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EPA Facing Multiple Deadlines on ‘High Profile’ Pesticides (1)

March 9, 2020, 7:49 PMUpdated: March 9, 2020, 9:53 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency is facing a number of actions on key pesticides in the coming weeks and months.

Top on the priority list are ongoing pesticide registration reviews, said Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, EPA’s assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

There are 725 cases, encompassing over 1,100 active ingredients, facing a statutory deadline of Oct. 20, 2022, Dunn said Monday, speaking to a group of state pesticide regulators, the American Association of Pesticide Control Officials, in Alexandria, Va.

The EPA had published 85 draft pesticide risk assessments, 76 proposed interim decisions, and 79 final decisions ...

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