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Office of Pesticide Programs
Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizes EPA to allow an unregistered use of a pesticide for a limited time if EPA determines that an emergency condition exists.
Emergency exemptions may be requested by a state or federal agency. Most requests are made by state lead agricultural agencies. There are four types of emergency exemptions governing Section 18's of FIFRA: