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EPA awards over $200,000 to the Arkansas State Plant Board to administer pesticide program

Release Date: 07/10/2007
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – July 10, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded $249,555 to the Arkansas State Plant Board (ASPB). Under a cooperative agreement with EPA, the ASPB will ensure that pesticides are used according to label directions and that they are produced and/or distributed in Arkansas in compliance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The ASPB will also use the funds to enhance pesticide worker safety programs, the endangered species program, and ground water protection.

Additional information on EPA grants: http://www.epa.gov/earth1r6/gandf/index.htm

More about activities in EPA Region 6: www.epa.gov/region6