The Washington Post recently reported that, within the last couple of weeks, nearly 400 employees had left EPA. These employees chose to accept buyouts and early retirement. The administration reported earlier this year that it plans to offer the deals to 1200 EPA employees. This will bring the agency to its smallest employment status since the Reagan administration.
On September 6, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced proposed updates to the long-standing Pesticide Registration (PR) Notice 98-10, “Notifications, Non-notifications and Minor Formulation Amendments.” The PR Notice provides guidance to registrants submitting minor modification that do not require extensive EPA review.
The EPA is accepting comments from all affected parties regarding the proposed updates until December 5, 2017 (originally October 6, 2017). Click here to view and submit comments on the draft proposed PR Notice.
Jim Damico, President of SciReg, Inc., and Terri Spanogle, Senior Regulatory Specialist, will be attending the upcoming 2017 Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM) in Basel, Switzerland, October 23 – 25, 2017. If you would like to arrange a meeting with Jim or Terri while in Basel, please contact them at jdamico@SciReg.com, tspanogle@SciReg.com, or by phone at (703) 494-6500.