Salvus Announces Licensing Agreement with Georgia Tech that Enables PFAS Detection

Salvus Announces Licensing Agreement with Georgia Tech that Enables PFAS Detection Salvus, LLC seeks partner companies to commercialize technology that enables more timely PFAS management and remediation decisions VALDOSTA, Ga., Jan. 30, 2024 — Salvus, LLC, a CJB Company, has entered into a licensing agreement with Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC) to gain access to PFAS sensing technology for use in the Salvus™ Detection Platform, the world’s first handheld interferometric detector. Utilizing GTRC’s sensing capabilities for PFAS, the term commonly used for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances,

Oro Agri renames to Rovensa Next as part of a New Global Biosolutions Business Unit

Rovensa Group launches Rovensa Next, a new global biosolutions business unit to shape a sustainable future for agriculture Ten Rovensa Group companies, specialized in a holistic range of biosolutions, will form the new global business unit: Agrichembio, Agrotecnología, Idai Nature, Microquimica, MIP Agro, OGT, Oro Agri, Rodel, SDP, and Tradecorp, with 14 production plants and 16 innovation centers throughout the world and sales in more than 80 countries. Rovensa Next will house the company’s comprehensive, innovative portfolio of agricultural inputs and

EPA Updates New Chemical Review Program Webpage, Metrics, Affirming Commitment to Increased Transparency

EPA Updates New Chemical Review Program Webpage, Metrics, Affirming Commitment to Increased Transparency December 15, 2022 Contact Information EPA Press Office (press@epa.gov) WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a redesign and updates to the statistics webpage for the New Chemicals Review Program. The update includes additional information and metrics on the Agency’s review of new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), increasing transparency for the public, the regulated community and other stakeholders. The new information and features will

EPA Stops Use of 12 PFAS in Pesticide Products

EPA Stops Use of 12 PFAS in Pesticide Products Released on December 14, 2022 Today, to better protect human health and the environment from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the removal of 12 chemicals from the current list of non-food inert ingredients approved for use in pesticide products. Under the PFAS Strategic Roadmap, EPA committed to taking a renewed look at previous PFAS decisions, and, as part of this review, undertook

EPA Publishes Thousands of Additional TSCA Risk, New Chemicals Submissions, Commits to Near Real-Time Publication Going Forward

EPA Publishes Thousands of Additional TSCA Risk, New Chemicals Submissions, Commits to Near Real-Time Publication Going Forward The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has improved public access to certain reports submitted by chemical companies in ChemView, the Agency’s web application for public access to non-confidential business information (non-CBI) on chemicals regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), including new chemical notices and notices of substantial risk. EPA has published in ChemView previously unpublished new chemical notices received under TSCA section

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Inert Ingredients in Pesticides for Organic Production

CPDA would like to make you aware of the recent announcement for your review. Please be advised that CPDA is working internally on a coordinated response from CPDA members.  We will have additional information provided to you next week.  Please advise if you have any comments in the meantime.     The USDA National Organic Program has previewed an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR), expected to be published sometime today (September 2nd) and seeks input from public/stakeholders

EPA Releases Preliminary Data for 2021 Toxics Release Inventory Reporting

EPA Releases Preliminary Data for 2021 Toxics Release Inventory Reporting Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published preliminary Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data about chemical releases, chemical waste management, and pollution prevention activities that took place during 2021 at more than 20,000 federal and industrial facilities across the country. General Information on the 2021 Preliminary Data The 2021 preliminary data are for substances included on the TRI list of chemicals. These data were reported by facilities in certain industry sectors, including

EPA Finalizes Biological Evaluations Assessing Potential Effects of Three Neonicotinoid Pesticides on Endangered Species

EPA Finalizes Biological Evaluations Assessing Potential Effects of Three Neonicotinoid Pesticides on Endangered Species EPA has released its final biological evaluations (BEs) for clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam, part of a group of insecticides known as neonicotinoids, and its responses to comments received on the draft BEs. These neonicotinoids are used on a variety of crops, turf, and ornamentals, and for other residential and commercial indoor and outdoor uses. In these BEs, EPA evaluated clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam to determine whether they may

EPA Supports New Funding Opportunity from the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative for Pesticide Safety in Agricultural Communities

EPA Supports New Funding Opportunity from the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative for Pesticide Safety in Agricultural Communities May 31, 2022 Through a cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) is making $200,000 in funding available for 2022-2023 to non-profit organizations for community-based projects. These grants will help fund efforts supporting the health and safety of farmworkers, agricultural pesticide handlers, their families and communities.  Read more…….