Any instrument or accessory (other than a firearm) designed to trap, destroy, repel or mitigate any pest or any other form of animal or plant life (bacteria, viruses or other organisms other than humans).
Common regulated equipment
a) Certain ultraviolet systems, ozone generators, water and air filters (except those containing substances), and ultrasonic equipment are said to kill, inactivate, trap or inhibit the growth of fungi, bacteria or viruses in various places;
b) Some high-frequency sounders, hard alloy cannons, metal foil and rotating devices that claim to drive away birds;
c) Fly traps, light traps, and electronic traps that claim to kill certain flies; and
d) Mole bash, sound repellent, foil and rotating devices are claimed to repel certain mammals.
e) Products that claim to control pests by electromagnetic and / or electrical radiation (e.g., hand-held bug beaters, electric flea combs);
f) Products claiming to control burrowing animals through underground explosions caused by products; and
g) Products that act on a class of pests in accordance with the principles indicated in the 1976 Federal Register notice, but are said to control different types of pests (e.g. viscous traps for rodents (excluding attractants), light or laser protectors for birds, etc.).
Pest control equipment and equipment manufacturers in the Federal Register Bulletin of November 19, 1976 also provide examples of those equipment that are not regulated by FIFRA:
The effectiveness of the equipment depends more on the performance of the person using the equipment than on the performance of the equipment itself; And a device for trapping vertebrates. Products that usually fall into these two categories include mousetraps, fly traps, fly swatters, farming equipment for weeding and fish traps.
Pesticide equipment must be produced in pesticide production enterprises registered by EPA. It is important to note that the EPA site number required for the equipment is different from the EPA pesticide registration number required for pesticide products. Obtaining the site number is a management process and should be completed as required by EPA. In contrast, obtaining EPA pesticide registration requires the review cost of product specific data, and the process is long.
Company No.: the unique identifier assigned to the company that wishes to register pesticide equipment with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Generally, it is y a string of numbers within 5 digits.
Establishment No.: Federal Regulations (40 CFR 167.3) define a place as any place where pesticide products, active ingredients or pesticide equipment are produced, whether or not:
a) The premises are independently owned or operated;
b) The site is domestic (i.e. located in the United States) and produces only pesticides or devices for export; or
c) The site is located in a foreign country and is producing pesticides or devices imported into the United States.
Sites meeting the above definition need to obtain the site number. The site number is generally a combination of numbers and letters. For example, for Chinese enterprises, the format is xxxxx CHN XXXX, in which the first is the company number (number), CHN is the country code, and the last is the site code (number). If a company has different production sites, it can be expressed in different numbers. The site number must be identified on the product label.
Requirements for regulated equipment
Pesticide equipment must be produced at registered pesticide production sites.
The equipment must comply with the labeling requirements of section 2 (q) (1) of FIFRA and 40 CFR Part 156. These requirements are summarized below.
Misbranded - according to Article 2 (q) (1) of FIFRA, the equipment is considered to be misbranded and enforcement action should be taken if:
The label contains false or misleading statements, designs, or graphical representations (see 40 CFR 156.10 (a) (5));
Its packaging or packaging does not meet the standards established in accordance with Article 25 (c) (3) of FIFRA (such standards have not been established for equipment as of 2010);
It is an imitation of other equipment or sold in the name of other equipment;
The product is not labeled on the production site;
The label does not highlight any necessary information;
Lack of proper instructions for use; or
It lacks sufficient warnings or cautionary statements.
The agent factory must have its own factory number.
Even if no products are produced or sold, an annual report is required.