Both summary and full technical reports for pesticide or biocide* actives that have gone through the Chemical Review Program since 1996 are available at this web page.
The APVMA issues a Public Release Summary (PRS) whenever it proposes to register a new product containing a new active constituent for use on food, animals or crops. These can be accessed at this web page.
* To see which biocides are classified as agricultural and veterinary chemicals, and hence are regulated by NRA, click here.
CANADA For agricultural pesticides and biocides* regulated by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA):
* To see which biocides are regulated by the PMRA, click here.
Full review (assessment) reports are not made available on the web. However, the following documents regarding the regulatory decisions for a new pesticide/biocide active ingredient or for a major new use of a pest control product are made available:
REG Series - Regulatory Notes
A Regulatory Note provides a status report on the regulatory position for a new pesticide active ingredient or a major new use of a pest control product. The document summarizes the Agency's review of scientific data supporting the application and outlines the regulatory decision. It is not a consultation document and does not solicit comments from stakeholders. It would contain the same level of information as a Proposed
Regulatory Decision Document (PRDD). A Regulatory Note typically would be produced in situations where there is a temporary (Section 17) registration. Conditions for a Regulatory Note include the need for additional data. The public would be consulted through the PRDD process at the point when a full registration can be proposed. As outlined above, the consultation period following the publication of a PRDD is normally 45 days. After the comments from stakeholders are considered, a final decision is made, and a Regulatory Decision Document (RDD) is produced.
The decisions are supported by the risk assessment and consequently all endpoints and related information can be found. Most of the documents are in Dutch. A search facility in English is available which will link you directly to the authorisation decisions.
UNITED STATES The US does not make data evaluation records (DER's) available on the web. However, the following documents regarding the regulatory decisions for the re-registration of an agricultural pesticide are made available on the web:
Note: for biocides (i.e. antimicrobials*) posting of such documents will start soon.
REDs (Reregistration Eligibility Decisions) When EPA completes the review and risk management decision for a pesticide (i.e. agricultural pesticides and antimicrobials -biocides) that is subject to reregistration (that is, one initially registered before November 1984), the Agency generally issues a reregistration eligibility decision or RED document. The RED summarizes the risk assessment conclusions and outlines any risk reduction measures necessary for the pesticide to continue to be registered in the U.S.
IREDs (Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decisions) EPA issues an IRED for a pesticide that is undergoing reregistration, requires a reregistration eligibility decision, and also needs a cumulative assessment under FQPA. The IRED, issued after the completion of the individual chemical's aggregate risk assessment, may include taking risk reduction measures, for example, reducing risks to workers or eliminating uses that the registrant no longer wishes to maintain, to gain the benefits of these changes before the final RED can be issued after the cumulative assessment.
TREDs (Reports on FQPA Tolerance Reassessment Progress and Interim Risk Management Decisions) EPA issues a TRED for a pesticide that requires tolerance reassessment decisions, but is not subject to reregistration at present because:
it was initially registered after Nov. 1, 1984, the date that triggered the reregistration program;
EPA completed a RED for the pesticide before passage of the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA); or
the pesticide is not registered for use in the U.S. but tolerances are established that allow crops treated with the pesticide to be imported from other countries.
Like IREDs, some TREDs do not become final until EPA completes a cumulative assessment and risk management decision addressing all the pesticides in the cumulative group.