pesticide regulation News

  • James V. Aidala will speak at Pesticide Regulation Conference

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is pleased to announce that James V. Aidala will be speaking at the November 3-4, 2009, Pesticide Regulation Conference in Crystal City, Virginia. The conference will feature keynote talks by Steve Owens, the Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances, and Debbie Edwards, Director of the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA awards over $697,000 to regulate pesticides (AR, OK)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded nearly $700,000 to Arkansas and Oklahoma to administer their state’s pesticide regulatory program. The projects will help fund different pesticide programs within the states. The programs include: enforcement, applicator certification, worker protection standards, pesticides in water, endangered species and implementation of the new ...

  • EPA Takes Action To Bring Suffolk County Company into Compliance with Pesticides Regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with Air Techniques, Inc. of Melville, New York, to settle violations of federal law governing pesticides. The company, which sell wholesale cleaners and a surface disinfectant that are used to clean instruments, equipment and surfaces in dental offices and medical facilities, sold unregistered pesticides and imported pesticides ...

  • EU agriculture ministers discuss proposals for strict pesticides regulation

    At the meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, chaired by Slovenian Agriculture Minister Iztok Jarc, EU Ministers discussed the proposal for a Regulation concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market. Mr Jarc gave a report on the progress achieved by the Slovenian Presidency on this dossier, and returned the dossier to the working level. The Ministers also discussed ...

  • New rules for pesticides in the EU

    On 23 June, the Agriculture Council agreed a common position on new rules for placing plant protection products on the market in the EU. The objective is to increase protection for human health and the environment and improve the functioning of the internal market. The new regulation will retain the two-tier nature of the present system. Active substances will continue to be approved at EU level ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • MEPs approve pesticides legislation

    The European Parliament has approved new EU pesticides legislation which will increase the number of pesticides available in Member States, while in due course banning the use of certain dangerous chemicals in these products. Measures to ensure the safer use of pesticides in daily life will also be introduced. Voting at second reading on the basis of agreements reached with the Council in ...


    By European Parliament

  • Florida Pesticide Producer to Pay $1.7 Million Penalty for Selling Misbranded Pesticides

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Harrell’s LLC, a pesticide producer based in Lakeland, Fla., has agreed to pay $1,736,560 in civil penalties for allegedly distributing and selling misbranded pesticides and other violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The penalty is one of the largest ever for an enforcement case ...

  • EPA Identifies Misbranded Pesticide at Kansas City, Kan., Pesticide Distributor

    Auto-Chlor System, LLC, a pesticide registrant and distributor headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., has agreed to pay a $6,750 civil penalty to the United States to settle allegations related to the sale and distribution of a misbranded pesticide. The violation occurred at a dealer facility located at 310 Kansas Ave. in Kansas City, Kan. According to a consent agreement and final order filed in ...

  • Towards safer and reduced usage of pesticides

    For several years the use of pesticides has been a major policy issue at both European and national level. Consumers have shown concern over possible harmful effects to human health and the environment, and policy makers have reacted by revising existing policy and creating new policy. In March of this year the European Commission completed a review of existing pesticides on the market before ...

  • EPA reaches title VI civil rights agreement with the california department of pesticide regulation

    Today, the U.S. EPA took an important step in protecting civil rights and working for environmental justice by entering into an agreement with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) to resolve a civil rights complaint filed in 1999 under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI). Title VI prohibits intentional discrimination and discriminatory effects on the basis of ...

  • CropLife America Study Finds U.S. Agricultural Exports Threatened by EU Pesticide Regulation

    CropLife America on Thursday released a new report that finds more than 40 percent of U.S. agricultural commodity exports, including soybeans, could be blocked by upcoming changes in the European ...

  • Pesticide drift is persistent problem for farmers

    The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor's corn field onto the asparagus on Andrew and Melissa Dunham's central Iowa farm cast a shadow over their organic vegetable business. They say the costs from the incident and resulting loss of organic certification on their asparagus patch for three years will reach about $74,000, and they're now working with the sprayer's insurance company. ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Announces Settlement of Three Pesticides Enforcement Actions

    The Environmental Protection Agency announced three enforcement actions against Missouri pesticides distributors for violations related to sales or distribution of unregistered and misbranded pesticides. All three cases involved the sale and distribution of plant growth regulators, which are regulated as pesticides by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). FIFRA defines ...

  • EPA Settles with Hydrofarm, Inc. for Selling Unregistered Pesticides

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a settlement with Hydrofarm, Inc. for selling two unregistered pesticides in violation of federal pesticide law. As part of the settlement, the Petaluma, Calif.-based Hydrofarm, Inc., one of the nation’s largest distributors of agricultural and hydroponic supplies, has agreed to pay $316,000 in fines and has stopped selling both ...

  • EPA requires Syngenta to label pesticides accurately

    Syngenta Crop Protection, a pesticide manufacturer based in Greensboro, N.C., has corrected pesticide labeling violations stemming from incorrect labels it gave to a pesticide distributor in Tangent, Oregon, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Syngenta has agreed to pay a penalty of $50,100. “Mislabeled pesticides are dangerous because they may display ...

  • Potentially Dangerous Pesticide Approved for Use in California

    LA Testing provides environmental and air testing services to ensure indoor and outdoor surroundings are safe for people. Earlier this month California regulators approved the controversial pesticide, methyl iodide, for use on fruits and vegetables across the state.  Methyl iodide is replacing methyl bromide, which is a potent neurotoxin and one of a number of chemicals that have been found ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New marijuana industry wrestles with pesticides and safety

    Microscopic bugs and mildew can destroy a marijuana operation faster than any police raid. And because the crop has been illegal for so long, neither growers nor scientists have any reliable research to help fight the infestations. As legal marijuana moves from basements and backwoods to warehouses and commercial fields, the mold and spider mites that once ruined only a few plants at a time can ...


    By Associated Press

  • North East Farmer to Lead Pesticide Scheme

    A well known North-east farmer has been chosen to spearhead a scheme to ensure that pesticides are used correctly across farms. Andrew Moir, who farms Thornton Mains near Laurencekirk, has been selected to chair the Voluntary Initiative in Scotland which will encourage the responsible use of plant protection products, as well as working in conjunction with politicians and the agri-chemical ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • EPA summarizes pesticide enforcement priorities for 2012

    On November 8, 2011, CropLife America and the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know Committee convened a program entitled "What's New, What's Hot in Pesticide Law and Policy." Rosemarie Kelley, Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Civil Enforcement's Waste and ...


    By Acta Group

  • Do Pesticides in the Home Increase the Likelihood of Childhood Cancers?

    LA Testing provides pesticide testing services to ensure indoor and outdoor environments are safe for children and building occupants. Garden Grove, CA, September 15th, 2010 A new study published in the journal Therapeutic Drug Monitoring reports a potential connection between organophosphate pesticides and lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).  Organophosphate ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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