Senior leaders in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention altered or omitted key evidence in approving dicamba for use in 2018, leading to a federal appeal court’s vacating of the registrations, according to the agency's internal watchdog.
The Environmental Protection Agency wants to work with state pesticide regulators on its review of dicamba herbicides, as the registration deadline approaches for new formulations that have been the subject of thousands of drift damage complaints.
Democratic senators led by New Mexico's Tom Udall want answers from EPA on chlorpyrifos and farmworker protections from pesticides before they'll agree to let a bill move forward reauthorizing the fee-based pesticide registration system that provides about a third of the funding for EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 22, 2017 - The crop protection industry is applauding the House of Representatives’ passage Tuesday of a bill assessing fees on pesticide registration requests to help fund the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pesticide Programs.