- Pollinator Protection
- January 17, 2013 Conference Call
- FRRCC Meeting Summary for August 1, 2012 (1 pg, 80K)
- FRRCC Meeting Calendar
- Soil Fumigant Toolbox
- Clean Agriculture USA: an incentive-based, innovative program designed to help reduce diesel emissions from existing diesel engines and nonroad agricultural equipment
- Ag 101
- Agricultural Worker Protection Standard
- SPCC Information for Farmers Fact Sheet (PDF)
(2 pp, 49K)
- Tier I Qualified Facility SPCC Plan Template now available
- SPCC Rule and Milk
- Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Rule
- Extension of SPCC Compliance Date for Farms until May 10, 2013
- EPA Supports myRMP
- Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center
- Methane to Markets: Agriculture
- Perdue Clean Waters Initiative
- Small Farms Fact Sheet series
- Sign Up for News Service
- EPA Proposals Open for Comment
USDA and EPA Release New Report on Honey Bee Health
In October 2012, a National Stakeholders Conference on Honey Bee Health, led by federal researchers and managers, along with Pennsylvania State University, was convened to synthesize the current state of knowledge regarding the primary factors that scientists believe have the greatest impact on managed bee health.
Those involved in developing the report include USDA's Office of Pest Management Policy (OPMP), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Agricultural Research Services (ARS), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), National Resource Conversation Service (NRCS) as well as the EPA and Pennsylvania State University. The report will provide important input to the Colony Collapse Disorder Steering Committee, led by the USDA, EPA and the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
To view the report, which represents the consensus of the scientific community studying honey bees, please visit: http://www.usda.gov/documents/ReportHoneyBeeHealth.pdf
2013 Pollinator Summit - March 5, 2013
The EPA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are holding a public meeting with key stakeholders to advance our understanding and our efforts to protect honey bees and other pollinators from pesticide risks.
The EPA has been working aggressively to protect honey bees and other pollinators. The 2013 Pollinator Summit is part of the agency's ongoing collaboration with beekeepers, growers, pesticide manufacturers and federal and state agencies to manage potential pesticide risks to bees.
Date, Time and Location:
The meeting will be held on March 5, 2013, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST at the Office of Pesticide Programs, First Floor Conference Center, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202.
SPCC Compliance Date Extension for Farms
EPA has extended the date that agricultural facilities must come into compliance with the new Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule to May 10, 2013. Many of the changes to the 1974 rule now streamline the requirements for farmers and small facilities, especially those storing up to 10,000 gallons of oil. Agricultural facilities that began storing oil before August 16, 2002 must revise their SPCC plan to meet the 2002 changes by the May 2013 deadline. More...
EPA Finalizes Revisions to Clean Air Standards for Stationary Engines / Updated rule provides extensive public health protections, slashes costs of compliance
Today, in compliance with settlement agreements, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)finalized revisions to standards to reduce air pollution from stationary engines that generate electricity and power equipment at industrial, agricultural, oil and gas production, power generation and other facilities.
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