Re-evaluation Note REV2016-07, Pest Management Regulatory Agency Re-evaluation and Special Review Work Plan 2015-2020

Pest Management Regulatory Agency
26 February 2016
ISSN: 1925-0649 (PDF version)

Catalogue number: H113-5/2016-7E-PDF (PDF version)

The purpose of this document is to inform registrants, pesticide regulatory officials and the Canadian public of the re-evaluation and special review work planned by Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) for the years 2015-2020. This document replaces the previously published Re-evaluation Note, REV2015-05, Pest Management Regulatory Agency Re-evaluation Work Plan 2015-2018.

PMRA regulates pesticides in Canada, with the primary objective of protecting the health of Canadians and the environment. A pesticide may only be sold or used in Canada if it has been registered or otherwise authorized under authority of the Pest Control Products Act. PMRA uses a rigorous science-based risk assessment approach to ensure that the product meets health and environmental standards and has value.

The pesticide re-evaluation program ensures that registered pesticides are reviewed every 15 years using modern assessment techniques and current scientific information. In addition, pesticides may be re-evaluated as a result of new information that could impact their acceptability under the Pest Control Products Act. A special review may also be initiated by the Minister of Health at any time if there are reasonable grounds to believe that the health or environmental risks, or the value, of a pesticide is no longer acceptable. Special reviews differ from re-evaluation in that a special review is intended to examine limited aspects of a pesticide whereas a re-evaluation examines all of the available information.

PMRA is concurrently engaged in various planned activities within the re-evaluation program, such as the re-evaluation of active ingredients in the current program (Regulatory Directive DIR2012-02, Re-evaluation Program Cyclical Re-evaluation), and active ingredients remaining from the previous program (Regulatory Directive DIR2001-03, PMRA Re-evaluation Program). In addition, PMRA is conducting special reviews for a number of active ingredients under its special review program. As a result, resources have been prioritized in order to complete reviews and publish the related documents noted below, over the five-year period from April 2015 to March 2020.

This five-year work plan may change in response to emerging issues that require priority action. PMRA will publish an updated work plan annually to reflect any necessary revisions. On an annual basis, PMRA will also report on the progress of the re-evaluation and special review programs.

Table 1 and Table 2 provide the lists of the active ingredients and their expected documents included in the Re-evaluation and Special Review Work Plan for 2015-2020.

Table 1 Re-evaluation Work Plan from April 2015 to March 2020
Active Ingredient Name Publication of Proposed Decision Publication of Final Decision
2,4-DB March 2018 March 2020
4-Aminopyridine September 2016 March 2018
Acephate December, 2015 December 2017
Acrolein September 2016 March, 2018
Aluminum and magnesium phosphide, phosphine - September 2015
Amitraz - March 2019
Antisapstain and joinery uses:
  • 2-(thiocyanomethylthio) benzothiazole
  • Alkyl dimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride
  • Borax
  • Copper 8-quinolinolate
  • Didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride
  • Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (boron)
  • Iodocarb
  • Propiconazole
December 2016 December 2018
Boric acid and its salts - May 2016
Captan March 2016 March 2018
Carbaryl - March, 2016
Chlorimuron ethyl June 2018 June 2020
Chloropicrin March 2017 March 2019
Chlorothalonil March 2016 March 2018
Chlorpyrifos March 2018 March 2020
Clethodim March 2016 March 2018
Clodinafop propargyl June 2018 June 2020
Copper pesticides - environmental assessment of wood preservative, material preservative and antifouling uses:
  • Copper hydroxide
  • Cupric oxide
  • Cuprous oxide
  • Metallic copper
  • Mixed copper ethanolamine complexes
September 2016 March 2018
Cyfluthrin September 2016 March 2019
Cypermethrin September 2016 September 2018
Cyromazine September 2018 September 2020
D-phenothrin June 2015 June 2017
Dazomet March 2017 March 2019
Deltamethrin March 2016 March 2018
Dichlorvos September 2017 September 2019
Dimethoate - December 2015
Dimethomorph September 2018 September 2020
Ethephon December 2017 December 2019
Ferbam March 2016 June 2018
Fludioxonil June 2016 September 2018
Folpet December 2017 December 2019
Fomesafen March 2018 June 2020
Fosetyl-Al September 2017 September 2019
Glyphosate - March 2017
Imazamox June 2015 September 2016
Imidacloprid (general) December 2016 December 2018
Iprodione March 2016 March 2018
Lambda-cyhalothrin December 2016 March 2019
Linuron - December 2016
Mancozeb - March 2017
Metam potassium March 2017 March 2019
Metam sodium March 2017 March 2019
Methomyl December 2015 December 2017
Metiram - March 2017
N-octylbicyloheptene dicarboximide September 2017 September 2019
Neonicotinoids - pollinator risk and value assessment: December 2015 (update)
Clothianidin December 2016 (preliminary risk assessment)
December 2017 (proposed decision)
December 2018
Imidacloprid December 2015 (preliminary risk assessment)
December 2016 (proposed decision)
December 2017
Thiamethoxam December 2016 (preliminary risk assessment)
December 2017 (proposed decision)
December 2018
Octhilinone March 2016 March 2018
Permethrin June 2017 June 2019
Phosmet December 2016 December 2018
Piperonyl butoxide December 2017 December 2019
Propamocarb June 2015 June 2016
Prosulfuron June 2015 June 2016
Pyrethrin September 2018 March 2020
Pyridaben March 2016 September 2018
Quinclorac June 2016 September 2018
Sodium bromide March 2017 March 2019
Sodium omadine March 2016 March 2018
Strychnine March 2018 March 2020
Tetramethrin March 2016 March 2018
Thiophanate-methyl December 2017 December 2019
Triforine December 2017 December 2019
Thiram March 2016 June 2018
Ziram March 2016 June 2018
 
Table 2 Special Review Work Plan from April 2015 to March 2020
Active Ingredient Name Publication of Proposed Decision Publication of Final Decision
2,4-D March 2016 March 2017
Acephate December 2016 March 2018
Atrazine December 2015 March 2017
Bromoxynil September 2016 December 2017
Carbaryl September 2016 December 2017
Chloropicrin June 2016 June 2017
Chlorthal-dimethyl June 2017 March 2018
Clothianidin December 2018 March 2020
Diazinon September 2016 December 2017
Dichlobenil September 2016 December 2017
Dichlorvos December 2017 March 2019
Dicloran June 2017 September 2018
Diphenylamine September 2017 December 2018
Fluazifop-p-butyl September 2015 September 2016
Fluazinam June 2015 September 2016
Hexazinone March 2017 March 2018
Imazapyr - March 2016
Imidacloprid December 2018 March 2020
Linuron June 2017 March 2018
Naled June 2017 September 2018
Paraquat September 2015 December 2015
Pentachlorophenol September 2016 December 2017
Pymetrozine June 2017 September 2018
Quintozene - March 2016
Sodium chlorate June 2017 September 2018
Simazine September 2016 December 2017
Thiamethoxam December 2018 March 2020
Trifluralin March 2016 March 2017

Table 3 provides a list of the active ingredients for which re-evaluation was recently initiated (2014-2015). Scoping reviews of these active ingredients are currently underway to identify the focus for the re-evaluation. The expected timelines for proposed and final decisions will be included in the future updated work plan documents.

Table 3 Re-evaluations Initiated from April 2014 to December 2015

Active Ingredient Name
  • 1,3-Bis(hydroxymethyl)-5,5-dimethylhydantoin
  • 1- or 3-Monomethylol-5,5-dimethylhydantoin
  • Abamectin
  • Acetic acid
  • Aminoethoxyvinylglycine
  • Camphor oil
  • Copper (present as cuprous thiocyanate)
  • Cyprodinil
  • Difenoconazole
  • Diflufenzopyr
  • Diflufenzopyr (present as sodium salt)
  • Dodecyl guanidine hydrochloride
  • (E)-8-dodecen-1-yl acetate
  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Fenhexamid
  • Fluroxypyr
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Iron (present as ferric phosphate)
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Isoxaflutole
  • Kresoxim-methyl
  • Lemon oil
  • Mineral spirits
  • Oil of black pepper
  • Oil of geranium
  • Peroxyacetic acid
  • Pine needle oil
  • Piperine
  • Potassium peroxymonosulfate present as potassium peroxymonosulfate sulfate
  • Pyriproxyfen
  • Quizalofop p-ethyl
  • S-kinoprene
  • S-metolachlor and r-enantiomer
  • Tebuconazole
  • Tebufenozide
  • Trichoderma harzianum strain krl-ag2
  • Uniconazole-p
  • (Z)-8-dodecen-1-ol
  • (Z)-8-dodecen-1-yl acetate
  • Zinc Oxide
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