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A Practitioner's Guide to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act: Part II

September 1994

Citation: ELR 10507

Author: Linda J. Fisher, Peter L. Winik, Carolyne R. Hathaway, Ann Claassen, and Jeffrey Holmstead

Editors' Summary: This is the second of a three-part series explaining pesticide regulation. This installment discusses requirements for registration of pesticide producers, producer recordkeeping, end user requirements including those related to restricted use pesticides, enforcement authority, and EPA rulemaking and judicial review. The previous installment, which appeared in last month's issue, 24 ELR 10449, examined federal jurisdiction over pesticides, labeling and packaging requirements, pesticide registration, and related regulatory authorities. The third installment will cover storage, transportation, and disposal; import and export; state authority; data reporting; residue tolerances; biotechnology regulation; and emerging issues.

Linda J. Fisher, former Assistant Administrator of EPA for Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances, is Environmental Counsel at the Washington, D.C., office of the national law firm of Latham & Watkins. Peter L. Winik is a partner and Carolyne R. Hathaway and Jeffrey Holmstead are senior associates with that firm. Ann Claassen is a senior associate with the firm of Weinberg, Bergeson & Neuman in Washington, D.C. The authors acknowledge contributions to the manuscript from Mark E. Newell, partner, and Donna J. Williams, Christopher J. Peters, Chad Johnson, and Jeffrey L. Hallos, associates, of Latham & Watkins. The authors also thank reviewers James V. Aidala Jr. and William L. Jordan for their thoughtful comments on the manuscript.