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January 4, 2010
EPA has issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) seeking comment pesticide manufacturers and other stakeholders on a range of issues related to the agency’s plans...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/EPA-Advanced-Rule-Notice-Seeks-Input-on-Inert-Pesticide-Ingredient-Disclosure_23866.html
November 23, 2009
White House Office of Management and Budget director Peter Orzag says OMB supports EPA’s sole authority to make scientific decisions for the endocrine disruptor screening program...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/White-House-Affirms-EPAs-Sole-Authority-on-Endocrine-Program-Decisions_22944.html
November 19, 2009
The major growth factor for the biopesticides market is the escalating demand for chemical free crops by end users and supermarkets, report says....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Biopesticide-Market-to-Exceed-$1-Billion-by-2015_22865.html
November 18, 2009
A report on the impact of genetically modified (GM) crops after the first 13 years of commercial use in the U.S. finds that GM crops have increased overall pesticide use 318.4 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Report-GM-Crops-Increase-Pesticide-Use-Weed-Resistance_22862.html
November 9, 2009
FMC says it plans to take legal action against EPA after the agency denied FMC an administrative hearing on its May 2009 decision to revoke of all carbofuran food tolerances in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/FMC-to-Challenge-EPA-Decision-on-Carbofuran_22652.html
November 2, 2009
FMC, the sole U.S. manufacturer of carbofuran, says it plans to take legal action against EPA after being denied an administrative hearing on the agency's May 2009 decision to revoke of all carbofuran food tolerances in the U.S....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/EPA-Denies-FMC-Hearing-Over-Carbofuran-Ban_22522.html
October 26, 2009
A study released yesterday by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS; Research Triangle Park, NC) has identified a possible link between household insecticides...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/U-S-Study-Links-Household-Insecticides-and-Autoimmune-Diseases_22320.html
October 26, 2009
Representative Edward Markey (D., MA) has asked officials at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to explain the basis for their recent endocrine directive to EPA, saying it “may have the unintended consequence of preventing EPA from obtaining the very information it needs to make informed decisions.” Markey suggests that existing data could downplay potential "low dose" health effects, and has asked OMB to respond to six detailed queries about their decisionmaking process by November 12....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Markey-Challenges-OMB-on-Endocrine-Directive_22317.html
October 16, 2009
EPA says it will sign off on two Federal Register notices that will start the regulatory clock for industry’s obligations under the agency’s Endocrine Disruptor Screening...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/EPA-Signs-Off-on-Endocrine-Test-Orders_22150.html
October 12, 2009
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has advised EPA to use existing data “to the greatest extent possible” to meet the agency’s upcoming data collection requirements for its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). Industry sees that advice as a welcome sign from the Obama administration that it may be reasonably flexible in allowing industry to use existing data to fulfill the program’s requirements....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/White-House-Signals-Flexibility-on-Endocrine-Rules_22005.html
October 5, 2009
Additional limitations on chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion softened from "arbitrary" and disruptive recommendations issued by the National Marine Fisheries Services, producer says....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/EPA-Announces-New-Pesticide-Restrictions-Updated_21357.html
September 28, 2009
EPA officials say they will soon send out test orders for manufacturers or registrants of 67 substances targeted for testing under the agency’s endocrine disrupter screening program....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/EPA-to-Issue-Test-Orders-for-Endocrine-Screening-Program_21703.html
September 17, 2009
EPA says it plans to place additional limitations on pesticides chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion - including the establishment  buffer zones and application limitations - to protect salmon and steelhead in California, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.  New labels "could be available" by the 2010 spring growing season, EPA says....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/EPA-Restricts-Organophosphates_21379.html
September 17, 2009
A report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC; Washington) detailing excessive levels of atrazine in some U.S. groundwater has opened the door to a flood of criticism about the herbicide not seen since 2003, when EPA approved a controversial system for monitoring atrazine that is managed primarily by industry....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/U-S-Lawmakers-to-Scrutinize-EPA-Monitoring-of-Atrazine_21371.html
September 15, 2009
The herbicide is labeled for use against broadleaf weeds, including those that have become glyphosate-tolerant, BASF says....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/BASF-Herbicide-Gains-EPA-Approval_21390.html
December 31, 1969
A federal appeals court has invalidated U.S. EPA’s 2003 approval of the Bayer insecticide spirotetramat in the U.S. The court determined that regulators had not followed procedures...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Court-Ruling-Suspends-Spirotetramat-Sales_25684.html
December 31, 1969
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week began the first in a series of workshops exploring potential antitrust violations in the U.S...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/U-S-Begins-Inquiry-into-Ag-Antritrust_25417.html
December 31, 1969
EPA’s decision to review atrazine for possible adverse human health effects is part of the normal course of a pesticide’s re-registration, says Syngenta, the U.S.’s largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Syngenta-EPAs-Atrazine-Review-is-Part-of-Routine-Re-registration-Process_22004.html
December 31, 1969
EPA says it will allow the public to review and comment on risk assessments and proposed registration decisions for pesticides, an effort aimed at making the scientific review process...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/EPA-Expands-Public-Access-to-Pesticide-Risk-Decisions_22010.html
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