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Year: 2021

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Glyphosate Update

Over the last several weeks there have been some significant updates concerning litigation involving glyphosate. NALP would like to take this opportunity to provide some updates and context for what this means for the landscape industry. Glyphosate Settlement   Bayer and Attorneys representing a class of petitioners reached a second agreement to settle pending litigation involving […]

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Senate Committee Holds Hearings on Biden Nominations for Key Positions at EPA and Interior

On May 12th, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) held a hearing on the nominations of Shannon Estenoz to be Assistant Secretary of Fish and Wildlife and Parks of the Department of Interior, Radhika Fox to be Assistant Administrator for Water of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Michal Freedhoff to be Assistant Administrator […]

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EPA to Review Waters of the U.S.

In January, shortly after President Biden was inaugurated, he released a list of rules promulgated during the Trump administration that will be closely reviewed and scrutinized.    As expected, the Trump Administration’s re-write of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule from the Obama administration was on this list.      The definition of what actually is a WOTUS […]

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EPA Pesticide Policy Dialog Committee Meets

The biannual meeting of the EPA’s PPDC was held virtually, hopefully for the last time, this past Wednesday and Thursday. This unique group is made up of stakeholders across the entire spectrum of opinions on pesticide use, from pesticide manufacturers to environmentalist groups who come together to hear updates from staff at the Office of Pesticide Programs and to work towards […]

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Court Rules on Chlorpyrifos Risks or Ban It, Ninth Circuit Tells EPA

The EPA has 60 days to either write a new rule to allow for the safe use of chlorpyrifos or halt all food residue tolerances of the insecticide, which would effectively ban most uses of it, according to a ruling handed down by a federal court on Thursday. READ MORE

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NALP Participates in Labels Live event with EPA

Over 240 people attended an informative live presentation targeting EPA officials at the Office of Pesticide Programs on Thursday afternoon as part of the Crop Life/RISE annual Regulatory Conference. NALP’s Bob Mann spoke on the topic of Turfgrass Benefits Reimagined in an Era of Climate Change. Engaging with EPA to articulate lawn and landscape industry […]

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NALP Joins with Industry Allies in Urging Biostimulant Reforms to USDA and EPA

Plant biostimulants are agricultural products that improve natural plant nutritional processes, which can result in improved plant health; tolerance to abiotic and other environmental stresses; and improved overall growth, quality, and yield of crops. In doing so, biostimulant products can increase the uptake and utilization of existing and applied nutrients, thus reducing the potential for off-farm nutrient runoff into […]

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EPA Soliciting Commitments on Modifications to Petition Process for Minimum Risk Pesticides

“The Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting public comments and suggestions about the petition process for exemptions regarding pesticides from registration and other requirements under FIFRA, where the pesticides are determined to be of a character unnecessary to be subject to regulation. EPA is considering streamlining the petition process and revisions to how they evaluate the […]

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NALP Submits NPDES Comments to EPA

Last week, NALP submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Action on the Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges from the Application of Pesticides (EPA-HQ-OW-2020-0005).  The NPDES general permit is required by federal law to be renewed on a five year cycle, with the current general permit expiring on October 31, 2021.  The […]

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NALP submits comments on Glyphosate Biological Evaluation

As part of the ongoing reregistration process for all pesticide products in the United States, and in this case for the herbicide glyphosate specifically, NALP submitted comments on EPA’s recently released draft biological evaluation report. In our comments, we articulated our concern that the assumptions used by EPA in deriving their conclusions do not comport […]

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