are deemed commodity inert ingredients may be eligible for this reduced Confidential Statement of Formula reporting (CSF).

EPA will also continue the expedition of submissions under the emerging viral pathogens claim for already registered disinfectants. Timelines for approvals can be around 14 days depending on resources.

In addition, EPA has added 70 new surface disinfectants to EPA’s List N, bringing it to a total of 351 products for use against SARS-CoV-2.

For more information about EPA’s list of commodity inert ingredients, click here .

How TSG can help

Our consultants have been working closely with federal agencies like the EPA to remain on top of all new policies and guidance released in response to this public health outbreak. TSG’s consultants have experience with inerts and can assist in determining if your commodity inert ingredient is eligible for reduced reporting. Our consultants can also assist with obtaining label claims like those under the emerging viral pathogens claim.

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