Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. serves small, medium, and large pesticide product registrants and other stakeholders in the agricultural and biocidal sectors, in virtually every aspect of pesticide law, policy, science, and regulation.

By Sheryl L. Dolan and Margaret R. Graham

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently updated the electronic reporting option for pesticide establishments using the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Section Seven Tracking System (SSTS), now referred to as the Enhanced Section Seven Tracking System (eSSTS).  On December 17, 21, 22 and 28, EPA will hold four public webinars to explain the Central Data Exchange (CDX) registration process for the eSSTS and demonstrate report submission using eSSTS.  EPA state that any establishments/authorized agents that used electronic reporting last year should automatically be registered to use the new eSSTS system.  CDX registration for eSSTS will be open after December 18, 2015; submitters will need to register to use the new system.  Pesticide establishments can use the CDX to submit EPA Form 3540-16 “Pesticide Report for Pesticide-Producing and Device-Producing Establishments,” the annual pesticide establishment report required under FIFRA Sections 7 and 17 to be submitted by all active domestic and foreign pesticide producing establishments, regardless of whether or not the establishment produced or distributed a pesticide, active ingredient, or device, by March 1 of each calendar year.

The first webinar on December 17, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EST) will explain the CDX registration process for the eSSTS.  Webinars 2, 3, and 4 will cover eSSTS training, but will all have the same information -- participants only need to attend one of these sessions.  Additional announcements and reporting instructions are posted on EPA’s Pesticide Establishment webpage.  More information on the specific trainings is listed below.  The links will not be active until the time of the webinar:

  1. CDX Registration Training for EPA's eSSTS, Thursday, December 17, 2015, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EST) (Recorded):  An Overview of how to set up an EPA CDX account and set up a user role under EPA's eSSTS, will be available at http://epawebconferencing.acms.com/eSSTSCDX.
  2. EPA's eSSTS Industry User Training 1, Monday, December 21, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EST) (Recorded):  Industry overview of EPA's eSSTS, will be available at http://epawebconferencing.acms.com/eSSTS_Industry_Testing.
  3. EPA's eSSTS Industry User Training 2, Tuesday, December 22, 2015, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EST):  Industry overview of EPA's (eSSTS), will be available at http://epawebconferencing.acms.com/eSSTS_Industry_Testing2.
  4. EPA's eSSTS Industry User Training 3, Monday, December 28, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EST):  Industry overview of EPA's eSSTS, will be available at http://epawebconferencing.acms.com/eSSTS_Industry_Testing3.