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Workshop on Implementation of Recent Pesticide Fee Legislation

Release Date: 06/26/2004
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David Deegan 617-918-1017 / deegan.dave@epa.gov

(06/26/04) A public workshop scheduled for Thursday, March 11 will explain a recently enacted legislation. The legislation establishes a fee structure when pesticide products are undergoing the Agency’s pre-market review and registration process. Legislation authorizing EPA to charge pesticide manufacturers fees for specified pesticide registration applications was signed into law on Jan. 23 and becomes effective on March 23. The workshop will include an overview of provisions of the law, information for pesticide registrants on new requirements for submitting pesticide registration applications, and discussion of how EPA is updating procedures to collect the new fees and and meet the requirements of the new law. There will be ample opportunity for discussion and questions by participants. Registration for the workshop begins at 8:30 a.m. on March 11, at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Va. 22203. An agenda, as well as other information regarding the new legislation, is available at: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/fees . EPA is seeking input from all stakeholders through this public workshop and other mechanisms to ensure that the implementation process is as smooth as possible. EPA intends to hold additional workshops on other aspects of the fee program as those topics become further developed.