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Comments Submitted in Response to the Proposed Rule on Pesticides; Policies Concerning Products Containing Nanoscale Materials

The Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA" or "Agency") solicits public comments about what procedures it should use to obtain more information on the use of nanoscale ingredients in pesticide products. 76 Fed. Reg. 35383 (June 17, 2011, hereinafter "Proposed Rule"). The...

Certain Pesticides Fail New U.S. EPA Screening Guide for Volatilization Risks

By Steven M. Siros The U.S. EPA has released its draft " Human Health Bystander Screening Level Analysis: Volatilization Risks of Conventional Pesticides" . This screening guide is intended to provide a mechanism for evaluating exposure risks as a result of the volatilization of conventional...

EPA Targets 72 Inert Pesticide Ingredients for Removal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a Federal Register Notice proposing to remove 72 chemicals from the list of currently approved inert pesticide ingredients under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 7 U.S.C. § 136 et seq , [ enhanced version available...