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EPA Rolls Out New Web Tool for Coronavirus Disinfectants

May 12, 2020, 6:59 PM

The EPA has released a new web-based tool to help people identify disinfectant products best suited for their needs.

The Environmental Protection Agency also on Tuesday announced an expedited review process for new antimicrobial product submissions for review under the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA).

  • The new web tool is based on information from EPA’s List N, a list of more than 400 surface disinfectant products that meet the agency’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel human coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
  • The List N Tool allows users, including smartphones, to search for disinfectants according to a number of criteria, including the active ingredient, use site, contact time, or keyword.
  • The expedited PRIA review aims to shave one to two months from registration times for new disinfectant products. It builds on a previously-announced coronavirus review for previously registered disinfectants that don’t require review of new efficacy data.
  • A PRIA registration can normally take anywhere from four months for amendments and new products to 24 months for new active ingredient submissions, EPA said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Adam Allington in Washington at aallington@bloombergenvironment.com

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Gregory Henderson at ghenderson@bloombergenvironment.com; Chuck McCutcheon at cmccutcheon@bloombergenvironment.com

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