Re-evaluation Note REV2017-10, Special Review Initiation: Atrazine
Pest Management Regulatory Agency
31 March 2017
ISSN: 1925-0649 (PDF version)
Catalogue number: H113-5/2017-10E-PDF (PDF version)
This notice is to advise that Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has initiated a special review of registered pest control products containing the active ingredient atrazine under subsection 17(1) of the Pest Control Products Act.
PMRA became aware of additional information on atrazine and a preliminary analysis of this information indicated that the criteria listed in subsection 17(1) of the Pest Control Products Act have been met, and a special review is warranted. The aspects of concern for the special review are related to:
- Potential change(s) to toxicology endpoint(s) used for human health and environmental risk assessment, and impact thereof, including potential human health (drinking water) and environmental risk from atrazine in surface water.
Following evaluations of the aspects of concern, pursuant to section 28 of the Pest Control Products Act, the PMRA will publish its proposed special review decision for public consultation.
At any point during the special review, the registration of one or more of the pest control products containing the active ingredient atrazine may be amended, should evidence become available to believe that such action is necessary to deal with a situation that endangers human health or the environment.
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