ARCHIVED - Confidentiality Agreement between the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency

United States Environmental Protection Agency Washington, D C. 20460 Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances

Dr. Claire Franklin, Executive Director
Pest Management Regulatory Agency
Health Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Dear Dr. Franklin:

This letter is written in recognition of the benefits of sharing workload and in an effort to facilitate the exchange of reviews of studies supporting regulatory decisions on pest control products between the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA).

By virtue of this letter, the EPA agrees to establish an efficient and effective exchange of review documents between ourselves and the PMRA.

The EPA will protect information received from the PMRA in accordance with sections 10(b) and l0(d)(l) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The EPA recognizes the PMRA as a "person" under the FIFRA and will provide protection equivalent to that of a U.S. "person" to the PMRA.

We look forward to future harmonization efforts with the PMRA.

Sincerely,
Daniel. M. Barolo, Director
Office of Pesticide Programs

Health Canada
Pest Management Regulatory Agency

27 March 1995

Daniel M. Barolo
Director, Office of Pesticide Program
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, DC 20460

Dear Mr. Barolo:

This lerrer is written in recognition of the benefits of sharing workload and in an effort to facilitate the exchange of reviews of studies supporting regulatory decisions on pest control products between rhe Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The PMRA provides in this letter information and agreement to assist in establishing an efficient and affective exchange of review documents between tbe PMRA and the EPA.

In accordance with section 13(1) of the Access to Information Act, the PMRA will not disclose information received in confidence from the EPA.

The PMRA will, however, disclose the information received if consent is provided by the EPA for that disclosure or if the information is made public by the EPA. Information that has been "made public" by the EPA may include any information which is available for disclosure under Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act or the Freedom of Information Act.

We look forward to future harmonization efforts with the EPA,

Yours sincerely,
Claire Franklin, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Cover Statement

Pest Management Regulatory Agency To U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Attached is a review by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency, Health Canada of studies supporting a regulatory decision. The review is provided to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in confidence, to the extent that it contains confidential information.

The review may contain third party information that is protected from public disclosure by Section 20 of the Access fo Information Act.

The applicant or regisrant who submitted this information has authorized the PMRA to exchange this review without first eliminating the confidential information. This authorization is granted for internal government purposes only.

The EPA agrees to protect this information from public disclosure to the extent required by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act and the Freedom of Information Act. Should a request for public disclosure be received, the EPA will withhold from disclosure confidential information protected by U.S. law from public release.

Cover Statement

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Pest Management Regulatory Agency

Attached is a review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of studies supporting a regulatory decision. The review is provided to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA.), Health Canada in confidence, to the extent that it contains confidential information.

The review may contain information that is protected from public disclosure by Section
10 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act and the Freedom of Information Act.

The applicant or registrant who submitted this information has authorized the EPA to exchange this review without first eliminating the confidential information. This authorization is granted for internal government purposes only.

The PMRA agrees to protect this information from public disclosure to the extent required by the Access to Information Act. Should a request for public disclosure be received, the PMRA will refuse to disclose information received in confidence from the EPA. The PMRA will disclose, upon request, any information that the EPA has consented to release and any information that is available for public disclosure in the United States.

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