Archive for September, 2015

CRE Files Comments with OMB on the Requested ICR for EPA’s Proposed Rules for the Certification of Pesticide Applicators

On September 23, 2015, the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness filed comments with EPA and with the Office of Management and Budget on EPA’s requested Information Collection Request for EPA’s proposed Pesticide Applicator Certification rules. OMB has to approve the ICR before EPA can require information to be submitted under the rules.

“I. Executive Summary

CRE does not object to EPA’s requested ICR for the Certification Rules so long as

  • the record for the Certification Rules and their ICR continues to clearly state,“When used in accordance with label restrictions, RUPs [restricted use pesticides] can be safely applied”; and

EPA Extends Comment Period for Pesticide Cumulative Risk Assessments

EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of July 29, 2015, announcing the availability of draft guidance for public comment entitled: ‘‘Pesticide Cumulative Risk Assessment: Framework for Screening Analysis.’’ EPA has extended this comment period for an additional 30 days, from August 28, 2015 to September 28, 2015. EPA is extending the comment period in response to requests for an extended comment period to allow for full participation.

Click here to read Federal Register notice of this action and for more details.