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OMB approves EPA’s Container – Containment Rule

Background EPA’s Final Rule with requirements for pesticide container design, residue removal and containment for large tanks has been reviewed and approved by the Office of Management and Budget. The road is now clear for processing and signature by the EPA Administrator this summer. Requirements on the

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Pesticide Collection/Disposal Pilot Project at the Arizona/Sonora Border

Background The purpose of this pilot project is to support a partnership between EPA, Arizona and Sonora to plan and carry out pesticide collection/disposal events in Yuma County, Arizona, and within 25 miles of Yuma County in San Luis, Sonora. This work has been coordinated with the

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TPSA’s Pesticide Life Cycle Stewardship Initiative

Pesticide container recycling and disposal efforts in the United States are stalling out for a host of reasons. So as to offer guidance for a more elegant and lasting solution, TPSA released a new initiative in December 2005. This initiative will form the basis for continuing discussions

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NPSA Forms Partnership with NAHMMA

NPSA has recently entered into a partnership agreement with the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA). NAHMMA is professional membership-based organization of individuals, businesses, government officials and non-profit organizations dedicated to pollution prevention and reducing the hazardous constituents entering municipal waste streams from households, small businesses

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Michigan Collects One Million Pounds of Unwanted, Outdated Pesticides for Safe Disposal

In September 2004, state, federal and local officials collected the millionth pound of potentially dangerous, outdated pesticides from Michigan for safe disposal through the Clean Sweep program during National Pollution Prevention Week. Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) Director Dan Wyant was on hand with other state, local

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Virginia Pesticide Disposal Program Hits One-Million Pound Mark

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) and the Virginia Pesticide Control Board (VPCB) announced today that they have surpassed the one-million pound mark in collecting and disposing of the Commonwealth’s unwanted pesticides. The 2004 disposal project isn’t over yet, with seven localities in central

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SFIREG Recommends Changes to the Disposal Instructions on Pesticide Labels; NPSA Supports the Modifications

On July 19, 2004, the Working Committee for Water Quality and Pesticide Disposal (WQ&PD) of the State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) submitted a report on pesticide disposal label language to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The report, entitled EPA Label Review Manual Revision:

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North Dakota Collects 75 Tons of Unwanted Pesticides!

Even though fewer dollars were available for unwanted pesticide collections in North Dakota this year, large amounts of chemicals still showed up at collection sites. Through July 2003, collections were held at nine sites and over 155,000 pounds of unwanted and unusable pesticides were brought in for

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Wisconsin Hits 2,000,000 Pound Pesticide Collection Mark

After 13 years of operation, the Wisconsin Agricultural Clean Sweep Program will cross a significant milestone this spring when it collects its two millionth pound. Only two other states have attained this mark: Texas and Minnesota. This event will be marked with a party and celebration in

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