EPA Tells Court It Needn't Mandate Pesticide Disclosure

Law360, Washington (March 21, 2016, 7:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday sought out of a California federal lawsuit accusing it of illegally denying a petition to force certain inert ingredients to be listed on pesticides, arguing it is not required under the law to impose that requirement.

The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act does not require certain inert ingredients be listed as the environmental groups suing the EPA contend, the agency said, arguing it did nothing wrong in issuing an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking considering that listing in 2009 only to drop the rule from consideration in May 2014.

“The comments and other...

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