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About EPA's Pesticides Program

Current as of April 2010

EPA and the states (usually the State Department of Agriculture) register or license pesticides for use in the United States. In addition, anyone planning to import pesticides for use in the U.S. must notify EPA. EPA receives its authority to register pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

EPA's Pesticides work crosses many programs within EPA. The Office of Pesticide Programs along with the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) work with 10 Regional Offices and other EPA program offices on a wide range of Pesticide issues and topics, such as:

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