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…….    

EPA Proposes Rule on Certain Confidential Business Information Claims, Reaching Another TSCA milestone

EPA Proposes Rule on Certain Confidential Business Information Claims, Reaching Another TSCA milestone April 10, 2019 Contact Information Press Office (press@epa.gov) WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing a proposed rule for public comment on the procedures for companies to substantiate certain claims of confidentiality for chemical identities and how the agency will review those claims. The proposed rule is intended to ensure that when a company has claimed the identity of a chemical as confidential business information (CBI)

EPA Seeks Public Comment on Measures to Address Human Health and Ecological Risks Posed by Diuron

EPA Seeks Public Comment on Measures to Address Human Health and Ecological Risks Posed by Diuron The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing the proposed interim decision (PID) for the pesticide diuron. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) requires EPA to review pesticides every 15 years to ensure that risk assessments reflect the best available science, and to ensure that registered products in the marketplace do not present unreasonable adverse effects to human health and the

EPA Finalizes Certain Pesticide Product Performance Data Requirements to Improve Clarity and Reduce Burden for Registrants

EPA Finalizes Certain Pesticide Product Performance Data Requirements to Improve Clarity and Reduce Burden for Registrants Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced final product performance data requirements for products claiming efficacy against certain pests. This action officially incorporates EPA’s product performance standards requirements for certain invertebrate pests into the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), increases the efficiency of the Agency’s approval process, and saves registrants time and money. Product performance standards make it easier for pesticide registrants to know

EPA Expands Use of Enlist Products to 134 Additional Counties for the 2022 Growing Season

EPA Expands Use of Enlist Products to 134 Additional Counties for the 2022 Growing Season Following the thorough review of a proposed label amendment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the use of Enlist One and Enlist Duo in 134 additional counties, providing growers with additional weed management options for the 2022 growing season. Today’s action is an example of EPA’s commitment to working with stakeholders when new information becomes available to make regulatory decisions that reflect

Go Back to the Basics for Top Performance from Herbicides

Go back to the basics for top performance from herbicides. Tom J Bechman | Mar 02, 2022 Expect herbicides to cost more this year, with some hard to find. How can you still ensure top performance from every dollar spent on herbicides? Fred Whitford, director of Purdue Pesticide Programs, assembled a series of helpful publications. Here’s a brief look at three key areas….Read More

EPA Posts Draft Revised Biological Opinion for Malathion, Chlorpyrifos, and Diazinon for Public Comment

EPA Posts Draft Revised Biological Opinion for Malathion, Chlorpyrifos, and Diazinon for Public Comment Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is posting and seeking public comment on the National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) draft revised biological opinion (BiOp) for malathion, chlorpyrifos, and diazinon, three organophosphate insecticides commonly used to control foliage and soil insect pests…. Read More