27 09, 2018

DOJ Requests a Rehearing on Chlorpyrifos Ruling

By | September 27th, 2018|Categories: Pest and Disease|Tags: |0 Comments

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has petitioned for a rehearing before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals about the decision directing EPA to revoke all tolerances and cancel all registrations for chlorpyrifos within 60 days. U.S. Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue praised the DOJ decision and released the following statement: “USDA disagrees with the ruling [...]

14 06, 2018

DPR to List Chlorpyrifos as a Toxic Air Contaminant

By | June 14th, 2018|Categories: Pesticides, Politics|Tags: , , |0 Comments

On June 12, 2018, the Scientific Review Panel on Toxic Air Contaminants (SRP) unanimously approved the California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR) staff report that will list chlorpyrifos as a toxic air contaminant.  According to their report, chlorpyrifos may pose a public health risk as a toxic air contaminant based on its assessment of the [...]

6 04, 2017

Chlorpyrifos Making Morning News Headlines

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: Pesticides|Tags: |0 Comments

CCM Director John Gless was on The Today Show Thursday morning to discuss EPA's decision to not ban Chlorpyrifos, an important crop protection tool against the Asian citrus psyllid. The NBC News' segment was a balanced overview of the issue, however, the segment omitted some salient facts: Consumers can be assured that produce grown in the U.S. is [...]

30 03, 2017

EPA Denies Petition to Cancel Chlorpyrifos Tolerances

By | March 30th, 2017|Categories: Pesticides|Tags: |0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual was very pleased when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on March 29, 2017, that it would deny in full the administrative petition requesting that EPA revoke all tolerances and cancel all registrations for the insecticide chlorpyrifos. “We believe that sound science should prevail in the regulation of crop protection tools,” [...]

16 03, 2017

CCM Asks EPA Secretary to Maintain Chlorpyrifos Tolerances

By | March 16th, 2017|Categories: Pesticides|Tags: |0 Comments

The court imposed deadline for EPA to accept or deny the petition, to maintain or cancel the existing tolerances for chlorpyrifos is fast approaching. Chlorpyrifos is one of the most widely used active ingredients in insecticides worldwide.  It was first registered in 1965 and to today it is registered in nearly 100 countries for use [...]

18 11, 2016

Chlorpyrifos in the News

By | November 18th, 2016|Categories: Pesticides|Tags: , |0 Comments

Dow AgroSciences, U.S. Farmers Disagree with U.S. EPA Proposal to Revoke Chlorpyrifos Tolerances 11/10/2016 -In its release today of a pre-publication copy of the Notice of Data Availability (NODA) related to its assessment of the human health risks associated with the insecticide chlorpyrifos, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took another step toward finalizing its [...]

21 07, 2016

EPA Hears from Growers why Chlorpyrifos is needed

By | July 21st, 2016|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pesticides, Politics|Tags: , , |0 Comments

On Monday, Jack Housenger from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Pesticide Re-evaluation Division visited a Visalia citrus grove to hear first-hand why chlorpyrifos continues to be an important crop protection tool for citrus growers.  Housenger was accompanied by Caleb Hawkins from the Biological and Economic Analysis Division and Garland Waleko from EPA’s Office of Pesticide [...]