EPA Pesticide Fee Bill Heads to Senate

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It took just 10 minutes of debate before the House passed a bill Monday to allow the EPA to levy fees to support its pesticide licensing work, writes Bloomberg BNA reporter Tiffany Stecker.

The Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act of 2017 (H.R. 1029) is the fourth iteration of the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act, the 2003 law that gives the EPA legal authority to collect fees from pesticide makers to approve the chemicals for sale and review their safety to humans and the environment, Tiffany reports.

The current bill would allow the agency to raise up to $31 million from manufacturers. It now heads to the Senate, where Tiffany says its path is undetermined.

Read more about it in EPA Gets Vote of Confidence as Pesticide Fee Bill Approved.