Cancellation of Pesticide Registration Law and Legal Definition

Cancellation of Pesticide Registration is dealt under 7 USCS § 136d of Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. According to this section, Environment Protection Agency (EPA) is authorized to cancel or change classification of a pesticide registration on the following grounds:

1.when it adversely affects public health and environment,

2. when it does not comply with the labeling, and

3. when it fails to submit the required documents under FIFRA provisions

Cancellation of a pesticide registration may be initiated by EPA after the Agency has evaluated the potential risks and benefits associated with registered uses of a pesticide. In order to initiate cancellation or change in classification of pesticide registration, the administrator of EPA may issue a notice to the concerned party. The notice shall include the intention of the administrator along with the reasons to cancel or change the classification of pesticide registration. A hearing can also be held to determine the cancellation or change in classification of pesticide registration.

While deciding on the cancellation or change in classification of pesticide registration, the Administrator can consider restricting a pesticide's use or uses as an alternative to cancellation. The administrator should explain the reasons for these restrictions, and include the impact of such final action on production and prices of agricultural commodities, retail food prices, and otherwise on the agricultural economy. Finally, the Administrator shall publish in the Federal Register an analysis of such impact