The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has ordered EPA to make a final decision on whether it will ban the use of chlorpyrifos across the country. The agency has until mid-July to make its determination. Click here for the Court’s opinion.
There will be a 4-day, in-person public meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel, augmented with additional experts to provide independent scientific advice to the EPA on proposed guidelines for Efficacy Testing of Topically Applied Pesticides Used Against Certain Ectoparasitic Pests on Pets. Preceding the in-person meeting, there will be a public half-day preparatory virtual meeting to consider the scope and clarity of the draft charge questions for this peer review.
EPA recently posted the above-titled notice, which reads as follows:
“This is the time of year that EPA receives many special local needs registration requests from states under section 24(c) of FIFRA. Section 24(c) states that “A State may provide registration for additional uses of federally registered pesticides formulated for distribution and use within the State to meet special local needs . . .”