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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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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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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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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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