Consultation on Ethyl Alcohol and Its Associated End-use, Proposed Re evaluation Decision PRVD2018-04

This consultation is now closed.

Ethyl alcohol is registered in Canada as a sanitizer for use by the general public. It is also registered for commercial use as a disinfectant of maple sap tapping equipment. Beside the pesticide uses, ethyl alcohol is widely used in consumer and pharmaceutical products such as food additives and cosmetics.

Following a scheduled re-evaluation under the Re-evaluation Program, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is consulting Canadians on a proposal to continue the registration of ethyl alcohol with minor label amendments regarding disposal. Labels for ethyl alcohol products registered as pesticides - including DA-2J and Lysol Disinfectant Spray - can be found in the pesticide label search database.

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

How to Get Involved

This consultation is open for comment from 31 January 2018 to 1 May 2018 (90 calendar days).

To comment on PRVD2018-04:

Step 1 Request the full consultation document[embed link] 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: PRVD2018-04, Ethyl Alcohol 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

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

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