40 CFR § 152.25 - Exemptions for pesticides of a character not requiring FIFRA regulation.

§ 152.25 Exemptions for pesticides of a character not requiring FIFRA regulation.

The pesticides or classes of pesticides listed in this section have been determined to be of a character not requiring regulation under FIFRA, and are therefore exempt from all provisions of FIFRA when intended for use, and used, only in the manner specified.

(a) Treated articles or substances. An article or substance treated with, or containing, a pesticide to protect the article or substance itself (for example, paint treated with a pesticide to protect the paint coating, or wood products treated to protect the wood against insect or fungus infestation), if the pesticide is registered for such use.

(b) Pheromones and pheromone traps. Pheromones and identical or substantially similar compounds labeled for use only in pheromone traps (or labeled for use in a manner which the Administrator determines poses no greater risk of adverse effects on the environment than use in pheromone traps), and pheromone traps in which those compounds are the sole active ingredient(s).

(1) For the purposes of this paragraph, a pheromone is a compound produced by an arthropod which, alone or in combination with other such compounds, modifies the behavior of other individuals of the same species.

(2) For the purposes of this paragraph, a synthetically produced compound is identical to a pheromone only when their molecular structures are identical, or when the only differences between the molecular structures are between the stereochemical isomer ratios of the two compounds, except that a synthetic compound found to have toxicological properties significantly different from a pheromone is not identical.

(3) When a compound possesses many characteristics of a pheromone but does not meet the criteria in paragraph (a)(2) of this section, it may, after review by the Agency, be deemed a substantially similar compound.

(4) For the purposes of this paragraph, a pheromone trap is a device containing a pheromone or an identical or substantially similar compound used for the sole purpose of attracting, and trapping or killing, target arthropods. Pheromone traps are intended to achieve pest control by removal of target organisms from their natural environment and do not result in increased levels of pheromones or identical or substantially similar compounds over a significant fraction of the treated area.

(c) Preservatives for biological specimens.

(1) Embalming fluids.

(2) Products used to preserve animal or animal organ specimens, in mortuaries, laboratories, hospitals, museums and institutions of learning.

(3) Products used to preserve the integrity of milk, urine, blood, or other body fluids for laboratory analysis.

(d) Foods. Products consisting of foods and containing no active ingredients, which are used to attract pests.

(e) Natural cedar.

(1) Natural cedar blocks, chips, shavings, balls, chests, drawer liners, paneling, and needles that meet all of the following criteria:

(i) The product consists totally of cedarwood or natural cedar.

(ii) The product is not treated, combined, or impregnated with any additional substance(s).

(iii) The product bears claims or directions for use solely to repel arthropods other than ticks or to retard mildew, and no additional claims are made in sale or distribution. The labeling must be limited to specific arthropods, or must exclude ticks if any general term such as “arthropods,” “insects,” “bugs,” or any other broad inclusive term, is used. The exemption does not apply to natural cedar products claimed to repel ticks.

(2) The exemption does not apply to cedar oil, or formulated products which contain cedar oil, other cedar extracts, or ground cedar wood as part of a mixture.

(f) Minimum risk pesticides—(1) Exempted products. Products containing the following active ingredients, alone or in combination with other substances listed in table 1 of this paragraph, are exempt from the requirements of FIFRA provided that all of the criteria of this section are met. All listed active ingredients may be used in non-food use products. Under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and EPA (FFDCA) implementing regulations at part 180 of this chapter, food and animal feed in commerce can bear pesticide residues only for those ingredients that have tolerances or tolerance exemptions in part 180 of this chapter. Such tolerances or exemptions may be found, for example, in §§ 180.950, 180.1071, 180.1087, 180.1233, and 180.1251 of this chapter.

Table 1—Active Ingredients Permitted in Exempted Minimum Risk Pesticide Products

Label display name Chemical name Specifications CAS No.
Castor oil Castor oil United States Pharmacopeia (U.S.P.) or equivalent 8001–79–4
Cedarwood oil Cedarwood oil (China) 85085–29–6
Cedarwood oil Cedarwood oil (Texas) 68990–83–0
Cedarwood oil Cedarwood oil (Virginia) 8000–27–9
Chitosan Poly-D-glucosamine Includes chitosan salts (consisting solely of those salts that can be formed with the acids listed in this table or table 2 to paragraph (f)(2) of this section) 9012–76–4
Cinnamon Cinnamon N/A
Cinnamon oil Cinnamon oil 8015–91–6
Citric acid 2-Hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid 77–92–9
Citronella Citronella N/A
Citronella oil Citronella oil 8000–29–1
Cloves Cloves N/A
Clove oil Clove oil 8000–34–8
Corn gluten meal Corn gluten meal 66071–96–3
Corn oil Corn oil 8001–30–7
Cornmint Cornmint N/A
Cornmint oil Cornmint oil 68917–18–0
Cottonseed oil Cottonseed oil 8001–29–4
Dried blood Dried blood 68991–49–9
Eugenol 4-Allyl-2-methoxyphenol 97–53–0
Garlic Garlic N/A
Garlic oil Garlic oil 8000–78–0
Geraniol (2E)-3,7-Dimethylocta-2,6-dien-1-ol 106–24–1
Geranium oil Geranium oil 8000–46–2
Lauryl sulfate Lauryl sulfate 151–41–7
Lemongrass oil Lemongrass oil 8007–02–1
Linseed oil Linseed oil 8001–26–1
Malic acid 2-Hydroxybutanedioic acid 6915–15–7
Peppermint Peppermint N/A
Peppermint oil Peppermint oil 8006–90–4
2-Phenylethyl propionate 2-Phenylethyl propionate 122–70–3
Potassium sorbate Potassium (2E,4E)-hexa-2,4-dienoate 24634–61–5
Putrescent whole egg solids Putrescent whole egg solids 51609–52–0
Rosemary Rosemary N/A
Rosemary oil Rosemary oil 8000–25–7
Sesame Sesame Includes ground sesame plant N/A
Sesame oil Sesame oil 8008–74–0
Sodium chloride Sodium chloride 7647–14–5
Sodium lauryl sulfate Sulfuric acid monododecyl ester, sodium salt 151–21–3
Soybean oil Soybean oil 8001–22–7
Spearmint Spearmint N/A
Spearmint oil Spearmint oil 8008–79–5
Thyme Thyme N/A
Thyme oil Thyme oil 8007–46–3
White pepper White pepper N/A
Zinc Zinc Zinc metal strips (consisting solely of zinc metal and impurities) 7440–66–6

(2) Permitted inert ingredients. A pesticide product exempt under paragraph (f)(1) of this section may only include the inert ingredients listed in paragraphs (f)(2)(i) through (iv) of this section. All listed inert ingredients may be used in non-food use products. Under FFDCA section 408 and EPA implementing regulations at part 180 of this chapter, food and animal feed in commerce can bear pesticide residues only for those ingredients that have tolerances or tolerance exemptions in part 180 of this chapter. Such tolerances or exemptions may be found, for example, in §§ 180.910, 180.920. 180.930, 180.940, 180.950, and 180.1071 of this chapter.

(i) Commonly consumed food commodities, as described in § 180.950(a) of this chapter.

(ii) Animal feed items, as described in § 180.950(b) of this chapter.

(iii) Edible fats and oils, as described in § 180.950(c) of this chapter.

(iv) Specific chemical substances, as listed in the following table.

Table 2—Inert Ingredients Permitted in Minimum Risk Pesticide Products

Label display name Chemical name CAS No.
Acetyl tributyl citrate Citric acid, 2-(acetyloxy)-, tributyl ester 77–90–7
Agar Agar 9002–18–0
Almond hulls Almond hulls N/A
Almond oil Oils, almond 8007–69–0
Almond shells Almond shells N/A
alpha-Cyclodextrin alpha-Cyclodextrin 10016–20–3
Aluminatesilicate Aluminatesilicate 1327–36–2
Aluminum magnesium silicate Silicic acid, aluminum magnesium salt 1327–43–1
Aluminum potassium sodium silicate Silicic acid, aluminum potassium sodium salt 12736–96–8
Aluminum silicate Aluminum silicate 1335–30–4
Aluminum sodium silicate Silicic acid, aluminum sodium salt 1344–00–9
Aluminum sodium silicate Silicic acid (H4 SiO4), aluminum sodium salt (1:1:1) 12003–51–9
Ammonium benzoate Benzoic acid, ammonium salt 1863–63–4
Ammonium stearate Octadecanoic acid, ammonium salt 1002–89–7
Amylopectin, acid-hydrolyzed, 1-octenylbutanedioate Amylopectin, acid-hydrolyzed, 1-octenylbutanedioate 113894–85–2
Amylopectin, hydrogen 1-octadecenylbutanedioate Amylopectin, hydrogen 1-octadecenylbutanedioate 125109–81–1
Animal glue Animal glue N/A
Ascorbyl palmitate Ascorbyl palmitate 137–66–6
Attapulgite-type clay Attapulgite-type clay 12174–11–7
Beeswax Beeswax 8012–89–3
Bentonite Bentonite 1302–78–9
Bentonite, sodian Bentonite, sodian 85049–30–5
beta-Cyclodextrin beta-Cyclodextrin 7585–39–9
Bone meal Bone meal 68409–75–6
Bran Bran N/A
Bread crumbs Bread crumbs N/A
(+)-Butyl lactate Lactic acid, n-butyl ester, (S) 34451–19–9
Butyl lactate Lactic acid, n-butyl ester 138–22–7
Butyl stearate Octadecanoic acid, butyl ester 123–95–5
Calcareous shale Calcareous shale N/A
Calcite Calcite (Ca(CO3)) 13397–26–7
Calcium acetate Calcium acetate 62–54–4
Calcium acetate monohydrate Acetic acid, calcium salt, monohydrate 5743–26–0
Calcium benzoate Benzoic acid, calcium salt 2090–05–3
Calcium carbonate Calcium carbonate 471–34–1
Calcium citrate Citric acid, calcium salt 7693–13–2
Calcium octanoate Calcium octanoate 6107–56–8
Calcium oxide silicate Calcium oxide silicate (Ca3 O(SiO4)) 12168–85–3
Calcium silicate Silicic acid, calcium salt 1344–95–2
Calcium stearate Octadecanoic acid, calcium salt 1592–23–0
Calcium sulfate Calcium sulfate 7778–18–9
Calcium sulfate dihydrate Calcium sulfate dihydrate 10101–41–4
Calcium sulfate hemihydrate Calcium sulfate hemihydrate 10034–76–1
Canary seed Canary seed N/A
Carbon Carbon 7440–44–0
Carbon dioxide Carbon dioxide 124–38–9
Carboxymethyl cellulose Cellulose, carboxymethyl ether 9000–11–7
Cardboard Cardboard N/A
Carnauba wax Carnauba wax 8015–86–9
Carob gum Locust bean gum 9000–40–2
Carrageenan Carrageenan 9000–07–1
Caseins Caseins 9000–71–9
Castor oil Castor oil 8001–79–4
Castor oil, hydrogenated Castor oil, hydrogenated 8001–78–3
Cat food Cat food N/A
Cellulose Cellulose 9004–34–6
Cellulose acetate Cellulose acetate 9004–35–7
Cellulose, mixture with cellulose carboxymethyl ether, sodium salt Cellulose, mixture with cellulose carboxymethyl ether, sodium salt 51395–75–6
Cellulose, pulp Cellulose, pulp 65996–61–4
Cellulose, regenerated Cellulose, regenerated 68442–85–3
Cheese Cheese N/A
Chlorophyll a Chlorophyll a 479–61–8
Chlorophyll b Chlorophyll b 519–62–0
Citric acid Citric acid 77–92–9
Citric acid, monohydrate Citric acid, monohydrate 5949–29–1
Citrus meal Citrus meal N/A
Citrus pectin Citrus pectin 9000–69–5
Citrus pulp Citrus pulp 68514–76–1
Clam shells Clam shells N/A
Cocoa Cocoa 8002–31–1
Cocoa shell flour Cocoa shell flour N/A
Cocoa shells Cocoa shells N/A
Cod-liver oil Cod-liver oil 8001–69–2
Coffee grounds Coffee grounds 68916–18–7
Cookies Cookies N/A
Cork Cork 61789–98–8
Corn cobs Corn cobs N/A
Cotton Cotton N/A
Cottonseed meal Cottonseed meal 68424–10–2
Cracked wheat Cracked wheat N/A
Decanoic acid, monoester with 1,2,3-propanetriol Decanoic acid, monoester with 1,2,3-propanetriol 26402–22–2
Dextrins Dextrins 9004–53–9
Diglyceryl monooleate 9-Octadecenoic acid, ester with 1,2,3-propanetriol 49553–76–6
Diglyceryl monostearate 9-Octadecanoic acid, monoester with oxybis(propanediol) 12694–22–3
Dilaurin Dodecanoic acid, diester with 1,2,3-propanetriol 27638–00–2
Dipalmitin Hexadecanoic acid, diester with 1,2,3-propanetriol 26657–95–4
Dipotassium citrate Citric acid, dipotassium salt 3609–96–9
Disodium citrate Citric acid, disodium salt 144–33–2
Disodium sulfate decahydrate Disodium sulfate decahydrate 7727–73–3
Diatomaceous earth Kieselguhr; Diatomite (less than 1% crystalline silica) 61790–53–2
Dodecanoic acid, monoester with 1,2,3-propanetriol Dodecanoic acid, monoester with 1,2,3-propanetriol 27215–38–9
Dolomite Dolomite 16389–88–1
Douglas fir bark Douglas fir bark N/A
Egg shells Egg shells N/A
Eggs Eggs N/A
(+)-Ethyl lactate Lactic acid, ethyl ester, (S) 687–47–8
Ethyl lactate Lactic acid, ethyl ester 97–64–3
Feldspar Feldspar 68476–25–5
Ferric oxide Iron oxide (Fe2O3) 1309–37–1
Ferrous oxide Iron oxide (FeO) 1345–25–1
Fish meal Fish meal N/A
Fish oil Fish oil 8016–13–5
Fuller's earth Fuller's earth 8031–18–3
Fumaric acid Fumaric acid 110–17–8
gamma-Cyclodextrin gamma-Cyclodextrin 17465–86–0
Gelatins Gelatins 9000–70–8
Gellan gum Gellan gum 71010–52–1
Glue Glue (as depolymd. animal collagen) 68476–37–9
Glycerin 1,2,3-Propanetriol 56–81–5
Glycerol monooleate 9-Octadecenoic acid (Z)-, 2,3-dihydroxypropyl ester 111–03–5
Glyceryl dicaprylate Octanoic acid, diester with 1,2,3-propanetriol 36354–80–0
Glyceryl dimyristate Tetradecanoic acid, diester with 1,2,3-propanetriol 53563–63–6
Glyceryl dioleate 9-Octadecenoic acid (9Z)-, diester with 1,2,3-propanetriol 25637–84–7
Glyceryl distearate Octadecanoic acid, diester with 1,2,3-propanetriol 1323–83–7
Glyceryl monomyristate Tetradecanoic acid, monoester with 1,2,3-propanetriol 27214–38–6
Glyceryl monooctanoate Octanoic acid, monoester with 1,2,3-propanetriol 26402–26–6
Glyceryl monooleate 9-Octadecenoic acid (9Z)-, monoester with 1,2,3-propanetriol 25496–72–4
Glyceryl monostearate Octadecanoic acid, monoester with 1,2,3-propanetriol 31566–31–1
Glyceryl stearate Octadecanoic acid, ester with 1,2,3-propanetriol 11099–07–3
Granite Granite N/A
Graphite Graphite 7782–42–5
Guar gum Guar gum 9000–30–0
Gum Arabic Gum arabic 9000–01–5
Gum tragacanth Gum tragacanth 9000–65–1
Gypsum Gypsum 13397–24–5
Hematite Hematite (Fe2O3) 1317–60–8
Humic acid Humic acid 1415–93–6
Hydrogenated cottonseed oil Hydrogenated cottonseed oil 68334–00–9
Hydrogenated rapeseed oil Hydrogenated rapeseed oil 84681–71–0
Hydrogenated soybean oil Hydrogenated soybean oil 8016–70–4
Hydroxyethyl cellulose Cellulose, 2-hydroxyethyl ether 9004–62–0
Hydroxypropyl cellulose Cellulose, 2-hydroxypropyl ether 9004–64–2
Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose Cellulose, 2-hydroxypropyl methyl ether 9004–65–3
Iron magnesium oxide Iron magnesium oxide (Fe2MgO4) 12068–86–9
Iron oxide, hydrate Iron oxide (Fe2O3), hydrate 12259–21–1
Iron oxide Iron oxide (Fe3O4) 1317–61–9
Isopropyl alcohol 2-Propanol 67–63–0
Isopropyl myristate Isopropyl myristate 110–27–0
Kaolin Kaolin 1332–58–7
Lactose Lactose 63–42–3
Lactose monohydrate Lactose monohydrate 64044–51–5
Lanolin Lanolin 8006–54–0
Latex rubber Latex rubber N/A
Lauric acid Lauric acid 143–07–7
Lecithins Lecithins 8002–43–5
Licorice extract Licorice extract 68916–91–6
Lime dolomitic Lime (chemical) dolomitic 12001–27–3
Limestone Limestone 1317–65–3
Linseed oil Linseed oil 8001–26–1
Magnesium carbonate Carbonic acid, magnesium salt (1:1) 546–93–0
Magnesium benzoate Magnesium benzoate 553–70–8
Magnesium oxide Magnesium oxide 1309–48–4
Magnesium oxide silicate Magnesium oxide silicate (Mg3O(Si2O5)2), monohydrate 12207–97–5
Magnesium silicate Magnesium silicate 1343–88–0
Magnesium silicate hydrate Magnesium silicate hydrate 1343–90–4
Magnesium silicon oxide Magnesium silicon oxide (Mg2Si3O8) 14987–04–3
Magnesium stearate Octadecanoic acid, magnesium salt 557–04–0
Magnesium sulfate Magnesium sulfate 7487–88–9
Magnesium sulfate heptahydrate Magnesium sulfate heptahydrate 10034–99–8
Malic acid Malic acid 6915–15–7
Malt extract Malt extract 8002–48–0
Malt flavor Malt flavor N/A
Maltodextrin Maltodextrin 9050–36–6
Methylcellulose Cellulose, methyl ether 9004–67–5
Mica Mica 12003–38–2
Mica-group minerals Mica-group minerals 12001–26–2
Milk Milk 8049–98–7
Millet seed Millet seed N/A
Mineral oil Mineral oil (U.S.P.) 8012–95–1
1-Monolaurin Dodecanoic acid, 2,3-dihydroxypropyl ester 142–18–7
1-Monomyristin Tetradecanoic acid, 2,3-dihydroxypropyl ester 589–68–4
Monomyristin Decanoic acid, diester with 1,2,3-propanetriol 53998–07–1
Monopalmitin Hexadecanoic acid, monoester with 1,2,3-propanetriol 26657–96–5
Monopotassium citrate Citric acid, monopotassium salt 866–83–1
Monosodium citrate Citric acid, monosodium salt 18996–35–5
Montmorillonite Montmorillonite 1318–93–0
Myristic acid Myristic acid 544–63–8
Nepheline syenite Nepheline syenite 37244–96–5
Nitrogen Nitrogen 7727–37–9
Nutria meat Nutria meat N/A
Nylon Nylon N/A
Octanoic acid, potassium salt Octanoic acid, potassium salt 764–71–6
Octanoic acid, sodium salt Octanoic acid, sodium salt 1984–06–1
Oleic acid Oleic acid 112–80–1
Oyster shells Oyster shells N/A
Palm oil Palm oil 8002–75–3
Palm oil, hydrogenated Palm oil, hydrogenated 68514–74–9
Palmitic acid Hexadecanoic acid 57–10–3
Paper Paper N/A
Paraffin wax Paraffin wax 8002–74–2
Peanut butter Peanut butter N/A
Peanut shells Peanut shells N/A
Peanuts Peanuts N/A
Peat moss Peat moss N/A
Pectin Pectin 9000–69–5
Perlite Perlite 130885–09–5
Perlite, expanded Perlite, expanded 93763–70–3
Plaster of paris Plaster of paris 26499–65–0
Polyethylene Polyethylene 9002–88–4
Polyglyceryl oleate Polyglyceryl oleate 9007–48–1
Polyglyceryl stearate Polyglyceryl stearate 9009–32–9
Potassium acetate Acetic acid, potassium salt 127–08–2
Potassium aluminum silicate, anhydrous Potassium aluminum silicate, anhydrous 1327–44–2
Potassium benzoate Benzoic acid, potassium salt 582–25–2
Potassium bicarbonate Carbonic acid, monopotassium salt 298–14–6
Potassium chloride Potassium chloride 7447–40–7
Potassium citrate Citric acid, potassium salt 7778–49–6
Potassium humate Humic acids, potassium salts 68514–28–3
Potassium myristate Tetradecanoic acid, potassium salt 13429–27–1
Potassium oleate 9-Octadecenoic acid (9Z)-, potassium salt 143–18–0
Potassium ricinoleate 9-Octadecenoic acid, 12-hydroxy-, monopotassium salt, (9Z, 12R)- 7492–30–0
Potassium sorbate Sorbic acid, potassium salt 24634–61–5
Potassium stearate Octadecanoic acid, potassium salt 593–29–3
Potassium sulfate Potassium sulfate 7778–80–5
Potassium sulfate Sulfuric acid, monopotassium salt 7646–93–7
1,2-Propylene carbonate 1,3-Dioxolan-2-one, 4-methyl- 108–32–7
Pumice Pumice 1332–09–8
Red cabbage color Red cabbage color (expressed from edible red cabbage heads via a pressing process using only acidified water) N/A
Red cedar chips Red cedar chips N/A
Red dog flour Red dog flour N/A
Rubber Rubber 9006–04–6
Sawdust Sawdust N/A
Shale Shale N/A
Silica, amorphous, fumed Silica, amorphous, fumed (crystalline free) 112945–52–5
Silica, amorphous, precipitate and gel Silica, amorphous, precipitate and gel 7699–41–4
Silica Silica (crystalline free) 7631–86–9
Silica gel Silica gel 63231–67–4
Silica gel, precipitated, crystalline-free Silica gel, precipitated, crystalline-free 112926–00–8
Silica, hydrate Silica, hydrate 10279–57–9
Silica, vitreous Silica, vitreous 60676–86–0
Silicic acid, magnesium salt Silicic acid (H2SiO3), magnesium salt (1:1) 13776–74–4
Soap Soap (The water soluble sodium or potassium salts of fatty acids produced by either the saponification of fats and oils, or the neutralization of fatty acid) N/A
Soapbark Quillaja saponin 1393–03–9
Soapstone Soapstone 308076–02–0
Sodium acetate Acetic acid, sodium salt 127–09–3
Sodium alginate Sodium alginate 9005–38–3
Sodium benzoate Benzoic acid, sodium salt 532–32–1
Sodium bicarbonate Sodium bicarbonate 144–55–8
Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose Cellulose, carboxymethyl ether, sodium salt 9004–32–4
Sodium chloride Sodium chloride 7647–14–5
Sodium citrate Sodium citrate 994–36–5
Sodium humate Humic acids, sodium salts 68131–04–4
Sodium oleate Sodium oleate 143–19–1
Sodium ricinoleate 9-Octadecenoic acid, 12-hydroxy-, monosodium salt, (9Z,12R)- 5323–95–5
Sodium stearate Octadecanoic acid, sodium salt 822–16–2
Sodium sulfate Sodium sulfate 7757–82–6
Sorbitol D-glucitol 50–70–4
Soy protein Soy protein N/A
Soya lecithins Lecithins, soya 8030–76–0
Soybean hulls Soybean hulls N/A
Soybean meal Soybean meal 68308–36–1
Soybean, flour Soybean, flour 68513–95–1
Stearic acid Octadecanoic acid 57–11–4
Sulfur Sulfur 7704–34–9
Syrups, hydrolyzed starch, hydrogenated Syrups, hydrolyzed starch, hydrogenated 68425–17–2
Tetraglyceryl monooleate 9-Octadecenoic acid (9Z)-, monoester with tetraglycerol 71012–10–7
Tricalcium citrate Citric acid, calcium salt (2:3) 813–94–5
Triethyl citrate Citric acid, triethyl ester 77–93–0
Tripotassium citrate Citric acid, tripotassium salt 866–84–2
Tripotassium citrate monohydrate Citric acid, tripotassium salt, monohydrate 6100–05–6
Trisodium citrate Citric acid, trisodium salt 68–04–2
Trisodium citrate dihydrate Citric acid, trisodium salt, dihydrate 6132–04–3
Trisodium citrate pentahydrate Citric acid, trisodium salt, pentahydrate 6858–44–2
Ultramarine blue C.I. Pigment Blue 29 57455–37–5
Urea Urea 57–13–6
Vanillin Benzaldehyde, 4-hydroxy-3-methoxy- 121–33–5
Vermiculite Vermiculite 1318–00–9
Vinegar Vinegar (maximum 8% acetic acid in solution) 8028–52–2
Vitamin C L-Ascorbic acid 50–81–7
Vitamin E Vitamin E 1406–18–4
Walnut flour Walnut flour N/A
Walnut shells Walnut shells N/A
Wheat Wheat N/A
Wheat flour Wheat flour N/A
Wheat germ oil Wheat germ oil 8006–95–9
Wheat oil Oils, wheat 68917–73–7
Whey Whey 92129–90–3
White mineral oil White mineral oil (petroleum) 8042–47–5
Wintergreen oil Wintergreen oil 68917–75–9
Wollastonite Wollastonite (Ca(SiO3)) 13983–17–0
Wool Wool N/A
Xanthan gum Xanthan gum 11138–66–2
Yeast Yeast 68876–77–7
Zeolites Zeolites (excluding erionite (CAS Reg. No. 66733–21–9)) 1318–02–1
Zeolites, NaA Zeolites, NaA 68989–22–0
Zinc iron oxide Zinc iron oxide 12063–19–3
Zinc oxide Zinc oxide (ZnO) 1314–13–2
Zinc stearate Octadecanoic acid, zinc salt 557–05–1

(3) Other conditions of exemption. All of the following conditions must be met for products to be exempted under this section:

(i) Each product containing the substance must bear a label identifying the label display name and percentage (by weight) of each active ingredient as listed in table 1 in paragraph (f)(1) of this section. Each product must also list all inert ingredients by the label display name listed in table 2 in paragraph (f)(2)(iv) of this section.

(ii) The product must not bear claims either to control or mitigate microorganisms that pose a threat to human health, including but not limited to disease transmitting bacteria or viruses, or claims to control insects or rodents carrying specific diseases, including, but not limited to ticks that carry Lyme disease.

(iii) Company name and contact information.

(A) The name of the producer or the company for whom the product was produced must appear on the product label. If the company whose name appears on the label in accordance with this paragraph is not the producer, the company name must be qualified by appropriate wording such as “Packed for [insert name],” “Distributed by [insert name], or “Sold by [insert name]” to show that the name is not that of the producer.

(B) Contact information for the company specified in accordance with paragraph (f)(3)(iii)(A) of this section must appear on the product label including the street address plus ZIP code and the telephone phone number of the location at which the company may be reached.

(C) The company name and contact information must be displayed prominently on the product label.

(iv) The product must not include any false and misleading labeling statements, including those listed in 40 CFR 156.10(a)(5)(i) through (viii).

(4) Providing guidance. Guidance on minimum risk pesticides is available at http://www2.epa.gov/minimum-risk-pesticides or successor Web pages.

[53 FR 15977, May 4, 1988, as amended at 59 FR 2751, Jan. 19, 1994; 61 FR 8878, Mar. 6, 1996; 66 FR 64764, Dec. 14, 2001; 71 FR 35545, June 21, 2006; 80 FR 80660, Dec. 28, 2015; 87 FR 67370, Nov. 8, 2022]