Chemical Cos. Take EPA Pesticide Testing Fight To DC Circ.

Law360, New York (July 8, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT) -- A chemical industry group launched a challenge in the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday to new toxicity testing requirements the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency imposed on disinfecting pesticides, which the group has criticized as usurping U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority.

The American Chemistry Council petitioned the appeals court for review of a May 8 final rule that revises and updates use pattern and data submission requirements surrounding anti-microbial pesticides, which are commonly used to sanitize floors, walls and food processing surfaces in medical settings and also act...
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