Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Section 24(c), Special Local Need Registration
Under the authority granted by Section 24(c) of FIFRA, VDACS is authorized to register a new product for any use, or an additional use of a federally registered pesticide product, if it can demonstrate that there is a "Special Local Need". A special local need is defined as an existing or imminent pest problem for which a federally registered product:
- Is not available in the state for the desired site;
- Cannot be applied without causing unacceptable risks;
- Is necessary to maintain an ipm, resistance management or minor use control program;
- Could be replaced by a formulation that poses less risk.
Requests for Section 24 (c) registrations and supporting data are initiated by the registrants of the specific product with support by crop specialists with the Virginia Agricultural Research Extension Centers and submitted to VDACS. Information submitted with each request for Section 24(c) registration is reviewed by an independent Special Registration and ad hoc Review Committee. This committee reviews the economic, environmental and human health impacts of the product. Upon completion and recommendation, the product is approved as a special local need registration and the EPA is notified. The EPA Administrator has the authority to modify or disapprove any state registration within 90 days of the State's approval.
Click here to view the current list of Section 24(c), Special Local Need Registrations approved in Virginia.