The Management of Pesticide Registration program manages the Forest Service's (FS) portion of the USDA Forest Service Pesticide Impact Assessment Program (FSPIAP). The program cooperates with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on such actions as registration, re-registration, and req uest for experimental use permits (EUPs) of pesticides by the FS or registered pesticides of interest to the FS. The program also coordinates the registration of biopesticides for which the FS is, or intends to become, the registrant (e.g., Gypcheck, TM Biocontol-1, and MCH).
Among successful development areas are:
- Re-registration of Gypchek for suppression of gypsy moth in environmentally sensitive areas of the eastern United States.
- Re-registration of TM biocontrol-1 for suppression of the douglas fir tussock moth in enviornmentally sensitive areas of the western United States.
- Registration of the technical grade active ingrdient for MCH.
The Management of Pesticide Registration program serves the Forest Service, other federal agencies, state agencies, private industry, and others that deal with forest pest suppression issues. Often this work is done in conjunction with venture capital to register biological pesticides.