The Environmental Protection Agency is extending the public comment period on revised respirator descriptions for pesticide labels. Please submit comments by June 11, 2018, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
EPA is making these revisions, with the encouragement of state regulatory agencies, as part of our efforts to:
- Bring the respirator descriptions on pesticide labels into conformance with the current National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) respirator language;
- Ensure that pesticide handlers and their employers have the information they need to identify and buy the respirator required to provide needed protection;
- Delete outdated statements referring to respirators that no longer exist; and
- Clarify and update language to ensure easy compliance with the guidance.
Read the proposed revisions: Label Review Manual Chapter 10; Revised Respirator Descriptions for Public Comment.