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Congress Moves Forward with Regulation Reduction
USAgNet - 02/13/2017

Congressman Bob Gibbs introduced the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act to eliminate on the duplicative permit requirement for use of pesticides that have already been approved by the EPA in the Federal Insecticide Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Senator Crapo also introduced similar legislation in the Senate last week, reports the National Association of Wheat Growers.

The National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), a permit under the Clean Water Act that addresses water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into the waters of the United States, adds additional and unnecessary burdens to producers applying pesticides on or near water.

The Environmental Protection Agency's FIFRA registration and review of crop protection products takes into consideration environmental and human risk and it is unnecessary to have both requirements.

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