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EPA Warns Losing PRIA Funds Would Hamper Pesticide Review Process

March 09, 2018
EPA is warning in an analysis prepared for a Republican lawmaker that failing to renew the agency's Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) program, which allows EPA to collect industry fees to support pesticide reviews, would cost the agency dozens of staff and harm its ability to meet deadlines for reviewing new and existing pesticides. “Starting on October 1, 2020, EPA would not be able to support approximately 75 [full-time employees] FTEs with PRIA funds,” EPA says in a March 7...

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