Tuesday, March 5, 2013

News Brief

Bill Would Limit Water Discharge Permitting of Pesticides

Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH) introduced the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013 (H.R. 935). The bill would limit permitting of discharges to water of pesticides approved for use under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The bill modifies provisions of that act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

Gina McCarthy Nominated for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator

President Barack Obama nominated Gina McCarthy for the post of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator. McCarthy currently heads EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. She has already received the endorsement of Sen. Barbara Boxer (CA), chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee.

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