AFBF, state ag officials ask EPA to delay worker rules
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to delay the Jan. 2 start date of its worker protection safety (WPS) rule.
However, the agency said late last week that it planned to implement the rule as scheduled.
The groups cited EPA violations of federal law as well as incomplete and undelivered compliance and enforcement tools to support their petition.
According to the joint petition to ...
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