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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 Announces Plan for Pet Incident Reporting and Releases Proposed Interim Decisions for Four Pesticides

This original announcement was published by the EPA on August 3, 2021. Click here for more information.   The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing its plan collect pet incident data on four pesticides used in a variety of agricultural and non-agricultural settings, including in residential pet products. These pesticides are MGK-264, piperonyl butoxide (PBO), pyrethrins, and […]

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EPA Finalizes New, Stronger Safety Measures for Pesticide Paraquat

This original announcement was published by the EPA on August 2, 2021. Click here for more information.   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing the interim decision (ID) for the pesticide paraquat dichloride (paraquat) finalizing new, stronger safety measures to reduce exposure. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) requires the agency to periodically re-evaluate pesticides through registration review to […]

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EPA Proposes Registration of New Nematicide Active Ingredient

This original announcement was published on July 23, 2021. Click here for more information.   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking comments on its proposal to register the new pesticide active ingredient fluazaindolizine for agricultural use. Fluazaindolizine is a sulfonamide nematicide that EPA expects will play a role in resistance management and integrated […]

EPA Offers Virtual Training for Pesticide Applicators in Indian Country

This original message was published by the EPA on July 16, 2021. Click here for more information.    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering a free, two-day training webinar on August 11-12, 2021, to certify participants as private applicators of restricted-use pesticides (RUPs) in Indian country under the EPA Plan for the Federal Certification of Applicators of Restricted Use […]

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Comment Period Extended for Draft Risk Assessments and Proposed Mitigation Measures for Sulfuryl Fluoride

This original announcement was published by the EPA on July 15, 2021. Click here for more information.   EPA has extended the public comment period for the draft risk assessments and proposed mitigation measures for sulfuryl flouride. Comments are now due by September 23, 2021 and should be submitted to docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0136 at www.regulations.gov. For the registration review […]