Consultation on Clodinafop-propargyl and Its Associated End-use Products, Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2018-16

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This consultation is now closed.

Clodinafop-propargyl is a registered herbicide used in western Canada on spring and durum wheat. It provides effective control of wild oats, a major weed problem for wheat growers in western Canada.

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 clodinafop-propargyl, with proposed label updates to further protect health and the environment.

A full list of products containing clodinafop-propargyl can be found the Pesticide Label Search or Appendix I of PRVD2018-16.

No risks of concern to human health or the environment were identified for all uses of clodinafop-propargyl when it is used according to the proposed revised label directions. Those label revisions include plantback, preharvest and restricted-entry intervals as well as protective equipment to protect workers. Hazard and precautionary statements warn users to reduce spray and drift because of potential toxic effects on non-target organisms.

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

How to Get Involved

This consultation is open for comment from 26 September 2018 to 26 December 2018 (90 calendar days).

To comment on PRVD2018-16:

Step 1        Request the full consultation document to read the Science Evaluation that is the basis of this proposed regulatory decision.
Step 2        Submit comments to the PMRA Publications Section.

All comments received will be considered. A final re-evaluation decision will consider additional scientific information provided during the public comment period.

Please refer to the document title (for example: PRVD2018-16, Clodinafop-propargyl and Its Associated End-use Products) when providing comments.

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 Canada.ca.

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

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