FIFRAFederal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act of 1972
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The goal of FIFRA is to promote the appropriate use of pesticides and to minimize the risks to the public, pesticide applicators, and the environment from their use.
EPA's initial FIFRA registration for StarLink (175) GE corn prohibited using the corn for direct human consumption.
In April 1992, the Toxicology Division was inspected by an outside consultant for compliance with the EPA GLP under the FIFRA.
148) In fact, FIFRA expressly authorizes states and local governments to also regulate pesticide usage, as long as their pesticide laws are at least as stringent as the EPA's and do not conflict with FIFRA's labeling and notification requirements.
Concurrently, EPA is considering an expansion of its FIFRA power, perhaps through the concept of "plant regulators," to capture crops and products from the newest molecular modification techniques.
FIFRA directs EPA to restrict the use of pesticides as necessary to prevent unreasonable adverse effects on people and the environment, taking into account the costs and benefits of various pesticide uses.
In November 2008, Greenleaf was also convicted of a FIFRA violation and paid a criminal penalty of $200,000 in 2009.
A revised Federal Fungicide, Insecticide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA): With the creation of EPA, FIFRA was revised, providing new safety measures.
The decision was made directly against the recommendations of the Scientific Advisory Panel authorized under the FIFRA.
between the Clean Water Act and FIFRA, (248) its decision clarifies that