Re-evaluation Note REV2018-05, Special Review Decision: Diphenylamine

Pest Management Regulatory Agency
21 March 2018
ISSN: 1925-0649 (PDF version)
Catalogue number: H113-5/2018-5E-PDF (PDF version)

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Special Review Decision

Pursuant to subsection 17(2) of the Pest Control Products Act, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) initiated a special review of all registered pest control products containing diphenylamine, based on the 2012 European Commission regulatory decision to prohibit all uses of diphenylamine in European Union member countries due to human health concerns. The PMRA evaluated the aspects of concern that prompted the special review in accordance with the subsection 18(4) of the Pest Control Products Act. The proposed special review decision was published for consultation in the Re-evaluation Note REV2017-25, Special Review of Diphenylamine and Its Associated End-use Products: Proposed Decision for Consultation.

Comments supporting the PMRA's proposed special review decision and highlighting the value of diphenylamine were received during the consultation process. These comments did not result in changes to the proposed regulatory decision as described in REV2017-25. Therefore, the PMRA, under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act, is confirming the current registration of pest control products containing diphenylamine in Canada. No additional mitigation measures are required.

Please refer to the Regulatory Directive DIR2014-01, Approach to Special Reviews, for details of the PMRA's special review approach.

Other Information

Any person may file a notice of objectionFootnote 1 regarding this decision on diphenylamine within 60 days from the date of publication of this special review decision. For more information regarding the basis for objecting (which must be based on scientific grounds), please refer to the Pesticides and Pest Management portion of (Request a Reconsideration of Decision) or contact the PMRA's Pest Management Information Service.


Published Information
PMRA Document Number Reference
2011077 Canada, 2013. Health Canada. Evaluation Report for Category B, Subcategory B.2 & B.3 Application. Diphenylamine. Application Number: 2010-3649.
2791832 United States, 2005. United States Environmental Protection Agency. PP# 0E6107: Human Health Risk Assessment for the Proposed Section 3 Use of Diphenylamine on Pear and for the Registration of a New Product and Method for the Application of Diphenylamine to Apples. 8/8/2005. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0731-0002.
2791834 United States, 2006. Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 6, 2006 / Proposed Rule. Environmental Protection Agency. Diphenylamine; Proposed Pesticide Tolerance. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0731-0001.
2791835 United States, 2015. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Diphenylamine Human Health Assessment Scoping Document in Support of Registration Review. December 10, 2015. EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0749-0006.


Footnote 1

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

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