Frequent Questions

Can the EPA endorse or test my product?

EPA cannot endorse commercial products, service or enterprises since this would violate federal law. See Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (Part 5 Code of Federal Regulations, 2635.702(c) (PDF)). (3 pp, 205 KB, About PDF)

There are programs at EPA that list product brands that meet their requirements for specific products and services. Inclusion on these lists does not indicate EPA endorsement. Please see Will the EPA recognize my product as environmentally preferable?

As part of the pesticides registration program, EPA evaluates pesticides to ensure that they meet federal safety standards. Pesticide registration also does not indicate EPA endorsement. For information about pesticide evaluation and registration, please visit the About Pesticide Registration Web page.

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