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January 30, 2012
The European Parliament approved earlier this month a proposal for new legislation to harmonize the various regulations for biocides in the European Union (EU). The new Biocidal...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/EU-Approves-New-Biocides-Regulations_40892.html
January 25, 2012
The U.S. National Research Council has detailed a plan the U.S. should follow for assessing the safety of nanomaterials in anticipation of its their increased use in a wide variety of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/U-S-Science-Academy-Issues-Five-Year-Nanomaterials-Research-Plan_40753.html
November 23, 2011
Crops thought to be unaffected by a widely-used herbicide may in fact need more water or nutrients to grow, according to a Department of Energy-funded study recently published in The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Study-Finds-24-D-May-Increase-Crops-Water-Nutrient-Needs_39306.html
October 27, 2011
American Vanguard (Amvac; Newport Beach, CA) says it has licensed the rights to develop crop protection products based on two Summerdale Inc.’s (Verona, WI) patents covering...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Amvac-Looking-to-Expand-Biopesticide-Portfolio_38605.html
October 24, 2011
DuPont and  biopesticide firm AgraQuest (Davis, CA) say they have agreed to jointly develop and distribute a biofungicide based on AgraQuest’s Bacillus pumilus strain QST...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/DuPont-AgraQuest-Partner-on-Biofungicide_38465.html
October 19, 2011
Crop fungal infection Koppert Biological Systems (Berkel en Rodenrijs, the Netherlands), a leader in biological crop protection, says it has been granted exclusive rights to Bayer...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Bayer-CropScience-Signs-Biofungicide-Deal-With-Koppert_38395.html
September 28, 2011
Monsanto says it has acquired Beeologics (Miami), a developer of naturally-occuring products that control pests and promote health for beneficial insects such as bees....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Monsanto-Buys-Bee-Health-Firm_37915.html
September 15, 2011
The U.S. EPA is considering a petition by an environmental group seeking a ban on atrazine, according to a notice the agency posted in the Federal Register. Public comments are due...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/EPA-Seeks-Comment-on-Petition-to-Ban-Atrazine_37625.html
August 19, 2011
American Vanguard (Amvac; Newport Beach, CA) scored a victory this week when the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated EPA’s stop sale order on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Court-Reverses-EPA-Stop-Sale-Order-on-Amvacs-PCNB-Fungicide_37018.html
August 11, 2011
DuPont will recall the herbicide Imprelis from distributors and customers after complaints citing widespread damage to trees. The active ingredient in Imprelis, aminocyclopyrachlor, received conditional approval from EPA last October, but customers recently began notifying DuPont and EPA that the herbicide appears to cause extensive damage to mature trees including Norway spruce and white pines. EPA followed DuPont's announcement with a "stop sale" order, directing DuPont to "immediately halt the sale, use or distribution of Imprelis" to ensure the recall conforms with statutory requirements....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/DuPont-Imprelis-Recall-Followed-by-EPA-Stop-Sale-Order_36851.html
August 5, 2011
DuPont will recall the herbicide Imprelis from distributors and customers after complaints citing widespread damage to trees, according to correspondence between DuPont and EPA. The active ingredient in Imprelis, aminocyclopyrachlor, received conditional approval from EPA last October, but customers recently began notifying DuPont and EPA that the herbicide appears to cause extensive damage to mature trees including Norway spruce and white pines....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/DuPont-Agrees-to-Recall-Herbicide-After-Reports-of-Tree-Damage_36742.html
August 1, 2011
China is planning to revise its regulation on pesticides, in order to improve the safety of agricultural products, government officials say. The legislative affairs office of the State...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/China-Steps-Up-Scrutiny-of-Pesticide-Safety-and-Effectiveness_36572.html
July 19, 2011
Environmental groups have increased pressure on California lawmakers to rescind approval of methyl iodide, an alternative to the fumigant methyl bromide that EPA approved in 2007 but...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Activists-Campaign-to-Block-Use-of-Methyl-Iodide-in-California_36231.html
May 31, 2011
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined a petition by FMC and several industry groups which had appealed to the high court for a review of EPA's decision restricting carbofuran, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/U-S-High-Court-Declines-to-Hear-FMCs-Appeal-on-Carbofuran_35195.html
May 12, 2011
The Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) agreement, outlined by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD; Paris), ensures that the results of non-clinical safety tests done on chemicals and chemical products, such as industrial chemicals and pesticides, do not have to be generated for  second time, OECD says....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Brazil-Joins-OECD-Chemical-Data-Program_34798.html
April 11, 2011
The United Nations has recommended adding several pesticides and industrial chemicals to the UN “watch list.”  The listing is part of the Rotterdam Convention on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/UN-Proposes-Six-Substances-for-Watch-List-Status_33952.html
April 11, 2011
U.S. lawmakers recently passed legislation that would eliminate pesticide permitting requirements stemming from a court ruling in the lawsuit National Cotton Council v. EPA. The court ruling requires pesticide users to obtain National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for pesticide applications “to, over or near water” even if those applications are already permitted under a separate law, industry representatives say. The House's Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act would amend the relevant laws to eliminate the permitting requirement. A similar bill was recently introduced in the Senate....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/U-S-House-Passes-Bill-to-Reverse-NPDES-Permit-Ruling_33968.html
April 8, 2011
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http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/UN-Recommends-Six-Substances-for-Watch-List-Status_33951.html
January 17, 2011
Bayer CropScience says it will shut down carbamate-based insecticide production units at Institute, WV, as well as a related formulations facility at Woodbine, GA. The closures will...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Bayer-to-Shutter-U-S-Carbamate-Units_32176.html
December 8, 2010
California's Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) says  it will register methyl iodide, a fumigant pesticide on California's list of cancer-causing chemicals, with the "most stringent restrictions in the nation."...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/California-OKs-Methyl-Iodide_31425.html
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