Pesticide Registration

Antimicrobial Pesticide Registration

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What Are Antimicrobial Pesticides

An antimicrobial pesticide is intended to disinfect, sanitize, reduce, or mitigate growth or development of microbiological organisms or protect inanimate objects, industrial processes or systems, surfaces, water, or other chemical substances from contamination, fouling, or deterioration caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, algae, or slime. In the intended use it is exempt from, or otherwise not subject to, a tolerance or a food additive regulation.

Wood preservatives and anti-foulants are classified as antimicrobial pesticides if the products have antimicrobial claims. Other wood preservative, anti-foulant, agricultural fungicide, and aquatic herbicide products are either classified as conventionals or biopesticides. Learn More>>>

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Pre-Application Meeting

Before assembling an application for product registration or an amendment to a product registration, an applicant or registrant should first consider scheduling a pre-application meeting. The pre-application meeting provides an opportunity to discuss and confirm the data and labeling requirements that a pply to that application. To schedule a meeting, please go to the Antimicrobials Division Contact List for the Antimicrobial Division Ombudsman or the appropriate Product Team contact person.

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Requirements for All Applicants

Additional Requirements for Antimicrobials

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Guidance Documents

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Work Plans

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