Upon consultation with the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee, the EPA has extended the Office of Pesticide Programs Design for the Environment Antimicrobial Pesticide Pilot Project for an additional 2 years, until May 3, 2015.

According to ISSA's Bill Balek, this 2-year extension permits the continued use of the OPP/DfE logo for those products currently under the Pilot and for OPP to examine the possible expansion of the chemicals/products to sectors beyond the antimicrobial universe. Currently, the Pilot Project permits the use of an OPP/DfE logo on qualifying antimicrobial pesticide labels. A product is only allowed to carry the OPP/DfE logo if each ingredient is among the safest in its ingredient class. Additionally, the product as a whole has to meet safety criteria.

To see a list of authorized DfE products and for more information about the Design for the Environment Antimicrobial Pesticide Pilot Project, click here.