Pesticides
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL32218 - Pesticide Registration and Tolerance Fees: An Overview
11-Aug-2010; Robert Esworthy; 30 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
August 18, 2008
February 12, 2008
September 6, 2007
May 4, 2007
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January 2, 2007
July 28, 2006
May 19, 2006
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Abstract: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for regulating the sale, use, and distribution of pesticides under the authority of two statutes. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (7 U.S.C.136-136y), a licensing statute, requires EPA to review and regis.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Pesticides, Federal Agencies, Legislative
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL31921 - Pesticide Law: A Summary of the Statutes
29-Mar-2008; Linda-Jo Schierow; 16 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
April 13, 2005
December 2, 2004
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Abstract: This report summarizes the major statutory authorities governing pesticide regulation: the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), Section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as well as the major regulatory programs for pesticides. Text relevant to FIFRA is .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Pesticides, Legislative
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL32884 - Pesticide Use and Water Quality: Are the Laws Complementary or in Conflict?
14-Jun-2007; Claudia Copeland; 19 p.
Update: Previous releases:
December 12, 2006
December 5, 2005
October 27, 2005

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Abstract: This report provides background on the emerging conflict over interpretation and implementation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Clean Water Act (CWA). For the more than 30 years since they were enacted, there has been little apparent conflict between the.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Pesticides, Water, Legislative
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS20863 - Stratospheric Ozone Depletion and Regulation of Methyl Bromide
11-Dec-2006; Wayne A. Morrissey; 6 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
September 26, 2006
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Abstract: Methyl Bromide (MeBr), a widely used pesticide in agriculture, is regulated for its potential ozone-depleting effects in the Earth’s stratosphere. Controls on production, emissions, and trade are mandated internationally under the 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Stratospheric Ozone, Pesticides, Agriculture
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go directly to report, HTML _ RL30760 - Environmental Protection: New Approaches
11-Dec-2000; John Blodgett; 22 p.
Abstract: In recent years, the interest in alternatives to the nation's ¨command-and- control¨ approach to environmental protection has heightened. Driving this interest are concerns that the current approach is inefficient and excessively costly, and that it is ineffective in addressing certain pro.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Risk & Reform, Pollution, Pesticides
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go directly to report, HTML _ IB95016 - Pesticide Policy Issues
4-Dec-1996; Linda-Jo Schierow; 11 p.
Abstract: On August 3, 1996, President Clinton signed P.L. 104-170, which contains significant amendments to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). Although it does not repeal the Delaney Clause, the new law removes pesticide residues .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Pesticides
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL31921 - Pesticide Law: A Summary of the Statutes
2-Dec-2004; Linda-Jo Schierow; 15 p.
Update: April 13, 2005.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: This report summarizes the major statutory authorities governing pesticide regulation: the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), Section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as well as the major regulatory programs for pesticides. Text relevant to FIFRA is .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Pesticides, Legislative
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go directly to report, HTML _ 92-800 - The Delaney Clause: The Dilemma of Regulating Health Risk for Pesticide Residues
9-Nov-1992; Donna U. Vogt; 28 p.
Abstract: Under the authority of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for establishing tolerances for pesticide residues in or on foods and feeds. Tolerances are legal limits to the amount of pesticide residues that can be found on a raw ag.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Pesticides
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go directly to report, HTML _ 97-970 - Toxins Release Inventory: Do Communities Have a Right to Know More?
26-Oct-1997; Linda-Jo Schierow
Abstract: In 1986, Congress directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a national inventory of toxic releases to the environment by manufacturing facilities and to use the inventory to inform the public about chemicals used and released in their communities. Since enactment of the Em.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Pesticides
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go directly to report, HTML _ 95-857 - Food Additive Regulations: A Chronology
13-Sep-1995; Donna U. Vogt; 19 p.
Abstract: The 104th Congress is actively debating proposals to reform several aspects of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) process for regulating consumer products, including its approval process for food additives. In June 1995, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced at a House Government Re.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Pesticides
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