Category Archives: Regulatory Information

Updated list of human health benchmarks for pesticides in drinking water available

EPA Pesticide Program Updates  From EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs  EPA has updated its list of human health benchmarks for pesticides (HHBP) in drinking water. A total of 394 HHBPs are now available for pesticides that are currently registered for use on … Continue reading

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APHIS seeks comments on regulations that govern the movement into and within the U.S. of plant pests, biological control agents, and soil

APHIS proposes to revise the regulations in 7 CFR part 330 that govern the movement into and within the United States of plant pests, biological control agents, and soil, and is soliciting public comments until March 20, 2017. Specifically, this … Continue reading

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EPA prohibits 72 inert ingredients from use in pesticides

EPA Pesticide Program Updates, in this update:  EPA prohibits 72 inert ingredients from use in pesticides The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action to remove 72 ingredients from its list of ingredients approved for use in pesticide products. … Continue reading

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EPA requires stronger standards for applying the riskiest pesticides

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing standards for applicators who apply restricted-use pesticides that are not available for purchase by the general public, and require special handling. “We are committed to keeping our communities safe, protecting our … Continue reading

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EPA invites public comments on candidates for Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals

As directed by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the Agency is establishing the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC). The purpose of the SACC is to provide independent advice and expert consultation on the … Continue reading

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EPA draft risk assessments now open for comment

EPA Pesticide Program Updates  From EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs www.epa.gov/pesticides In This Update: Draft Risk Assessments Now Open for Comment EPA has released draft risk assessments for a number of pesticides, as part of the pesticide registration review process. … Continue reading

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EPA announces registration review of pyrethrins and pyrethroids

The EPA has released a draft ecological risk assessment for eight pyrethroids plus the pyrethrins and a risk management rationale for the remaining pyrethroids currently undergoing registration review. These documents are available at www.regulations.gov. See the Federal Register notice in … Continue reading

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EPA places restrictions on pesticide use to protect four endangered and threatened species

EPA Pesticide Program Updates  From EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs www.epa.gov/pesticides Dec. 7, 2016 In This Update: EPA places restrictions on pesticide use to protect four endangered and threatened species EPA is placing geographically specific pesticide use restrictions on the … Continue reading

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Updated human health risk analyses for chlorpyrifos

EPA Pesticide Program Updates  From EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs www.epa.gov/pesticides In This Update: Updated Human Health Risk Analyses for Chlorpyrifos (Revised) EPA has revised the human health hazard assessment and drinking water exposure assessment for chlorpyrifos that supported our … Continue reading

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Scientific advisory panel to meet on cancer potential of glyphosate

EPA Pesticide Program Updates  From EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs www.epa.gov/pesticides In This Update: Scientific Advisory Panel to Meet on Cancer Potential of Glyphosate (rescheduled meeting) The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) will meet Dec. … Continue reading

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