Re-evaluation Note REV2017-18, Pest Management Regulatory Agency Re-evaluation and Special Review Work Plan 2017-2022

Pest Management Regulatory Agency
30 June 2017
ISSN: 1925-0649 (PDF version)
Catalogue number: H113-5/2017-18E-PDF (PDF version)

Table of Contents

1.0   Background

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) from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 312022. This document provides an update to the previously published Pest Management Regulatory Agency Re-evaluation and Special Review Work Plan 2015-2020.

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.

As part of the pesticide re-evaluation program, registered pesticides are reviewed on a cyclical basis using modern assessment techniques and current scientific information. In addition, pesticides may also be re-evaluated as a result of changes in the information required or the procedures used by PMRA to determine that the pesticide meets current health, environment and value standards. 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 specific aspects of a pesticide.

PMRA publishes proposed decisions for public consultation. Following consultation, comments and information submitted by the public and other stakeholders are considered before PMRA publishes a final decision. This document lists the active ingredients included in the re-evaluation and special review work plan for the next five years - from 1 April 2017 until 31 March 2022. Tables in Sections 3.1 and 3.4 outline the expected target dates for the publication of proposed and final decisions. It should be noted that target dates are provided and, in some instances, documents may be published within a shorter timeframe as the complexity and amount of information available can vary.

2.0   Annual Update

On an annual basis, PMRA reports to Parliament on accomplishments and activities completed over the previous fiscal year; which includes re-evaluations and special reviews. The PMRA annual report can be found on the Pesticides and Pest Management portion of website.
The active ingredients for which re-evaluations and special reviews were completed from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2017 and that were listed on the previous 2015-2020 work plan have been removed from this work plan. Published documents related to these re-evaluations and special reviews are available on the Pesticides and Pest Management portion of website.

3.0   Work Plan 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2022

Resources have been prioritized in order to complete reviews and publish the related documents noted in the tables below. Priority will however be given to re-evaluations of active ingredients registered before 1995 as PMRA is committed to completing the remainder of these re-evaluations by 2020. This five-year work plan may change in response to emerging issues that require priority action; thus, while this work plan will be updated annually, during the course of the year interested stakeholders can monitor PMRA’s Public Registry to view the announcement of new re-evaluations and special reviews, as well as the publication of proposed and final decisions.

3.1 Re-evaluation Work Plan

The following table provides information on the target dates for the publication of proposed and final decisions for active ingredients under re-evaluation. Re-evaluations for which proposed decisions have been published are marked with a dash (-).

Re-evaluation Work Plan – Target Publication Dates for Active Ingredients

Active Ingredient Name Target Publication of Proposed Decision Target Publication of Final Decision
(Z,Z)-3,13-Octadecadienyl Acetate February 2018 March 2019
2,4-DB  (2,4-dichlorophenoxy butyric acid)
  • DBE
  • DPB
March 2018 March 2020
Abamectin February 2020 August 2021
Acephate - December 2017
Acetic Acid July 2017 January 2019
Aminoethoxyvinylglycine September 2017 March 2019
Amitraz June 2017 March 2019
Antisapstain and joinery uses:
  • 2-(thiocyanomethylthio) benzothiazole
  • 3-Iodo-2-propynyl n-butylcarbamate
  • Borax (Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate/ boron)
  • Copper 8-quinolinolate
  • Didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride
  • Propiconazole
  • Tebuconazole
- December 2018
Azadirachtin March 2018 March 2019
Captan - March 2018
Chlorimuron-ethyl June 2018 June 2020
Chloropicrin May 2017Footnote 1 March 2019
Chlorothalonil - March 2018
Chlorpyrifos March 2018 March 2020
Clethodim - March 2018
Clodinafop propargyl June 2018 June 2020
Clothianidin (pollinator) December 2017 December 2018
Copper (Present As Cuprous Thiocyanate) August 2018 January 2020
Cydia Pomonella Granulosis Virus (Strain Cmgv4) March 2018 April 2019
Cyfluthrin - March 2019
Cypermethrin - September 2018
Cyprodinil April 2019 October 2020
Cyromazine September 2018 September 2020
Dazomet November 2017Footnote 1 March 2019
Deltamethrin - March 2018
Dichlorvos September 2017 September 2019
Difenoconazole October 2018 March 2020
Diflufenzopyr (Present As Sodium Salt) June 2017 December 2018
Dimethomorph September 2018 September 2020
Dodecylguanidine Hydrochloride July 2019 January 2021
Essential Oils
  • Camphor Oil,
  • Eucalyptus Oil,
  • Lemon Oil,
  • Oil Of Geranium,
  • Pine Needle Oil
January 2018 July 2019
Ethephon December 2017 December 2019
Ethyl Alcohol January 2018 January 2019
Fenhexamid September 2019 March 2021 
Ferbam - June 2018
Ferrous sulfate March 2018 March 2019
Fludioxonil - September 2018
Fluroxypyr (present as 1-methylheptyl ester) August 2017 January 2019
Folpet December 2017 December 2019
Fomesafen March 2018 June 2020
Fosetyl-Al September 2017 September 2019
  • 1-Or 3-Monomethylol-5,5-Dimethylhydantoin
  • 1,3-Bis(Hydroxymethyl)-5,5-Dimethylhydantoin
August 2019 February 2021
Hydrogen Peroxide August 2017 February 2019
Imidacloprid - December 2018
Imidacloprid (Pollinator) December 2017Footnote 1 December 2018Footnote 1
Iprodione - March 2018
Iron (Present As Ferric Phosphate) November 2017 May 2019
Isopropyl Alcohol July 2017 January 2019
Isoxaflutole May 2019 November 2020
Kresoxim-Methyl April 2019 October 2020
Lambda-cyhalothrin June 2017Footnote 1 March 2019
Linuron - December 2019Footnote 1
Mancozeb - March 2018Footnote 1
Mineral Spirits June 2019 December 2020
Metam Sodium November 2017Footnote 1 March 2019
Metam Potassium November 2017Footnote 1 March 2019
Methomyl - December 2017
Methyl Anthranilate February 2018 February 2019
Metiram - March 2018Footnote 1
N-octyl bicyclo heptene dicarboximide September 2017 September 2019
Octhilinone - May 2017Footnote 1
Oil Of Black Pepper December 2017 June 2019
Permethrin September 2017Footnote 1 June 2019
Peroxyacetic Acid August 2017 February 2019
  • (E)-8-Dodecen-1-yl Acetate ,
  • (Z)-8-Dodecen-1-ol,
  • (Z)-8-Dodecen-1-yl Acetate
June 2017 November 2018
Phosmet June 2017Footnote 1 December 2018
Piperine December 2017 June 2019
Piperonyl butoxide September 2018Footnote 1 December 2019
Potassium Peroxymonosulfate present as Potassium Peroxymonosulfate Sulfate June 2017 November 2018
Pyrethrins August 2019Footnote 1 March 2020
Pyridaben - September 2018
Pyriproxyfen July 2019 January 2021
Quizalofop-P-Ethyl June  2019 November 2020
S-Kinoprene August 2019 January 2021
S-Metolachlor And R-Enantiomer November 2019 May 2021
Sodium bromide July 2017Footnote 1 March 2019
Sodium omadine - March 2018
Soybean Oil January 2018 January 2019
Streptomyces Griseoviridis Strain K61 February 2018 February 2019
Strychnine - March 2018
Tebuconazole November 2018 April 2020
Tebufenozide February 2019 August 2020
Tetramethrin - March 2018
Thiamethoxam (pollinator) December 2017 December 2018
Thiophanate methyl - December 2018
Thiram - June 2018
Trichoderma Harzianum Strain Krl-Ag2 November 2017 May 2019
Triforine March 2019Footnote 1 September 2020Footnote 1
Uniconazole-P November 2018 May 2020
Zinc (Present As Zinc Oxide) October 2017 March 2019
Ziram - June 2018
Footnote 1

Changes made to the date identified in the 2015-2020 work plan.

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3.2  Re-evaluations Initiated in 2016

PMRA initiated the following re-evaluations in the 2016 calendar year. As outlined in the Re-evaluation policy, at the on-set of the information gathering phase, PMRA will publish project plans for re-evaluations designated as a Category 1 and 2. The project plans outline the areas of focus of the review, and associated timelines for the publication of the proposed decision.
The next update to this work plan will include target dates for the publication of proposed and final decisions for these active ingredients.

  • Azoxystrobin
  • Clothianidin
  • Cymoxanil
  • Difethialone
  • Flucarbazone (Present As Flucarbazone-Sodium)
  • Flufenacet
  • Thiamethoxam
  • Triticonazole

3.3 Re-evaluations to be initiated from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

Re-evaluations for the following active ingredients are scheduled to be initiated from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

  • Spinosad
  • Florasulam
  • Zoxamide
  • p-Menthane-3,8-diol
  • Trinexapac-ethyl

3.4 Special Review Work Plan

The following table lists the special reviews that PMRA is carrying out and the target publication dates for proposed and final decisions. Special reviews for which proposed decisions have been published are marked with a dash (-).

Special Review Work Plan - Target Publication Dates

Active Ingredient Name Publication of Proposed Decision Publication of Final Decision
2,4 D - July 2017 Footnote 1
Acephate - March 2018
Atrazine (initiated in 2017)Footnote 2 November 2019 December 2020
Bromoxynil January 2019Footnote 1 May 20201
Carbaryl - December 2017
Chloropicrin - June 2017
Chlorthal-dimethyl July 2017Footnote 1 March 2018
Clothianidin (Aquatic Invertebrates) June 2018 June 2019
Clothianidin (Squash Bees) December 2018 March 2020
Dichlorvos December 2017 March 2019
Diodofon September 2017 February 2019
Diphenylamine September 2017 December 2018
Fluopicolide February 2018 March 2019
Hexazinone - March 2018
Imidacloprid (Squash Bees) December 2018 March 2020
Linuron March 2018Footnote 1 March 2019Footnote 1
Naled  March 2018Footnote 1 March 2019Footnote 1
Pentachlorophenol August 2017Footnote 1 February 2019Footnote 1
Pymetrozine   October 2017Footnote 1 September 2018
Sodium chlorate June 2017 September 2018
Tetrachlorvinphos May 2018 September 2019
Thiamethoxam (Aquatic Invertebrates) June 2018 June 2019
Thiamethoxam (Squash Bees) December 2018 March 2020
Footnote 1

Changes made to the date identified in the 2015-2020 work plan.

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Footnote 2

While the Atrazine special review targeted for completion in March 2017 was completed as per the 2015-2020 work plan; PMRA initiated another special review of Atrazine assessing different aspects of concern in March 2017.

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