Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2022-11, Putrescent Whole Egg Solids and its Associated End-use Products
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Pest Management Regulatory Agency
16 June 2022
ISSN: 1925-0967 (PDF version)
Catalogue number: H113-27/2022-11E-PDF (PDF version)
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Proposed re-evaluation decision
Under the Pest Control Products Act, all registered pesticides must be re-evaluated regularly by Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) to ensure that they continue to meet health and environmental safety standards and continue to have value. The re-evaluation considers data and information from various sources such as information from pesticide manufacturers, incident reports, and other regulatory agencies. Health Canada applies internationally accepted risk assessment methods, risk management approaches and policies to all re-evaluations.
This document (PRVD2022-11, Putrescent Whole Egg Solids and its Associated End-use Products) presents the proposed regulatory decision for the re-evaluation of putrescent whole egg solids, including any proposed amendments (risk mitigation measures) to protect human health and the environment, as well as the science evaluation on which the proposed decision is based.
Putrescent whole egg solids is an outdoor animal repellent and feeding deterrent to protect a variety of non-edible plants, trees, and shrubs. A commercial-class product (formulated as a paste) can be applied via handheld equipment, backpack sprayers, pressurized tanks, and spray boom on commercial sites – including nurseries, greenhouses, and forestry plantations. Domestic-class products can be applied using handheld and backpack sprayers (paste formulation) or shaker duster (powder formulation) to deter deer, or as tulip bulb dip to repel squirrels. Currently registered products containing putrescent whole egg solids are listed in Appendix I of PRVD2022-11.
Registered pesticide product labels include specific directions for use. Directions include risk mitigation measures to protect human health and the environment that must be followed by law. Putrescent whole egg solids is a biopesticide with a non-toxic mode of action and has value in providing a pest management solution. Based on the current use pattern of putrescent whole eggs solids, dietary exposure is not anticipated. The potential risks to human health (occupational, residential, and bystander) and environment are considered acceptable when products containing putrescent whole egg solids are used according to the proposed label directions. Proposed label amendments include standard personal protective equipment requirements for workers, restrict entry into treated areas until sprays have dried, a standard drift statement, waterproof gloves for domestic class products, a warning statement to protect aquatic habitats on all product labels, and additional label updates to clarify use sites and use instructions. As a result of re-evaluation, mitigation measures and updates to standard label statements are proposed (Appendix II of PRVD2022-11).
Under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act and based on an evaluation of currently available scientific information, products containing putrescent whole egg solids (Appendix I of PRVD2022-11) are being proposed for continued registration in Canada, with the proposed updates to label directions (Appendix II of PRVD2022-11).
All products containing putrescent whole egg solids registered in Canada are subject to this proposed re-evaluation decision. This document is subject to a public consultation,Footnote 1 during which written comments and additional information may be submitted to PMRA Publications. The final re-evaluation decision will be published taking into consideration the comments and information received during the consultation period.
The public, including the registrant and stakeholders, are encouraged to submit written comments and additional information during the 90-day public consultation period upon publication of this proposed re-evaluation decision.
All comments received during the 90-day public consultation period will be taken into consideration in preparation of the re-evaluation decision document,Footnote 2 which could result in revised risk mitigation measures. The re-evaluation decision document will include the final re-evaluation decision, the reasons for it and a summary of comments received on the proposed re-evaluation decision with Health Canada's responses.
When Health Canada makes its re-evaluation decision, it will publish a Re-evaluation Decision on putrescent whole egg solids (based on the Science Evaluation of PRVD2022-11). In addition, the test data referenced in this consultation document will be available for public inspection, upon application, in the PMRA’s Reading Room.
Additional scientific information
Additional scientific data are not required at this time.
- Footnote 1
“Consultation statement” as required by subsection 28(2) of the Pest Control Products Act.
- Footnote 2
“Decision statement” as required by subsection 28(5) of the Pest Control Products Act.
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