Chlorpyrifos Protects

As one of the first major pesticides to undergo registration review, chlorpyrifos will set precedents for the more than 700 remaining active ingredients to follow.

The newness of the process, as well as the complexity of the task of gathering and analyzing scientific data, has already resulted in delays – as the schedule below reflects. That said, registration review for chlorpyrifos is expected to run until 2015, following the work plan below, if not the precise timeline.

Note the dates for the public comment periods — these are dates when you can make your voice heard. Visit the EPA’s website for docket # EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0850 and follow the instructions for submitting comments.

EPA’s Work Plan for Registration Review of Chlorpyrifos

ACTIVITIES ESTIMATED MONTH-YEAR STATUS
Phase 1: Opening the docket
Open Public Comment Period for Draft Work Plan Mar-2009 Completed on-time
Close Public Comment Period Mar-2009 Completed on-time
Phase 2: Case Development
Develop Final Work Plan (FWP) Aug-2009 Completed Sep-2009
Issue Data Call-In (DCI) Apr/Jun-2010 Completed Sep-2010
Open Public Comment Period for Human Health Assessment Jul/Sep-2010 Completed Jul-2011
Close Public Comment Period for Human Health Assessment
(Dow AgroSciences Submitted Comments)
Oct/Dec-2010 Completed Oct-2011
Scientific Advisory Panel Evaluation of Human Health Issues
(Dow AgroSciences Submitted Comments)
Not originally scheduled Completed Apr-2012
Open Public Comment Period for Revised Human Health Assessment Not originally scheduled Completed Dec-2014
Close Public Comment Period for Revised Human Health Assessment Not originally scheduled Completed Apr-2015
Open Public Comment Period for Environmental Risk and Endangered Species Assessments Oct/Dec-2013 Completed Apr-2016
Close Public Comment Period for Environmental Risk and Endangered Assessments Jan/Mar-2014 Completed Jun-2016
Phase 3: Registration Review Decision
Proposed Registration Review Decision Apr/Jun-2014 Delayed - not yet completed
Public Comment Period Jul/Sep-2014 Delayed - not yet completed
Final Registration Review Decision and Begin Post-Decision Follow-up 2015 Delayed - not yet completed
Total (years) 6