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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.

EPA Authorizes Emergency Exemptions for Residual Antiviral Surface Coating for Oklahoma and Arkansas

This original announcement was published by the EPA on January 21, 2021. Click here for more information.    Today, EPA announced emergency exemptions for the states of Oklahoma and Arkansas allowing them to permit the use of SurfaceWise2, a residual antiviral surface coating, in American Airlines airport facilities and planes. SurfaceWise2 is already in use in American […]

EPA Approves Emergency Exemption for Antiviral Air Treatment

This original announcement was published by the EPA on January 16, 2020. Click here for more information.   Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced approval of an emergency exemption request for use of Grignard Pure, as an additional tool in limited use situations to aid in the fight against COVID-19. EPA is issuing an emergency exemption for Grignard Pure to be used in certain […]

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EPA Takes Action to Investigate PFAS Contamination

This original announcement was published by the EPA on January 15, 2020. Click here for more information.   As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) extensive efforts to address PFAS, today the agency is making new information available about EPA testing that shows PFAS contamination from fluorinated containers. Through a coordinated effort with both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a pesticide manufacturer, the agency has determined that fluorinated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) […]

In Mississippi, Administrator Wheeler Announces Multi-Million-Dollar Initiative Dedicated to Sustainable Pest Control in Agriculture

This original announcement was published by the EPA on January 11, 2021. Click here for more information.    Today, at an event with the Mississippi Farm Bureau, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a $2 million dollar initiative that encourages smart, sensible, and sustainable pest control in agriculture. Administrator Wheeler was also […]

EPA Proposes to Codify Certain Pesticide Product Performance Requirements

This original announcement was published by the EPA on January 8, 2021. Click here for more information.   Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to codify product performance data requirements for products claiming efficacy against certain pests to increase the efficiency of the agency’s approval process and save registrants time and money. Product […]