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Ninth Circuit Invalidates USEPA’s FIFRA Registration of a Nanomaterial Pesticide

In a significant ruling on November 7, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated USEPA’s first-ever decision to register a pesticide containing nanosilver as its active ingredient under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The Ninth Circuit held that USEPA  failed to follow its own risk assessment rules by concluding that use of the … Continue Reading

USEPA Issues New Labels to Restrict Use of Certain Pesticides Near Bees

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has issued new pesticide product labels that will restrict the use of four neonicotinoid pesticides —  imidacloprid, dinotefuran, clothianidin and thiamethoxam — where bees are present. The new labels represent an important effort by USEPA to address the issue of honey bee “colony collapse disorder” (CCD) without banning the … Continue Reading