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Environmental Compliance

Veterinary Services Pesticide Exemptions

Veterinary Services (VS) uses pesticides as part of their programs to develop more effective techniques for managing livestock diseases. VS generally recommends that applicators use pesticides that have been approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as per FIFRA Section 3. However, in emergency situations when applicable use sites and use rates do not appear on an EPA-approved product label, VS may request and obtain a FIFRA Section 18 emergency exemption from EPA. The current FIFRA Section 18 emergency exemptions held by APHIS for VS program uses are listed in the table below by chemical:

Chemical

Exemption #

Programs

Use Patterns

Sodium carbonate

Crisis exemption (no exemption #)

Port use

disinfectant

Sodium hypochlorite

Crisis exemption (no exemption #)

Port use

disinfectant

Sodium hydroxide

Crisis exemption (no exemption #)

Port use

disinfectant

Paraformaldehyde

10-DA-06

Port/Lab use

disinfectant

Ethylene oxide

10-DA-01

Lab use

disinfectant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* For the most current information on the status of the approval and registrations listed above, please contact Environmental Services.

Pesticides to use against selected foreign animal diseases (pdf)

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Last Modified: March 30, 2011