Secret Site Map
Monday, December 22, 2014

Home News Update: Bill to Amend FIFRA, CWA Passes House

Update: Bill to Amend FIFRA, CWA Passes House

Pesticide Issues

The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013 (H.R. 935), a bill that would amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act regarding the use of pesticides near bodies of water, passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.

Brad Harbison | August 1, 2014

****Updated on Aug. 1, to reflect that he bill had been passed by the House. Earlier in the week the House voted on the bill under suspension of the rules, but the bill failed to reach the two-thirds majority necessary for passage.

WASHINGTON — the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013 (H.R. 935) — a bill that would amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act regarding the use of pesticides near bodies of water — passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 267 to 161, on Thursday. Earlier in the week the House voted on the bill under suspension of the rules, but the bill failed to reach the two-thirds majority necessary for passage.

H.R. 935 was necessitated by a misguided 2009 federal court ruling that requires costly and burdensome Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge and Elimination System (NPDES) permits for millions of pesticide applications.

NPMA, RISE and others believe this permit will interfere with and add cost to longstanding activities such as mosquito control and aquatic weed work – work performed by some pest management professionals.
 

Top news

PCT Announces Winner of 13th Annual Photo Contest

Mark VanderWerp, manager of education and training at Rose Pest Solutions, takes home top honors with his photo of a jumping spider perched on a “succulent” plant.

Alpha Ecological Participates in Downtown Boulder’s Lights of December Parade

The parade featured floats from various local businesses, churches, and civic centers in the Boulder area.

Malden High Schools Collaborate with Yankee Pest Control in Mural Contest

Students from Walden, Mass., area high schools painted murals on the backside of Yankee Pest Control's building for a competition. Yankee generously paid for all of the paint supplies and tarps, and provided pizza and refreshments to all of the students each time they were on site.

El Paso Truly Nolen Acquires Fox Pest Control

Truly Nolen expands its Texas footprint with the acquistion of Fox Pest Control, a well established company.

Florida PCO to Provide Three Free Bed Bug Jobs for Christmas

This Christmas season Keller's Pest Control, Bradenton, Fla., will reward three needy families free bed bug treatments, the Bradenton Herald reported.

x