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April 9, 2019

FIFRA Hot Topics in Pesticide, Biocides, and Other Agricultural Chemicals Regulation and Litigation

The ACTA Group

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Throughout the first few months of 2019, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) issues have been dynamic, complicated, and controversial with regard to both individual pesticides (example: chlorpyrifos), as well as continued debates about larger state, national, and international policies.  March in particular roared in like a lion — the “Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018,” which reauthorizes the Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act (PRIA 4) through fiscal year 2023, was finally signed into law on March 8, 2019, but the legislation raises the industry registration fees and refines some of the categories of actions from PRIA 3; stakeholders will want to be briefed on these changes.  Also in March, litigation concerning glyphosate remained controversial as court cases continue to debate the safety of the widely used herbicide.  Meanwhile, EPA released draft guidance for pesticide registrants on plant regulator label claims, including plant biostimulants.  All of these topics, plus other critical legal, science, and policy issues affecting pesticides and other agricultural chemicals, will be discussed in a brisk and illuminating hour with an expert panel of speakers from government, legal, and industry perspectives.
Topics Covered: 

  • Office of Pesticide Programs’ (OPP) priorities and current FIFRA implementation issues
  • PRIA issues
  • Endangered Species Act (ESA) opportunities and challenges
  • EPA OPP program budget and staffing
  • Registration review actions
  • New EPA guidance on biostimulants

Speakers include:
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr., Director, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Amy Plato Roberts, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Lallemand Plant Care, North America
James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Lisa M. Campbell, Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.


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