Update – EPA Pesticide Registration Program – The US House of Representatives has approved H.R. 1029, the Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act, which reauthorizes and extends the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) with “… minor improvements [including:] Reauthorizes existing provisions for seven years, as opposed to the five-year extensions in previous iterations of PRIA; Provides two increases of 5 percent each on registration fees over the seven years; Provides a $500,000 set aside, from fees paid-for by the industry, for EPA to meet deadlines for efficacy guidelines for pesticides to combat bed bugs (which have shut down schools, hotels, dorms, and movie theaters), and crawling and flying insects, which will inform industry what efficacy tests are required; Increases maintenance fees to $31 million annually from 2017 – 2023 and provides increased funding for grant programs, promoting Good Laboratory Practices, and farm worker protection education …” – The bill will now go on to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry for consideration.
Web site: Source: March 20, 2017 Office of U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) Press Release, titled “Davis’ Bill to Ensure Pesticide Safety and Reliability Passes House”, posted at
The February 16, 2017 House Committee on Agriculture Press Release, titled “House Agriculture Committee approves two measures”, is posted at
Information about H.R. 1029 is available at
* The text of the bill is posted at
Information about the House Agriculture Committee is available at
The previous FIEN message related to this topic is posted at
Contact: The House Committee on Agriculture may be reached at 202 225 2171; fax: 202 225 4464