EPA Extends Comment Period for the Proposed New Pesticide Certification and Training Requirements to January 22nd

Cecil Tharp, MSU Pesticide Education Specialist


EPA has proposed new pesticide certification and training requirements for licensed pesticide applicators. Details of the proposed requirements can be viewed [link expired, see the Private Applicator Training Program for up-to-date information]. The original comment period deadline of November 23rd, 2015 has been extended to December 23rd, 2015. This will allow interested individuals more time to organize comments.

Comments can be submitted via regulations.gov under docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0183 [comment period has expired].

After the comment period, EPA will review and consider the public comments, and where needed, change the proposed requirements. EPA will draft the final regulation which will be reviewed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of Management and Budget. When these reviews are complete, the EPA will issue the final regulation.

*You may also access details directly using the EPA comparison chart [link has expired] or see all details at the EPA website.


For all details regarding the proposed action see the EPA website. For questions regarding implications in Montana contact Cecil Tharp, Pesticide Education Specialist (406-994-5067; [email protected]). For technical questions or further details regarding commenting contact Michelle Arling, [email protected]; 703-308-5891.

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