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EPA to Rebroadcast the Public Symposium on Regulation of Plant-Incorporated Protectants

Register for the November 18, 2016 Webinar In September 2016, EPA held a public symposium on data that support registration of plant incorporated protectants (PIPs). The information from that symposium will be rebroadcast as a…

WSPRS News Items Move to Facebook and Twitter

As of July 2017, we are posting news items relevant to our clientele exclusively on the WSU WSPRS Facebook page (Washington State Pest Management Resource Service) and Twitter account (@PICOL_mgr). Announcements and news items already…

Clarification and Time Extension for Water Soluble Packaging Instructions

The Environmental Protection Agency is extending the time for registrants to submit revised labels for products with water soluble packaging. The new language is designed to correct misuse and protect handlers from exposure, and it…

Comment Periods Re-opened for Linuron and Pyrethroids

EPA is re-opening a 60-day comment period on the ecological risk assessment for several pyrethroids (bifenthrin, cyfluthrins, cypermethrin, cyphenothrin, D-phenothrin, deltamethrin, esfenvalerate, etofenprox, fenpropathrin, flumethrin, gamma-cyhalothrin, imiprothrin, lambda-cyhalothrin, momfluorothrin, permethrin, prallethrin, pyrethrins, tau-fluvalinate, tefluthrin and…

EPA and the Dept. of the Army Announce Intention to Review the Clean Water Rule and Rescind or Revise It

As announced in the Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 42 (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-06/pdf/2017-04312.pdf): Through new rulemaking, the EPA and the Army seek to provide greater clarity and regulatory certainty concerning the definition of "waters of the United…

Register for January 24 Webinar on Controlling Public Health Pests

On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. ET, EPA’s Center of Expertise for School IPM will offer a webinar titled, “Pests of Public Health Importance and the Role of Integrated Pest Management in Schools.”…

EPA Takes Action to Prevent Poisonings from Herbicide

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing safety measures to stop poisonings caused by ingestion of the herbicide paraquat, which can also cause severe injuries or death from skin or eye exposure. Since 2000,…

Report Southern Green Stink Bugs!

The Southern Green Stink Bug is a new pest in Washington State, and we need your help to map its spread! Use the link below to submit relevant details regarding a sighting of the Southern…

EPA Issues Sulfoxaflor Registration for Some Uses

Following the decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate the registration of sulfoxaflor, EPA has reevaluated the data supporting the use of sulfoxaflor and is approving a registration that meets all requirements…

EPA Guidance on How to Comply with the Revised Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides

Today, EPA in conjunction with the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) is making available a guide to help users of agricultural pesticides comply with the requirements of the 2015 revised federal Worker Protection Standard. You…