Ir-4 Hq Assistance to Register Pesticides for Public Health Use (2012-2017)
Project Number: 0208-32000-001-61
Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 15, 2012
End Date: Sep 14, 2017
The objective is to register pesticides (including repellents, attractants, and toxicants) for public health and veterinary use. The IR-4 Project Headquarters (IR-4 HQ) will attempt to find active ingredients that have registrations for other uses or registrations outside the U.S., evaluate their utility for public health applications, and communicate with industry and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in order to determine what steps are necessary to get registration. IR-4 HQ will also participate in managing the registration activities of some of the new, unregistered compounds discovered by USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the Deployed Warfighter Protection Program (DWFP).
Using funds from the Deployed Warfighter Protection Program, the USDA ARS will provide funds to IR-4 HQ in order to pay for salary, travel, and incidental expenses associated with accomplishing the objective.