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

November 1994

Citation: ELR 10629

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

Editors' Summary: This is the third and final installment in ELR's series on federal pesticide law. This month's Article discusses proposed rules for storage, disposal, transportation, and recall; export and import laws; federal limits to state authority; requirements for reporting new health and safety data; regulation of pesticide residues in food under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; EPA research and environmental monitoring authority; biotechnology issues; and some pending policy questions.

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, Jeffrey L. Hallos, and Gregory Slater, associates, and Amy Padden, 1994 summer associate, of Latham & Watkins. The authors also thank reviewers James V. Aidala Jr. and William L. Jordan for their thoughtful comments on the manuscript.