The Environmental Protection Agency has until 2022 to reevaluate the registration for chlorpyrifos, but the leader of the agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention doesn’t expect it to take that long.
A California Senate bill calling for a complete ban on the broad-spectrum pesticide chlorpyrifos passed the Health committee yesterday by a vote of 5-1, with three members abstaining, and will now be heard in the committee for Environmental Quality.
EPA will make a decision about whether to revoke food tolerances for chlorpyrifos within 90 days of receiving an order from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, a Justice Department lawyer promised a 9th Circuit panel during oral arguments Tuesday.
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation should list chlorpyrifos as a toxic air contaminant, a state scientific panel has recommended following review of a comprehensive risk assessment of the widely used insecticide.
The Senate has unanimously passed a bill to reauthorize the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act, which allows the Environmental Protection Agency to charge fees for pesticide registration that fund about one-third of the operations of the Office of Pesticide Programs.