Jul 24, 2022NPC supports increased EPA funding for pesticide registration actions
On July 19, NPC joined more than 40 state and national organizations on a letter to Senate appropriators calling for an increase in EPA funding to support activities related to Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA).
Noting that regulatory actions under PRIA support product innovation, promote predictability in agency actions and timelines, and ensure the timely delivery of products necessary to maintaining food production, the group argues that at current funding levels, EPA does not have the necessary resources to keep pace with the growing number of pesticide registration actions.
“Increasing OPP appropriations in FY 2023 is critical to EPA’s ability to fulfill its mandate to maintain the availability of critical pesticide products while protecting applicators, consumers, and the environment. The Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) creates resources through user fees which help streamline the registration process, while providing important education and training initiatives for agricultural and healthcare workers,” they wrote.
The full letter is available here.
– National Potato Council