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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK40 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: ●Extension of Compliance Date(s); Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (40 CFR Part 170) 

In November 2015, EPA revised the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) and required compliance with most of the revised requirements by January 2, 2017. In February 2017, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) submitted a petition requesting EPA to postpone this compliance date to at least January 2, 2018 or until adequate compliance tools have been completed and states have the necessary tools, time and resources to implement the rule changes and provide compliance assistance to the regulated community. On May 11, 2017, EPA granted the petition and committed to beginning the regulatory process to formally extend the compliance date for all revised provisions of the WPS. This regulation is needed to adjust the compliance date.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 170   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136-136y Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/2017 
Final Action  11/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 2070-AJ22 
Agency Contact:
Nancy Fitz
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7506P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 305-7385
Fax:703 308-3259

Cameo Smoot
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 305-5454