Agricultural Reentry Task Force
The Agricultural Re-Entry Task Force, L.L.C. (ARTF) is a consortium of 31 agricultural chemical companies that formed a joint data development task force to satisfy requirements, established under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), for a database of generic agricultural reentry transfer coefficients applicable to farm workers who enter a crop area following a pesticide application. The database covers all agricultural crop/activity scenarios in the U. S. and Canada. The Transfer Coefficient data are being used to assess exposure potential and conduct risk assessments for pesticide products registered by ARTF members.
ARTF was formed in December, 1994 in preparation for a scheduled Data Call-In (DCI) that was issued on October 18, 1995 requiring post-application exposure data.