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43F4E6A8C2EC6C9287258A2800532DA5 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For PESTICIDE DISCUSSION FROM U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON WATER RESOURCES AND AGRICULTURE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Date Sep 12, 2023      
Location SCR 357



Pesticide Discussion from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Committee Discussion Only


09:08:33 AM  
Rebecca Perrin, U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, introduced herself and her presentation.
09:17:26 AM  

Ms. Perrin gave an overviw of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). She discussed the various federal pesticide laws, the registration of pesticides, pesticide labels, communication and outreach, and regulation implementation. She told the committee about the role of FIFRA, the responsibility of the EPA, and the responsibility of states.    

09:17:33 AM  
Ms. Perrin continued
to discuss the roles and responsibilities outlined in FIFRA.
09:22:13 AM  
Ms. Perrin answered
questions from the committee regarding protesters and educating the public,
concerns about chemicals and health and environment, the relationship of
the EPA with the federal government and the states, liability of municipalities,
guidelines about herbicides in relation to the Endangered Species Act,
the difference between general use pesticides and other types of pesticides,
and the registration of new pesticides.  






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