Consultation on Inspecting Confidential Test Data for Post-market Reviews in the Reading Room, Discussion Document DIS2019-01

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The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) invites stakeholders and the public to submit written comments on Discussion Document DIS2019-01, Consultation on Inspecting Confidential Test Data for Post-market Reviews in the Reading Room.

Before a pesticide can be registered for use in Canada, the PMRA reviews available scientific test data to determine whether there are concerns for human health or safety, or the environment, when the product is used according to the label. Some of the data reviewed by the PMRA scientists includes confidential test data.

The PMRA scientists evaluate confidential test data when conducting risk and value assessments. These assessments are an important part of the decision on whether or not the pesticide can be used in Canada, and under what conditions.

Confidential test data does not include scientific data that is publicly available (for example, has been published in a scientific journal).

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The PMRA invites the public to submit written comments on this document up to 60 days from the date of publication. Open the “Consultation Document” link to access the document.

If you would like to comment, see the Pest Management Regulatory Agency Publications Section page for contact information. Please be sure to include the title of the consultation document on which you are commenting.

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