• Ninth Circuit Tells the EPA Enough is Enough
  • September 2, 2015 | Author: Christopher G. Foster
  • Law Firm: Morris Polich & Purdy LLP - Los Angeles Office
  • The Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for registering all pesticides. A pesticide may be registered only if the EPA finds that it is “safe,” meaning that “there is a reasonable certainty that no harm will result from aggregate exposure to the pesticide chemical residue, including all anticipated dietary exposures and all other exposures for which there is reliable information.” Pursuant to the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996, the EPA was directed to take a fresh look at the safety of all existing pesticides. The initial review of registered pesticides was to be completed within ten years.