WPS Notice and Neonic Assessments Highlight Year-End EPA Activity

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. January 03 2018

EPA has been busy lately; issuing several year-end notices of interest to the green industry.
 
First, EPA has announced that the new Worker Protection Standard (WPS) may be amended. The WPS amendments to be reconsidered include the minimum age requirements, the designated representative, and the application exclusion zone (buffer area). We’ll be watching for a notice of proposed rulemaking and public comment request.
 
Secondly, special reviews for the neonicotinoid insecticides continue. Preliminary human health and ecological risk assessments w...

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