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EPA Seeks Nominations to Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened nominations in the Federal Register to serve on it’s Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) and Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS).  To be considered for appointment qualified nominees most hold elected or appointed positions with local, tribal, state or territorial governments.   The SCAS has been in place since 1996 […]

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COVID Stimulus Package Expected to Pass House, Onto the Senate

Later today the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.” The package mirrors the first portion of President Biden’s “Rescue” & “Recovery” plan he introduced the week he was inaugurated. The package is being moved quickly through Congress to extend key […]

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EPA Reissues NPDES Permits Set to Expire in October

In January, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Pesticide General Permit for Point Source Discharges From the Application of Pesticides; Reissue. 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 published draft general […]

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EPA Announces Comment Extension for Glyphosate Evaluation

Earlier this week, EPA announced that they were extending the deadline for comments on the Draft Biological Evaluation for the herbicide glyphosate until mid-March. As part of the re-registration process, EPA must take into consideration requirements contained in the Endangered Species Act in addition to those contained in FIFRA. The document itself is in excess […]

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NALP Submits Comments to EPA in Support of Insecticide Re-Registration

NALP staff continues in its quest to ensure that member’s opinions are heard by EPA regulators as they continue on their quest to re-register all pesticide products by the end of 2022 – a tough row to hoe considering the number of registered pesticides in the United States. This past week, NALP submitted comments to EPA relative to the insecticide […]

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EPA Releases Draft Guidance on Plant Biostimulants – Seeks Comments

Last week, EPA released another in a series of documents that will ultimately conclude with guidance on plant regulator substances including the many biostimulant products on the market.   “Plant biostimulants are increasingly being used by farmers to increase agriculture productivity,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Alexandra Dapolito Dunn. “When finalized, our Plant Biostimulants Guidance will provide sought-after certainty […]

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NALP Submitting Commentary On Active Ingredients to EPA

NALP staff will be submitting comments over the weekend to the EPA on two important herbicides that are in the process of periodic reregistration by the agency. The herbicide triclopyr is an important tool for professional applicators who struggle with tough to control weeds such as ground ivy and violet, while the preemergent herbicide dithiopyr is a mainstay of springtime grassy weed control applications […]

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EPA Pesticide Policy Dialog Committee Meets

The semi-annual meeting of the PPDC occurred virtually this week. This committee is made up of pesticide stakeholders across the political spectrum and serves as a forum for EPA to discuss topical issues. This week, the PPDC tackled pesticide resistance management, emerging agricultural technology, the agency’s efforts to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, emerging pathogens, and […]

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EPA Releases Updated List of Pests of Significant Health Importance

EPA last week released an updated list of pests of significant health importance in conjunction with the CDC and USDA with an eye towards developing programs to control these pests through chemical, biological or other means. This release updates the original version of the list released in 2002 and includes several new pests such as […]

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NALP Meets With Pollinator Protection Group

On Monday, NALP’s Bob Mann joined representatives from RISE, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of American and the National Pest Management Association in discussing pollinator protection efforts with the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign’s Pesticide Education Task Force.  NAPPC is comprised of academics, government officials, and other stakeholders that work towards pollinator conservation across the […]

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