Pandemic Registration Issues

April 19–22, 2021
Zoom Conference

Three sanitization bottles for cleaning.



New and experienced employees and managers who work in pesticide product registration, including technical label reviews, disinfectant lists, and submission of 24(c) and/or Section 18 registrations.


Course Goals

Enhance understanding of the federal pesticide registration process, including unique challenges to state registration programs brought on by the pandemic. The course will promote regulatory networks to improve response to common challenges.


Course Information Topics 

  • Devices and device determinations
  • Antimicrobial pesticide products deep dive, including List N
  • Section 18, 24(c), and 2(ee) issues related to COVID
  • Labeling issues, including unacceptable claims, and conflicts with the master label

Nomination and Participants


Nominations have closed for this course.



Planning Group

John Scott, Colorado Department of Agriculture
Mary Begin, DC Department of Energy and Environment
Derrick Lastinger, Georgia Department of Agriculture
Jack Peterson, Arizona Department of Agriculture
Rose Kachadoorian, Oregon Department of Agriculture
Ryan Okey, Clemson University
Africa Dorame-Avalos, Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona
Tony McCandless, Gila River Indian Community
Derrick Terada, EPA Region 10
Kristen Willis, EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Yvette Hopkins, EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Mike Bellot, EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
Liz Vizard, EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance


Travel Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PREP Team will be hosting this course online. Selected participants will receive information regarding the course no later than March 11, 2021.