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Proposed FY19 Cuts May Threaten EPA's Pesticide Re-registration Schedule

March 06, 2018
President Donald Trump's fiscal year 2019 budget proposes cuts to EPA's toxics and pesticides programs that include eliminating an office that has long housed a statutorily-required Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP), a plan that sources say threatens EPA's progress in completing an already daunting schedule of re-registering all existing pesticides by 2022. “I'll be really surprised if they meet the re-registration deadline,” says a source with the Environmental Protection Network (EPN), a group of former agency officials who are critical of...

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