Abstract:This information collection activity provides the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with notification of supplemental registration of distributors of pesticide products. EPA is responsible for the regulation of pesticides as mandated by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended. Section 3(e) of FIFRA (see 7 U.S.C. 136a(e)), allows pesticide registrants to distribute or sell a registered pesticide product under a different name instead of or in addition to his own. Such distribution and sale is termed “supplemental distribution” and the product is termed a “distributor product.” EPA requires the pesticide registrant to submit a supplemental statement (EPA Form 8570-5,Notice of Supplemental Distribution of a Registered Pesticide Product) when the registrant has entered into an agreement with a second company that will distribute the registrant's product under the second company's name and product name. Responses to this collection of information are mandatory.
Burden Statement:The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average about 15 minutes per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
Respondents/Affected Entities:Individuals or firms engaged in activities related to the registration and supplemental distribution of a pesticide product.
Estimated Number of Respondents:1,895.
Frequency of Response:On occasion.
Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden:455.
Estimated Total Annual Cost:$36,952, includes $0 annualized capital or OM costs.
Changes in the Estimates:There is a decrease of 140 hours in the total estimated burden currently identified in the OMB Inventory of Approved ICR Burdens. This decrease is an adjustment due to the decrease in the number of applications the Agency expects to receive in the next 3 years. EPA expects to receive a projected 584 fewer annual responses, based on a year-over-year decrease in the number of responses received in the 2006-2008 fiscal years. The Agency estimates that it will receive an average of 1,895 supplemental registrations annually for the next three years.
Dated: November 23, 2009.
John Moses, Director,
Collection Strategies Division.