Pesticide Registration Improvement Act
The Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) is an important measure for improving predictability and speed of the pesticide registration process. CLA works closely with industry coalitions and environmental agencies to ensure smooth implementation of this important legislation, since delays in the pesticide registration process hamper the ability of food producers to increase food production and effectively fight crop pests.
U.S. pesticide regulations require all pesticides to be registered and examined, or exempted from pesticide registration, by the Environmental Protection Agency. The pesticide registration process includes EPA evaluation of the product’s ingredients; the environmental impacts of pesticide use on the specific site or crop; the amount, frequency and timing of its use; and storage and disposal practices.Show complete background
CropLife America's Position
- CropLife America and its member companies support The Pesticide Registration Improvement Act as a way to improve the predictability and speed of the pesticide registration process, and work closely with the Industry Fees Coalition and with EPA to ensure smooth implementation of this important legislation.
- Proposals for any additional registration and tolerance fees would violate the spirit of the compromise that resulted in passage of PRIA.
- CLA also supports harmonization of U.S. and Canadian Pesticide Registration requirements.