PRIA 3 status and PRIEA (PRIA 4) progress

The U.S. Congress has passed another continuing resolution extending the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA 3) until December 22, 2017.  Congress has been working on a replacement for PRIA 3.  The new bill, the Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act (PRIEA or PRIA 4) remains on hold by Senator Udall (D-NM) due to concerns about EPA’s delay of certain new rules (Worker Protection Standard changes and restricted use pesticide certification/training). Because the bill cannot come to a vote, the new continuing resolution gives additional time to pass PRIEA, or a longer-term continuing resolution for PRIA 3.