Re-evaluation Decision RVD2018-25, Ethyl Alcohol and Its Associated End-use Products

Pest Management Regulatory Agency
17 August 2018
ISSN: 1925-0886 (PDF version)
Catalogue number: H113-9/2018-25E-PDF (PDF version)

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Re-evaluation Decision

Under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act, all registered pesticides must be regularly re-evaluated by Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) to ensure that they continue to meet current health and environmental safety standards and continue to have value. The re-evaluation considers data and information from pesticide manufacturers, published scientific reports and other regulatory agencies. The PMRA applies internationally accepted risk assessment methods as well as current risk management approaches and policies.

Ethyl alcohol is registered as a disinfectant and sanitizer. It is registered for domestic use as a sanitizer of hard non-porous surfaces and fabrics. It is also registered for commercial use as a disinfectant of maple sap tapping equipment (bits and spouts). Currently registered products containing ethyl alcohol are listed in Appendix I.

This document presents the final regulatory decisionFootnote 1 for the re-evaluation of ethyl alcohol. All pest control products containing ethyl alcohol (as a disinfectant and sanitizer) that are registered in Canada are subject to this re-evaluation decision. This re-evaluation decision has undergone a 90-day consultation period as the Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2018-04, Ethyl Alcohol and Its Associated End-use Products.Footnote 2

No comments were received during the consultation period. Therefore, this decision is consistent with the proposed re-evaluation decision stated in PRVD2018-04, which lists all data used as the basis for the re-evaluation decision.

Regulatory Decision for Ethyl Alcohol

The PMRA has completed the re-evaluation for ethyl alcohol. Under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act, the PMRA has determined that continued registration of products containing ethyl alcohol is acceptable. Following a scientific review of the available information, the PMRA has determined that the health and environmental risks and the value of ethyl alcohol continue to be acceptable provided that the required mitigation measures are implemented. Label amendments, as summarized below and listed in Appendix II, are required for all end-use products. No additional data are requested at this time.

Risk Mitigation Measures

Registered pesticide product labels include specific directions for use. Directions include risk mitigation measures to protect human health and the environment and must be followed by law. The following label amendment is included as part of the re-evaluation.

  • Disposal label statement

Next Steps

To comply with this decision, the required mitigation measures must be implemented on all product labels sold by registrants no later than 24 months after the publication date of this decision document.

Other Information

Any person may file a notice of objectionFootnote 3 regarding this decision on ethyl alcohol within 60 days from the date of publication of this Re-evaluation Decision. For more information regarding the basis for objecting (which must be based on scientific grounds), please refer to the Pesticides section of (Request a Reconsideration of Decision) or contact the PMRA's Pest Management Information Service.

Appendix I Registered Ethyl Alcohol Products as of 11 June 2018

Table 1 Registered Ethyl Alcohol Products as of 11 June 2018
Registration Number Marketing Class Registrant Product Name Formulation Type Guarantee
28520 Technical Federation Producteurs Acericoles A.D.Q.2-J (Technique) Liquid 92.5%
30586 Technical Reckitt Benckiser Canada Inc. SD Alcohol Liquid 92.7%
26462 Commercial Federation Producteurs Acericoles DA-2J Solution 63.2%
30587 Domestic Reckitt Benckiser Canada Inc. Lysol Disinfectant Spray Liquid 58%
32135 Domestic Reckitt Benckiser Canada Inc. Lysol Brand II Disinfectant Spray Liquid 58%

Appendix II Label Update for Products Containing Ethyl Alcohol

The label amendment presented below does 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 label statements provided below.

The following statement must be included in a section entitled DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

"DO NOT contaminate irrigation or drinking water supplies or aquatic habitats by cleaning of equipment or disposal of wastes."


Footnote 1

"Decision statement" as required by subsection 28(5) of the Pest Control Products Act.

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Footnote 2

"Consultation statement" as required by subsection 28(2) of the Pest Control Products Act.

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Footnote 3

As per subsection 35(1) of the Pest Control Products Act.

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