Pesticide Registration Improvement Act signed into law

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HortDaily | 3/11/2019

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said President Trump signed the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) into law, bringing certainty to the agriculture industry and other stakeholders.

“This law will ensure farmers, consumers and others have an improved process when registering and evaluating the use of pesticides,” said Roberts. “The bill was approved by the Senate unanimously and represents the concerns of all stakeholders.”

Pesticide being applied to an agronomic crop

“PRIA means certainty for agriculture, farmworkers, and consumers,” said Stabenow. “I’m pleased the President acted to sign this long-overdue legislation into law to help farmers protect their crops while also providing important protections for farmworkers and their families.”

PRIA established a framework for EPA when registering pesticides. The original intent has been to create a more predictable and effective evaluation process for affected pesticide decisions by coupling the collection of fees with specific decision review periods. This legislation includes technical changes and extends authority for EPA to collect updated pesticide registration and maintenance fees through FY 2023.