Consultation on Chlorimuron-ethyl and Its Associated End-use Products, Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2018-14

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This consultation is now closed.

Chlorimuron-ethyl is a registered pesticide used by growers in Eastern Canada to control broadleaf weeds on soybean crops. A full list of products containing chlorimuron-ethyl can be found the Pesticide Label Search or Appendix I of PRVD2018-14.

Following a scheduled re-evaluation under the Re-evaluation Program, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is consulting Canadians on the proposal to continue the current use of chlorimuron-ethyl, with proposed label updates to further protect health and the environment.

Proposed updates include the following, with more detail provided in the consultation document itself:

  • Longer required wait times before workers can re-enter certain treated areas
  • Updated buffer zone requirements
  • Addition of advisory statements to labels to reduce risks to bystanders

For more information on the proposed decision open the “Proposed Re-evaluation Decision”.

How to Get Involved

This consultation is open for comment from 10 July 2018 to 8 October 2018 (90 calendar days).

Reporting to Canadians

Health Canada will make the results of this consultation available on this website. Once the decision is finalized, the PMRA will post a Re-evaluation Decision on the Pesticides and Pest Management Reports and Publications portion of

If you have any questions, contact the Pest Management Information Service.

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