Congress Passes Bill Reauthorizing EPA Collection of Fees from Pesticide Registrants
• The PRIA Coalition, led by the Consumer Specialty Products Association and CropLife America, appreciates the support and efforts of the leadership in the House of Representatives and the US Senate to pass S. 3552, the Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2012, according to the group.S. 3552 reauthorizes the collection of fees to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pesticide Program registration process.
The PRIA Coalition is comprised of the following associations: Biopesticides Industry Alliance, Biotechnology Industry Organization, The Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology, ISSA–The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) and the American Chemistry Council’s Biocides Panel.
The leadership of Senators Debbie Ann Stabenow (D-MI) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Representatives Frank Lucas (R-OK), Collin Peterson (D-MN), Fred Upton (R-MI) and Henry Waxman (D-CA), represents the commitment to this important registration program administered by EPA, noted the group.The PRIA Coalition expressly acknowledges the efforts of Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and as well as Representatives Mike Simpson (R-ID) and Jim Moran (D-VA).
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