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EPA Aims To Streamline Pesticide Reviews, As Industry Seeks Greater Role

EPA pesticides officials are seeking to streamline pesticide reviews by improving international cooperation and reducing differences between the registration and re-registration review processes, arguing that approving newer, less-harmful products reduces environmental harm, while industry is seeking to self-certify some parts of the review process to further speed efforts.

During a CropLife America RISE Regulatory Conference April 6-7 in Arlington, VA, senior EPA pesticides officials outlined the agency’s continuing effort to conduct increasingly complex reviews with decreasing resources.

In outlining steps for greater efficiency, Registration Division Director Mike Goodis argued that newer pesticides are less harmful than existing products and so moving those quickly to the market is consistent with the agency’s mission of reducing risks to the environment.

 

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