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This section of the webpage contains information regarding pesticide safety issues of significant interest or impact for PSEPs, or the stakeholders they serve. Information is archived for future reference.

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EPA Proposes New Mitigation Measures for Rodenticides, Including Pilot for Protecting Endangered Species

This original announcement was published by the EPA on November 29, 2022. Click here for more information. EPA Proposes New Mitigation Measures for Rodenticides, Including Pilot for Protecting Endangered Species Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new measures to protect human health and the environment for 11 rodenticides, including measures to reduce potential […]

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EPA Approves Stronger Plans for Certification of Pesticide Applicators

This original announcement was published by EPA on November 22, 2022. Click here for more information! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved 13 state and federal agency certification plans that comply with the improved federal standards to enhance worker safety under the 2017 Certification of Pesticide Applicators (CPA) rule. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide […]

EPA Advances Early Pesticides Protections for Endangered Species, Increases Regulatory Certainty for Agriculture

This original announcement was published by the EPA on November 16, 2022. Click here for more information.   Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an Endangered Species Act (ESA) Workplan Update that outlines major steps to increase protections for wildlife and regulatory certainty for pesticide users. The Workplan Update details how EPA will pursue protections […]

EPA Adds Chitosan to the List of Active Ingredients Eligible for Minimum Risk Pesticide Exemption

This original announcement was published by the EPA on November 9, 2022. Click here for more information.   Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule adding chitosan (Poly-D-Glucosamine), a naturally occurring substance found in the cell walls of all crustaceans, most fungi, and the exoskeletons of most insects, to its minimum risk pesticide exemption list. In […]

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EPA Provides Annual Notification of Updates to the Environmental Chemistry Methods Index for Monitoring Pesticide Residues

This original announcement was published by the EPA on October 28, 2022. Click here for more information!   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing an annual summary of additions to the Environmental Chemistry Methods (ECM) Index made during FY 2022. The ECM Index is a list which currently includes 889 analytical methods for monitoring pesticide residues, […]