Consultation on Tebufenozide and Its Associated End-use Products, Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2019-06

Health Canada is consulting Canadians on the proposal to continue all uses of tebufenozide, with label updates to further protect health and the environment, following the re-evaluation under the Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s (PMRA) Re-evaluation Program.

Tebufenozide is a pesticide used by growers and commercial applicators to control moth larvae on certain crops, ornamentals, and trees. Products containing tebufenozide include Mimic, Limit and Confirm products. For a full list of products containing tebufenozide, please consult Appendix I in the PRVD or visit the Pesticide Label Search database.

To meet current labelling standards, label updates related to personal protective equipment, spray drift, and restricted-entry intervals are proposed. Other proposed updates also include label statements to reduce runoff to adjacent aquatic habitats, an environmental hazard statement to indicate that tebufenozide is toxic to sediment-dwelling invertebrates, and spray buffer zones to protect aquatic habitats from drift.

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

How to Get Involved

This consultation is open for comment from 11 june 2019 to 9 September 2019 (90 calendar days).

To comment on PRVD2019-06:

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: PRVD2019-06, Tebufenozide 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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