Registration Decision RD2020-14, Silicon Dioxide (Present as 100% Diatomaceous Earth), DX13 Dust, and DX13 Industrial

Pest Management Regulatory Agency
2 September 2020
ISSN: 1925-0940 (PDF version)
Catalogue number: H113-25/2020-14E-PDF (PDF version)

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Registration decision statementFootnote 1 for silicon dioxide (present as 100% Diatomaceous Earth)

Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act, is granting registration for the sale and use of Celatom Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth, DX13 Dust, and DX13 Industrial, containing the active ingredient silicon dioxide (present as 100% Diatomaceous Earth), to control spider mites on greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers, cannabis produced commercially indoors and indoor ornamental plants and plantscapes.

This decision is consistent with the Proposed Registration Decision PRD2020-11, Silicon Dioxide (present as 100% Diatomaceous Earth), DX13 Dust, and DX13 Industrial, which contains a detailed evaluation of the information submitted in support of this registration. The evaluation found that, under the approved conditions of use, the health and environmental risks and the value of the pest control product(s) are acceptable. Health Canada received no comments on PRD2020-11.

Other information

The relevant test data on which the decision is based (as referenced in PRD2020-11) are available for public inspection, upon application, in the PMRA’s Reading Room (located in Ottawa). For more information, please contact the PMRA’s Pest Management Information Service by phone (1-800-267-6315) or by e-mail (hc.pmra.info-arla.sc@canada.ca).

Any person may file a notice of objectionFootnote 2 regarding this registration decision within 60 days from the date of publication of this Registration Decision. For more information regarding the basis for objecting (which must be based on scientific grounds), please refer to the Pesticides section of Canada.ca (Request a Reconsideration of Decision) or contact the PMRA’s Pest Management Information Service.

Footnotes

Footnote 1

“Decision statement” as required by subsection 28(5) of the Pest Control Products Act.

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Footnote 2

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

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