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EPA Awards over $697,000 to Regulate Pesticides

Release Date: 10/08/2010
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Joe Hubbard at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(DALLAS – October 8, 2010) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded nearly $700,000 to Arkansas and Oklahoma to administer their state’s pesticide regulatory program. The projects will help fund different pesticide programs within the states. The programs include: enforcement, applicator certification, worker protection standards, pesticides in water, endangered species and implementation of the new Container/Containment Rule.

Arkansas received $348,098 to administer its programs and Oklahoma $348,660. EPA delegates responsibility of pesticide misuse to state and tribal agencies through a cooperative agreement under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). EPA provides outreach to consumers and communities to help states with pesticide compliance and enforcement.

Region 6 Pesticide information: http://www.epa.gov/region6/6pd/pd-p/index.htm

Additional information on EPA grants: http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm

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

EPA audio file is available at: http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/podcast/oct2010.html


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