June, 2013 CHEM
EPA MAKES EMERGENCY EXEMPTED AND SPECIAL LOCAL NEEDS PESTICIDE PRODUCTS AVAILABLE IN INDIAN COUNTRY NATIONWIDE
On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe finalized a program to allow growers in Indian country nationwide to use certain registered pesticide products not currently available for use in Indian country to combat pests in emergency situations or when there is a special local need.
Under federal pesticide law, tribes and farmers in Indian country do not explicitly have access to the benefits of pesticide emergency exemptions or special local needs registrations (state-specific registrations). Pest control products permitted under these circumstances may be especially useful when growers in a particular region identify a pest problem that federally registered products do not currently alleviate. Lack of availability of these products denies access for growers and public health officials in Indian country to the same pest control tools that are available elsewhere in the United States.
1 EPA MAKES EMERGENCY EXEMPTED AND SPECIAL LOCAL NEEDS PESTICIDE PRODUCTS AVAILABLE IN INDIAN COUNTRY NATIONWIDE
2 WAL-MART PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES AND CIVIL VIOLATIONS
4 USDA DELAYS DEREGULATION OF RESISTANT CROP VARIETIES 6 UNAUTHORIZED ROUNDUP READY WHEAT "VOLUNTEERS" FOUND ON FARM IN OREGON 7 RECKITT BITES BACK AT EPA PLAN TO BLOCK SALE OF BANNED D-CON PRODUCTS
9 INDUSTRY UNCONVINCED BY EPA’S MINIMUM RISK PESTICIDE EXEMPTION PLAN 12 GLYPHOSATE USED ON 90% OF U.S. SOYBEAN CROP
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