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EPA Expands Public Access to Pesticide Risk Decisions

2:13 PM MDT | October 13, 2009 | KARA SISSELL

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 more transparent. The expanded process applies to pesticide active ingredients and first food uses, first outdoor uses, and first residential uses. “This new process will give the public greater opportunity to participate and understand decisions about new pesticides,” says Steve Owens, EPA assistant administrator/office of prevention, pesticides and toxic substances. “The...

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