The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a proposal for a new certification and training rule for pesticide applicators who apply restricted use pesticides. The current rule has been in place since 1974. According to EPA: “The goal of this proposed rule is to reduce the likelihood of harm from the misapplication of toxic pesticides and ensure a consistent level of protection among states. EPA has determined that use of restricted use pesticides would be safer with increased supervision and oversight.
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Schaefer, Kristine J. P. and Buffington, Elizabeth J., "New Proposed Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training Rule from EPA - Public Comment Period Now Open" (2015). Integrated Crop Management News. 884.
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