FERTILIZER REGULATORY POLICIES AND IMPLEMENTING GUIDELINES
This Guidebook serves as the second edition of the FPA Fertilizer Regulatory Policies and
Implementing Guidelines, since the release of its first edition in 2013. It comes as the result of
the need to update its contents to make it timely and relevant to the demands of times. Further,
it goes along with the Agency’s undertaking to leverage its Quality Management System
(QMS) to an international standard of service.
It is a document that serves as a reference by policymakers, researchers and other interested
individuals in coming up with propositions and resolutions to advance the fertilizer industry.
The pages of this material features eight (8) chapters, namely The Fertilizer and Pesticide
Authority (Chapter I); Fertilizer Product Registration (Chapter II); Biological Efficacy Data
Generation (Chapter III); Licensing of Handlers (Chapter IV); Fertilizer Movement, Supply, and
Quality Product Standard (Chapter V); Fertilizer Information and Statistics (Chapter VI);
Accreditations (Chapter VII); and Penal Provisions and Enforcement Action (Chapter VIII). It
presents fertilizer regulatory requirements, procedures, and processes, and defines technical
terminologies for these to be understood.
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The first guidebook on “FPA Pesticide Regulatory Policies and the Implementing Guidelines and Procedures “ came out in October, 1985. After about ten (10) years of implementation, a number of problems had cropped up concerning the practicability and/or ambiguity of some of its provisions, certain difficulties encountered by the Authority in pursuing its mandate, as well as in coping with the rapid changes and development in the pesticide industry. In the main context these provided the reasons for the revision and updating of this document.
This revised edition of the guidebook, now simply entitled “ FPA PESTICIDE REGULATORY POLICIES AND IMPLEMENTING GUIDELINES”, not only reorganized the different topics covered in the first edition, but also included new topics such as the fast developing group of biorational pesticides and the principle of product stewardship and responsible care.
The first chapter deals with the mandate and structure of the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority. Chapter 2 integrates all the rules and regulations pertaining to chemical pesticides registration including all the data and information requirements. Chapter 3 is devoted to biorational pesticides to highlight its emerging importance, while Chapter 4 discusses licensing requirements for pesticide handlers. Chapter 5 is devoted to product stewardship and responsible care which includes the guidelines on formulation, packaging, labeling, transport, storage, and disposal. Similarly, Chapter 6 lumps the monitoring and regulation of post-registration activities which includes pesticide residue concerns, health and environmental aspects, handler’s inspection, etc.
The last two chapters deal with penalty provisions for violations of any policy and rules of the Authority and miscellaneous provisions and other concerns not covered in the preceding chapters.