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Dow Chem. Co. v. Costle

ELR Citation: 7 ELR 20591
Nos. No. 76-10087, (E.D. Mich., 06/30/1977) Consent judgment

In a consent judgment following an earlier opinion, 7 ELR 20262, the court enjoins the Environmental Protection Agency from establishing different requirements for reregistration of pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) than those required for initial registration but sanctions conditional registration and nondiscriminatory waiver of data requirements. The decree also upholds current FIFRA data compensation and trade secrecy provisions.

For a detailed description of proposed amendments to FIFRA touching on the issues involved in this consent decree, see Comment, FIFRA Amendments, Getting the Pesticide Program Moving, 7 ELR 10141 (Aug. 1977).

Counsel for Plaintiff
Joseph E. Stevens, Jr., Stephen W. Jacobson
Lathrop, Koontz, Righter, Clagett, Parker & Norquist
1500 TenMain Center, Kansas City MO 64105
(816) 842-0820

Counsel for Defendant
Jeffrey Axelrad, Carol Buehrens
Department of Justice, Washington DC 20530
(202) 739-5353