Re-evaluation Decision RVD2018-21, Mancozeb and Its Associated End-use Products

Pest Management Regulatory Agency
24 August 2018

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) will be re-issuing a Proposed Re-evaluation Decision document (PRVD) in respect of mancozeb and its associated end-use products to allow for an informed consultation to take place. Although PRVD2013-01 for mancozeb outlined dietary risks of concern, the associated risk management proposal (that is, the proposed regulatory decision) was inadvertently not included. The proposal should have stated, based on the dietary risk assessment, that all uses were proposed to be cancelled, rather than stating that certain uses were proposed for continued registration with further risk-reduction measures proposed. When conducting the mandatory consultation during a re-evaluation, the Pest Control Products Act requires that a summary of any evaluation, the proposed decision and the reasons for it be set out in the consultation document (the PRVD).

A new PRVD is anticipated to be released in the coming weeks. This will include a 90-day consultation period followed by a review of any information received before a final decision is issued.

In the meantime, the final decision document (RVD2018-21) has been withdrawn and there will be no changes to the labels or registration status of the existing products. In addition, the mancozeb-related information in the Proposed Maximum Residue Limit document for Ethylene bis-dithiocarbamate (EBDC) Fungicides (PMRL2018-27) is also withdrawn because it is based on the conclusions reached in RVD2018-21.

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