NCC Applauds Bill Preventing Burdensome Pesticide Permitting
The NCC fully supports the concept embraced in legislation introduced by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Lincoln (D-AR) and Ranking Member Chambliss (R-GA) that would overturn the decision of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of NCC, et al, v. EPA.
NCC Chairman Eddie Smith, a Floydada, TX, cotton producer, said, “This bill will restore certainty for cotton farmers who use crop protectant products safely and responsibly. Pesticides have been regulated successfully by FIFRA for years. This bill will prevent EPA from imposing unnecessary, duplicative, and confusing regulatory burdens on farmers.” In its earlier comments to the EPA, the NCC also had emphasized that the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) registration process already requires a myriad of human health, safety, and environmental studies to confirm the mandate of “no unreasonable adverse affects” and to establish conditions under which pesticides may be used safely and legally in the
NCC Environmental Task Force member, Ronnie Lee from