US non-payment approval cancellations
The US EPA is cancelling 204 pesticide registrations because of the non-payment of annual maintenance fees that were due on January 15th 2012. The routine cancellations affect 182 federal (FIFRA section 3) registrations and 22 special local need (section 24c) approvals. Maintenance fees were paid for 15,420 section 3 registrations, representing about 96% of those on file in December 2011. Fees were paid for 2,028 section 24c approvals, or about 88% of those on file.