APHIS issues general permits for the importation of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered biopesticides manufactured overseas and imported by domestic pesticide producers. The movement and use of registered biopesticides within the United States, regulated by the EPA, are low-risk and unlikely to have a negative impact on plant health. The issuance of permits for these biopesticides reduces the regulatory burden on biopesticide manufacturers and researchers while providing appropriate safeguarding measures.
General permits will be enforceable through the PPQ-526 permit.
With the fulfillment of these requirements, inspections at APHIS Plant Inspection Stations will not be required and, therefore, red and white labels will not be issued for shipments. APHIS will issue the general permit through the ePermits database and notification system.