House Passes Pesticide Application Fix Legislation
Last week the House approved a Farm Bureau-supported bill clarifying congressional intent regarding regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters. The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017 (H.R. 953) is narrowly crafted to clarify that lawful use of pesticides in or near navigable waters is not excessively covered under two statutes, the Clean Water Act and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.
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