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FIFRA

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

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EPA founding year and acronym

1970 Environmental Protection Agency

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OPP is what to the EPA

Office of Pesticide Programs

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FIFRA focus?

Pesticide distribution, sale, and use

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FIFRA regulations apply to

People who manufacture, formulate, market, distribute, use, or dispose of pesticide products

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Before a pesticide can be sold or used it must what?

FIFRA requires that it be registered with the EPA

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How many times of pesticide registration

Four

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Name four types of registration

1. Full Federal Label. 2. Emergency excemption. 3. Special local needs label. 4. Minimum Risk Pesticides

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Full Federal Label Registration

Most pesticides are registered this way

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Emergency Exemptions

When there are no federally registered pesticides available to control a serious pest problem

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Special Local Needs Label

Colorado can register additional uses of a federally registered pesticide

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Minimum Risk Pesticides

Do not require an EPA number due to minimal inert ingredients

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Certified Applicator

Someone who has been recognized by the state, tribe, territory, or agency responsible for regulating pesticides as being competent to use or supervise the use of RUP's

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FIFRA defines two categories of certified applicators

Private Applicator, Commercial Applicator

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Private applicator

Person who uses RUP's on their own land such as a farmer

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Commercial applicator

Person who engages in the business of applying pesticides for hire

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Pesticide Reregistration

All pesticides need to meet new safety standards

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Residues

Pesticide that remains on foods

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Tolerance

The allowable amount of residues set by the EPA

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Cumulative exposure

Combined effect of exposure to pesticides

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Storage and disposal

EPA sets the guidelines for storage and disposal for all pesticides and rinsates

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Penalties for FIFRA violations

Civil and Criminal

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Civil Penalties

Up to $5000 per offense for commercial applicators. Warning for Privator Applicators, second offense up to $1200.

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Criminal Penalties

Willful violation of FIFRA is a misdemeanour and subject to a $25,000 fine and one year imprisonment. A producer, up to $50,000 and one year imprisonment

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FFDCA

Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

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EPA's Role in food

Sets tolerances or maximum legal limits for pesticide residues on food

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FDA's Role in food

Provides for monitoring of food crops for pesticide residues and enforces the tolerances set by the EPA

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FQPA

Food Quality Protection Act

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Food Quality Protection Act role

Set a new single, health based standard when assessing the risks of pesticide

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Worker Protection Standard

Provides protections to workers who perform hand labor tasks

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Endangered Species Act of 1973

Designed to protect endangered species and administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

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Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act

Provides funding for federal cleanup

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HMTUSA

Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act

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Transport of pesticides across state lines are regulated by

DOT - Department of Transportation

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Transport between states must have

DOT-Approved Sign, not hauled with food or feed, contact DOT immediately if someone is killed, injured to go to hospital, or damage is more than $50,000