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  • Montreal Protocol celebrates its 20th anniversary

    From 16 to 21 September representatives from the 191 countries party to the Montreal Protocol will celebrate 20 years of success in protecting the ozone layer. Taking place in Montreal the celebrations will mark the important achievements made by the Protocol such as the phasing out of about 95% of the ozone-depleting substances under the agreement. The European Union and its Member States ...


  • Council results on climate change and pesticides

    European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas welcomed the results of today's meeting of the Environment Council, in particular its conclusions on climate change and sustainable use of pesticides and its contribution to preparations for the Spring European Council. The Commission also took note of the Council's views on two issues concerning genetically modified organisms. The Council adopted ...


  • Pesticide impact: comparing lab, field-scale results

    Assessing the environmental risk of pesticide use is an important, complex task that requires knowledge of the equilibrium sorption parameter. This helps researchers assess the risk of pesticides leaching into groundwater. For cost-effective assessments, this is usually determined through batch experiments that find the amount of pesticide in test soils as a function of concentration at a ...

  • Safety measures proposed for soil fumigant pesticides

    New draft safety measures for soil fumigant pesticides proposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency last week require that users of these chemicals submit written, site-specific fumigant management plans before fumigations begin. All soil fumigant products will be classified as restricted-use pesticides, to ensure that only specially trained individuals can apply and oversee fumigant ...

  • Dangers from Chlordane Pesticides Still a Threat

    The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide inspection and testing services for chlordane and other dangerous pesticides. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned all uses of chlordane in 1983 except when being used for termite control purposes.  It was banned by the EPA for all applications in 1988 because of health and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • FAO and WHO Publish Guidelines on Highly Hazardous Pesticides

    On May 10, 2016, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) issued guidelines on highly hazardous pesticides (HHP) (Guidelines) as part of the International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management (Code of Conduct). HHPs are defined in the Guidelines as ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Pesticide program dialogue committee convenes semi-annual meeting

    On May 3-4, 2012, the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) convened its semiannual meeting in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offices in Arlington, Virginia. This memorandum summarizes the presentations and topics discussed during the meeting, which were organized into 13 sessions: ...


    By Acta Group

  • Agilent Technologies introduces comprehensive reference guide for GC/MS/MS Pesticide Analysis

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the GC/MS/MS Pesticide Residue Analysis Guide, a comprehensive reference developed by Dr. Katerina Mastovska, the head of Excellcon International, LLC., in collaboration with scientists from the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and Agilent. The detailed compendium ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • Low level herbicide use can damage potato reproduction

    Currently, plant testing in the United States to determine potential ecological risks from chemical pesticides to nontarget plants requires two tests, both of which use immature plants. Protection of the plant development and reproduction are not considered, unlike tests required for the protection of animals. Past research conducted by the USEPA and others have shown that plant ...

  • POPs have decreased significantly thanks to regulation, EU study reveals

    Quantities of dioxins and furans (PCDD/F), and hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), in air and water decreased significantly between 1990 and 2000, according to a recent study evaluating the effectiveness of regulations governing the release of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).  Modelling future scenarios suggest further decreases in these and other POPs through 2020. POPs are toxic substances that ...

  • Phase out of hazardous chemicals in the Mediterranean by 2019

    Mediterranean countries adopted new concrete measures and mandatory timelines to limit the impact of dangerous chemicals and pesticides originating from industrial and agricultural activities on the marine environment in the region. Mandatory measures to phase out hazardous chemicals entered into force, Wednesday, under the Barcelona Convention and the Mediterranean Action Plan. Targeted ...

  • Methyl Bromide Inventory Continues Downward Trend

    The methyl bromide inventory held by U.S. companies at the end of 2006 continues to shrink, according to data released by EPA today. The data show a steady decline in the inventory since 2003, when the Agency began collecting such information.   Methyl bromide is an ozone-depleting chemical that has been used as a general pesticide across a wide range of agricultural sectors for many years ...

  • Phase-out of hazardous chemicals from Mediterranean

    Mediterranean countries adopted new measures and mandatory timelines to limit the impact of dangerous chemicals and pesticides originating from industrial and agricultural activities on the marine environment in the region. Mandatory measures to phase out hazardous chemicals entered into force, Wednesday, under the Barcelona Convention and the Mediterranean Action Plan. Targeted chemicals include ...

  • EPA's Enforcement Efforts Regarding FIFRA Supplemental Distribution and How to Avoid Noncompliance

    Under Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Section 3(e), a registrant may distribute or sell its registered product under another person's name and address instead of (or in addition to) its own without a separate FIFRA Section 3 registration. Such distribution and sale is termed "supplemental distribution" (sometimes referred to as a sub-registration) and the product is ...


    By Acta Group

  • New Ozone-Depleting Chemicals Found in the Atmosphere

    Four ozone-depleting gases, previously undetected in the atmosphere, have been found by new research. The work suggests that more than 74 000 tonnes of these human-made substances have been released since 1978, and that two are continuing to accumulate in the atmosphere. However, it is not yet known where they come from. The discovery of the hole in the ozone layer in 1985 led to a 130-nation ...

  • EPA’s Enforcement Efforts Regarding FIFRA Supplemental Distribution and How to Avoid Noncompliance

    Under Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Section 3(e), a registrant may distribute or sell its registered product under another person's name and address instead of (or in addition to) its own without a separate FIFRA Section 3 registration. Such distribution and sale is termed "supplemental distribution" (sometimes referred to as a sub-registration) and the product is ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Research and Markets: Environmental Auditing: FIFRA Compliance Guide

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/08f69a80/environmental_audi) has announced the addition of the "Environmental Auditing: FIFRA Compliance Guide" subscription to their ...


  • House subcommittee holds hearing on TSCA and PBTs

    The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled 'TSCA and Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Chemicals: Examining Domestic and International Actions.' The Subcommittee held the hearing to examine U.S. and international efforts to protect public health and the environment from persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • RegScan Updates U.S. TEAM Guides Audit Checklists

     RegScan, Inc., a Williamsport, Pa.-based company, proudly announces the expansion of U.S. TEAM Guides audit checklists to include the Environmental Protection Agency's New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP). The U.S. TEAM Guides checklists have been updated to reflect EPA's national emissions standards that were ...


    By RegScan, Inc.

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