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…EPA proposed to declare a prion, i.e., proteinaceous infectious particle, a 'pest' under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and to amend its regulations to include expressly prion within the regulatory definition of pest. …EPA currently considers a prion to be a pest under FIFRA, so a product intended to reduce the infectivity of any prion on inanimate surfaces (i.e., a prion-related product) is considered to be a pesticide and regulated as such. …The proposed rule
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Current as of January 9, 2009
EPA’s Registered Sterilizers, Tuberculocides, and Antimicrobial Products Against Certain Human Public Health Bacteria and Viruses
You may be potentially affected by this action if you apply for or
own pesticide registrations. Potentially affected entities may include,
but are not limited to:
Producers of pesticide products (NAICS code 32532).
Producers of antimicrobial pesticides (NAICS code 32561).
Veterinary testing laboratories (NAICS code 541940).
Medical pathology laboratories (NAICS code 621511).
Taxidermists, independent (NAICS code 711510).
Surgeons (NAICS code 621111).
Dental surgeons (NAICS code 621210).
Mortician services (NAICS code 812210).
Manufacturers of medical tissue devices of human and
animal origin (NAICS code undetermined).
Manufacturers of other human cellular and tissue products
(NAICS code undetermined).
Organ banks, body (NAICS code 621991).
Plasma, blood, merchant wholesalers (NAICS code 424210).
This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides
a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this
action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be
affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS)
codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining
whether this action might apply to certain entities. If you have any
questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular
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Originally posted by guessing
So maybe by clasifying them it means they can somehow control them. Is that a good thing? It seems it might be.