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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
November 17, 2010
EPA has released a list of 134 substances that it proposes to screen for potential endocrine disrupting effects. The agency also has proposed draft policies that it will use to order...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/EPAs-Proposed-Endocrine-List-Has-Potential-Upside-for-Certain-Company-Stocks_30982.html
September 27, 2010
Pesticide manufacturers’ group CropLife America recently testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee about U.S. EPA’s oversight of pesticide regulations, asking that the agency be put back on “a path to a more productive dialogue.” The industry has recently seen “serious deviations from the regular order, transparency, and scientific integrity of EPA’s pesticide review process.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Pesticide-Industry-Questions-EPAs-Role-in-NPDES-Permit-Debate_29819.html
September 13, 2010
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has denied American Vanguard’s (Amvac; Newport Beach, CA) petition for temporary relief from a stop sale order U.S. EPA issued...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Court-Rejects-Amvac-Petition-on-EPAs-Fungicide-Stop-Sale-Order_29451.html
September 7, 2010
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has denied American Vanguard’s (Amvac; Newport Beach, CA) petition for  temporary relief from a stop sale order U.S. EPA...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Court-Denies-Amvac-Fungicide-Petition_29284.html
September 3, 2010
Bayer says the new herbicide could bring in more than €150 million ($193 million) in revenue....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Bayer-CropScience-Herbicide-Approved-in-U-S-_29247.html
August 17, 2010
Bayer CropScience has agreed to terminate all uses of the pesticide aldicarb in the U.S., EPA says. Bayer will cease production of aldicarb by December 31, 2014 and terminate all uses...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Bayer-EPA-Agree-on-U-S-Aldicarb-Phaseout_28832.html
August 16, 2010
Senators Blanche Lincoln (D., AR) and Saxby Chabliss (R., GA) have introduced legislation that would amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) to stipulate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Legislation-Would-Reverse-Pivotal-Pesticide-Permitting-Ruling_28812.html
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