EPA Proposed Interim Decisions (PIDs) Request for Comment
Milwaukee, WI Since 1971, the Rozol® brand registered by Liphatech® has been helping farm communities to control field rodents. Today, Rozol is labeled for use on ground squirrels, black-tailed prairie dogs, pocket gophers, rats, mice and voles. Now Rozol and all other anticoagulant rodenticides and acute rodenticides (including zinc phosphide) are under scrutiny for additional use limitations.
The U.S. EPA has released for public comment Proposed Interim Decisions (PIDs) that will significantly impact your access to and usage of rodenticides. The most substantial of the proposed changes are the following:
- The reclassification of ALL rodenticides to Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP):
There will be no more General Use Rozol Pocket Gopher Bait, for example.
ALL users must now be licensed, certified applicators.
- Cancellation of spot/scatter and broadcast applications in rangeland, pasture, fallow land, and in cropped areas including orchards, groves, vineyards, and alfalfa. Above ground applications:
Cannot be made directly to food or feed crops;
Can only be made during the non-growth (dormant) period of the crop;
May only be made using tamper-resistant bait stations in these use sites;
Require one year harvest interval for applications made to non-bearing crops.
- New PPE requirements, applicator must wear:
An APF10 half-face elastomeric respirator for loose bait formulations (e.g. grain baits or pellets);
14 mil or thicker chemical-resistant gloves.
Please go to: https://www.responsiblerodenticides.org and comment on how these changes will affect you. We need your personal involvement to stop this decision. Liphatech is a member of the Rodenticide Task Force.
Liphatech EPA Proposed Interim Decisions (PID) Request for Comment Press Release 1-13-22
For more information, contact:
Charles H. Hathaway
Senior Marketing Mgr. – Agriculture