Mar 20, 2017

H.R. 1029, Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act of 2017

CBO: H.R. 1029 would modify the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the law that regulates the distribution, sale, and use of pesticides, with the aim of strengthening the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ability to evaluate and regulate pesticides. Under FIFRA, the EPA is required to evaluate the safety of new pesticides entering the market by conducting risk assessments and must periodically re-evaluate the health and environmental effects of pesticides. The EPA charges fees to pesticide manufacturers and distributors to cover the agency's costs of performing those registration and reregistration activities.

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