The EPA has delayed the testing compliance implementation for three final Product Performance 810 guidelines.
The testing compliance date will be extended by six months for the following three final guidelines:
- OCSPP 810.2000 – General Considerations for Testing Public Health Antimicrobial Pesticides
- OCSPP 810.2100 – Sterilants, Sporicides, and Decontaminants
- OCSPP 810.2200 – Disinfectants for Use on Environmental Surfaces
The EPA says the implementation delay is in response to feedback and inquiries from stakeholders requesting further clarification on the guidelines. The agency has reset the testing compliance deadline to August 28, 2019, to allow time to resolve existing requests.
Applicants may use either the 2012 or 2018 final test guidelines in the interim. However, all studies initiated after August 28, 2019, should use the revised 2018 guidelines for testing.
The EPA has posted documents pertaining to the revision of the test guidelines, including public comment submissions and the agency’s response to comments at www.regulations.gov, in docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0276.
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