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How can I register a biopesticide?

For information on registering biopesticides, please see the following Web sites:

Regulating Biopesticides:
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/biopesticides/ 

Biopesticide Registration Tools:
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/biopesticides/regtools/index.htm
“The federal pre-marketing approval of pesticides - termed Registration - is a complex process. This page contains links to general registration information - usually from the Pesticides site plus links to pages that provide additional registration information specific to Biopesticides”.


For more information you can contact the Biological/Biochemical Products Ombudsman:

Brian Steinwand
steinwand.brian@epa.gov
703-305-7973

Additional contacts in the Biochemical Pesticides Branch are listed at:
http://www.epa.gov/oppbppd1/biopesticides/contacts_bppd.htm

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is responsible for protecting American agriculture against pests and diseases. APHIS' Biotechnology Regulatory Services regulates the introduction (importation, interstate movement, and release into the environment) of genetically engineered organisms that may pose a risk to plant health.

APHIS - Biotechnology Home Page:
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/biotechnology/index.shtml

You can find out about the roles of other agencies in the regulation of agricultural biotechnology at:
http://www.fas.usda.gov/itp/biotech/Qs_As.asp

For additional information, please see the United States Regulatory Agencies Unified Biotechnology Website:
http://usbiotechreg.nbii.gov  


Here is a related FAQ on registering conventional pesticides that may be of interest:

Title: How can I register a pesticide?  Where can I locate information about pesticide reregistration?
URL: http://publicaccess.supportportal.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=23012&task=knowledge&questionID=16418 

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  • Date Created: 7/18/2006
  • Last Modified Since: 2/5/2014
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