The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is the lead state agency for most aspects of pesticide environmental and regulatory functions, including Pesticide Product Registration. The authority for pesticide product registration is found in Minnesota Statutes § 18B.26.
Scoping Document for Neonicotinoid Special Registration Review
General Pesticide Product Registration
The MDA is conducting state-level reviews of pesticide registrations by routinely learning more about new pesticides and conducting expanded reviews to better understand Minnesota-specific registration issues. The scope of these special registration reviews varies depending on the potential education, outreach, and enforcement needs identified by the MDA. The MDA reviews new active ingredients recently approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency along with currently registered pesticides that have significant new uses or have undergone a major label change. At times, more in-depth reviews are necessary to provide stakeholders and the MDA Commissioner with more information about specific pesticide products and issues. The MDA has provided a one page summary describing in further detail special registration review (PDF: 299 KB / 1 page).