FIFRA Section 18: Emergency Exemptions
Under the authority of §18 of FIFRA, U.S. EPA at their
discretion, may exempt any Federal or State agency from any provision of FIFRA, if
they determine that an emergency condition exist, which requires such exemption.
Definition of "Emergency Condition"
40 CFR§166.3(d) defines an emergency condition as an urgent, non-routine
situation that requires the use of a pesticide(s). An emergency condition exists
only when the situation is urgent and non-routine and all three conditions are met:
- No effective registered pesticides are available.
- No feasible alternative control practices are available.
- The situation involves the introduction of a new pest or will present significant
risks to human health or the environment or will cause significant economic loss.
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