Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Regulatory Update: More from EPA

To keep you up to date on the latest in regulatory news, changes, and information we bring you industry and regulatory updates.  Today we bring you the latest stories from EPA and associated programs.  For more information on each story, click "read more" after each story.


EPA Announces Voluntary Process to Provide Applicators with Online Access to Pesticide Labeling - EPA is launching a new voluntary process by which registrants can opt to make legally valid pesticide labeling accessible online. Until now, no version of online labeling has been legally valid for the purpose of making a pesticide application. This Web-distributed labeling system will initially focus on agricultural and industrial pesticides and professional applicators. Read more...

Happy Earth Month from EPA!
April 22 is Earth Day, but we’re celebrating all month, sharing a new tip each day to help you act on climate change. Read more...

EPA Response to Spray Drift Petition Now Available
EPA’s response to the petition, “Pesticides in the Air – Kids At Risk: Petition to EPA to Protect Children From Pesticide Drift,” dated March 31, 2014, has been posted to the Web. The petition was submitted in October 2009 by Earthjustice and Farmworker Justice on behalf of a group of health and environmental organizations that included Pesticide Action Network North America and the United Farmworkers.  Read More...

Webcast on Waters of the U.S. Proposed Rule 
A webcast on April 7 was held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern to learn more about the recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers jointly released proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation's water resources. To view the webcast read more...

2014 National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation
EPA is encouraging cities to participate in the annual National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, a non-profit community service campaign for cities across the nation to supplement their water conservation and education efforts. Now in itsthird year, the mayor's challenge promotes a long-lasting mindset of water conservation at a time when changing climate, growing populations, drought conditions, and an aging water delivery infrastructure are impacting the future availability of this resource.  Read More... Watch Video...

Our regulatory updates feature national and state regulatory news, changes, etc.  Please submit any regulatory news to be featured on our blog to bmhartis@ncsu.edu.

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