EPA is working on a mobile application that will dramatically save state government inspectors’ time and increase efficiency, allowing for more pesticide labels to be inspected and improving compliance rates over time. As part of this effort, EPA is looking for state and federal officials to beta test the Pesticide Label Matcher (PLM) mobile application. EPA is particularly interested in federal and state officials who routinely go into the field and inspect pesticide products, as well as pesticide registrants.
The aim of the application is to modernize and streamline the current manual process for inspecting and reviewing pesticide labels for potential violations. With this application, inspectors can enter the EPA pesticide registration number on a mobile device and compare the label they are viewing with the approved federal master label and/or data contained in EPA’s Pesticide Product Label System. This app will also include a web-based component for access via supported browsers on other devices such as laptops and desktops.
Parties interested in participating in beta testing can contact Alan Boutureira. The PLM application release 1.2 will be open for beta testing through May 31, 2017. Additional information here.
EPA will also host an instructional webinar on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. ET. Register for the Pesticide Label Matcher webinar here.