Re-evaluation Decision RVD2014-07, Nucleopolyhedrovirus for Gypsy Moth Larvae
PPest Management Regulatory Agency
10 December 2014
ISSN: 1925-1025 (PDF version)
Catalogue number: H113-28/2014-7E-PDF (PDF version)
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Nucleopolyhedrovirus for gypsy moth larvae – that is, Lymantria dispar multicapsid nucleopolyhedrovirus (LdMNPV) – is a naturally occurring baculovirus, which is used as a microbial pest control agent for the suppression of gypsy moth populations in North America. There are two products containing LdMNPV that are currently registered in Canada under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act, including one technical grade active ingredient and one restricted class end-use product.
After a re-evaluation of LdMNPV Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act, is granting continued registration of products containing LdMNPV for sale and use in Canada. An evaluation of available scientific information found that products containing LdMNPV do not present unacceptable risks to human health or the environment when used according to the conditions of registration, which include amended label directions. LdMNPV was found to have value as a microbial insecticide for the suppression of gypsy moth populations in North America. As a condition of the continued registration of LdMNPV, label amendments are required. Appendix I lists the required label amendments. No additional data are requested at this time.
The PMRA’s pesticide re-evaluation program considers potential risks, as well as value, of pesticide products to ensure they meet modern standards established to protect human health and the environment. Regulatory Directive DIR2012-02, Re-evaluation Program Cyclical Re-evaluation, presents the details of the cyclical re-evaluation approach, which is in line with the requirements of the Pest Control Products Act. Re-evaluation draws on data from registrants, published scientific reports, information from other regulatory agencies and any other relevant information available.
This re-evaluation decision,Footnote 1 previously proposed in the consultation document, Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2013-02, Nucleopolyhedrovirus for Gypsy Moth Larvae, describes the decision-making stage of the PMRA’s regulatory process and summarizes the Agency’s decision and the reasons for it. No comments were received during the consultation process. Therefore, this decision is consistent with the proposed re-evaluation decision stated in PRVD2013-02. Please refer to both the Overview and more detailed Science Evaluation sections of PRVD2013-02 for the human health, environmental and value considerations underlying this re-evaluation decision. A reference list for all data used as the basis for the re-evaluation decision is also included in PRVD2013-02.
To comply with this decision, the registrant of LdMNPV products will be informed of the specific requirements affecting their product registration(s) and of the regulatory options available to them.
Any person may file a notice of objectionFootnote 2 regarding this decision on LdMNPV within 60 days from the date of publication of this Re-evaluation Decision document. For more information regarding the basis for objecting (which must be based on scientific grounds), please refer to the Pesticides and Pest Management portion of Health Canada’s website (Request a Reconsideration of Decision) or contact the PMRA’s Pest Management Information Service.
Appendix I - Label Amendments for Products Containing LdMNPV
The label amendments presented below do not include all label requirements for individual end‑use products, such as first aid statements, disposal statements, precautionary statements and supplementary protective equipment. Information on labels of currently registered products should not be removed unless it contradicts the following label statements.
The labels must be amended to include the following statements to further protect workers and the environment.
- On the principal display panel of both the technical product and the end-use product labels, the following hazard signal words must be included:
- On the secondary display panel of both the technical and end-use product labels the following must be removed:
- And replaced with:
- In the PRECAUTIONS section of the end-use product label the following must be removed:
- And replaced with:
- In the PRECAUTIONS section of the end-use product label the following statements must be removed:
- The following wording must appear on the secondary display panel of the end-use product label and be circumscribed by a line (in other words, wording must appear in a box):
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