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This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human health, farm worker, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide users; and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, or use of pesticides. Since others also may be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the pesticide specific contact person listed under
Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58(c), this notice announces the availability of EPA's final registration review decision for Capric (Decanoic) Acid, case 5038. Capric (Decanoic) Acid is an antimicrobial pesticide that is used as a food-contact surface sanitizer in commercial food handling establishments.
Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.57, a registration review decision is the Agency's determination whether a pesticide meets, or does not meet, the standard for registration in FIFRA. EPA has considered Capric (Decanoic) Acid in light of the FIFRA standard for registration. The Capric (Decanoic) Acid Final Decision document in the docket describes the Agency's rationale for issuing a registration review final decision for this pesticide.
In addition to the final registration review decision document, the registration review docket for Capric (Decanoic) Acid also includes other relevant documents related to the registration review of this case. The proposed registration review decision was posted to the docket and the public was invited to submit any comments or new information. During the 60-day comment period, no public comments were received.
Pursuant to 40 CFR 155.58(c), the registration review case docket for Capric (Decanoic) Acid will remain open until all actions required in the final decision have been completed.
Background on the registration review program is provided at:
Section 3(g) of FIFRA and 40 CFR part 155, subpart C, provide authority for this action.
Environmental protection, Registration review, Pesticides and pests, Capric (Decanoic) Acid, antimicrobials.