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FIFRA Section 24(c), Special Local Need


Section 24(c) of the federal pesticide law, the Federal Insecticide Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), provides for registration of a pesticide product as a Special Local Need (SLN).

Special local need means an existing or imminent pest problem within a State for which the State lead agency, based upon satisfactory supporting information, has determined that an appropriate federally registered pesticide product is not sufficiently available.

Under the authority of § 24(c) of FIFRA, states may register a new end use product for any use, or an additional use of a federally registered pesticide product, if the following conditions exist:

  1. There is a special local need for the use within the State.
  2. The use is covered by necessary tolerances (maximum amount of pesticide residue allowed in or on a food or feed commodity), exemptions or other clearances under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act if the use is a food or feed use.
  3. Registration for the same use has not previously been denied, disapproved, suspended or cancelled by the U.S. EPA, or voluntarily cancelled by the registrant subsequent to issuance by U.S. EPA of a notice of intent to cancel that registration because of health or environmental concerns about an ingredient contained in the pesticide product, unless such denial, disapproval, suspension or cancellation has been superseded by subsequent action of the U.S. EPA.
  4. The registration is in accord with the purposes of FIFRA.

Special Local Need Requests

A request for a section 24(c) SLN registration comes from a pesticide manufacturer to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Commodity groups, Extension personnel, and others can inform the manufacturer of the need, but the request should come from the manufacturer.

The following is a listing of the required information that must be included in a SLN registration application:

  1. A description of the special local need.
  2. Efficacy and or residue data where needed.
  3. Letter of support from university personnel, commodity group or other qualified knowledgeable expert.
  4. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) "Application for Notification of State Registration" form No. 8570-25 (PDF) EXT.
  5. A draft SLN label.
  6. An application fee of $150.

The MDA reviews the SLN application to verify that a special local need exists and that the application is complete. After issuing a SLN registration, the MDA is then required by federal regulations to notify the EPA. EPA has 90 days from the effective date to disapprove the SLN registration (the SLN registration is valid during the 90 day EPA review period).

In Minnesota, SLN registrations are not given an expiration date but generally are valid until either the manufacturer, the MDA or the EPA cancels the registration.

Section 24(c) SLN labels are valid only in the state of issue. A person must have the Minnesota label when using a pesticide pursuant to a section 24(c) SLN registration.

Current Minnesota Special Local need (SLN) Registrations

Last updated 03/21/2018

SLN No. Company Product (Label) Use Label Expiration Date
MN-180003 DuPont Fexapan Herbicide Plus Vaporgrip Technology (PDF: 151 KB / 2 pages) Temperature and date cutoffs for weed control in dicamba-tolerant soybeans NA
MN-180002 BASF Engenia Herbicide (PDF: 82 KB / 2 pages) Temperature and date cutoffs for weed control in dicamba-tolerant soybeans  NA
MN-180001 Monsanto Xtendimax with Vaporgrip Technology (PDF: 127 KB / 2 pages) Temperature and date cutoffs for weed control in dicamba-tolerant soybeans  NA
MN-170002 Nufarm Agri Tin Flowable (PDF: 83 KB / 1 page)  Control of cercospora leaf spot on sugar beets 12/31/2021
MN-170001 Nufarm Agri Tin (PDF: 82 KB / 1 page) Control of cercospora leaf spot on sugar beets 12/31/2021
MN-150001 FMC Spartan Elite Herbicide (PDF: 85 KB / 4 pages) Preemergence control of grass and broadleaf weeds on dry shelled beans 12/31/2018
MN-140002 Bayer CropScience Capreno Herbicide (PDF: 52 KB / 3 pages) Allow aerial application in field and silage corn, seed corn, and white corn 12/31/2019
MN-140001 Bayer CropScience Laudis Herbicide (PDF: 55 KB / 3 pages) Allow aerial application in field and silage corn, seed corn, sweet corn, and popcorn 12/31/2019
MN-130001 FMC Broadaxe Herbicide (PDF: 116  KB / 4 pages) Preemergence control of grass and broadleaf weeds on dry shelled beans 12/31/2018
MN-120003 Arkion Avipel Liquid Seed Treatment (PDF: 67 KB / 5 pages) Protect field and sweet corn from consumption by Sand Hill Crane 7/1/2018
MN-120002 Arkion Avipel Dry Corn Seed Treatment (PDF: 429 KB / 4 pages) Protect field and sweet corn from consumption by Sand Hill Crane 7/1/2018
MN-040002 Syngenta Dual Magnum (PDF: 52 KB / 3 pages) PPI or Pre on sugarbeets 12/31/2020

MDA Contact

Matt Sunseri
Matthew.Sunseri@state.mn.us
651-201-6292

Pesticide & Fertilizer Management Division