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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK43 Publication ID: Spring 2018 
Title: Pesticides; Agricultural Worker Protection Standard; Reconsideration of Several Requirements 
Abstract:

EPA published a final rule to amend the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) regulations at 40 CFR 170 on November 2, 2015 (80 FR 67496). EPA solicited comments in the spring of 2017 on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement or modification. EPA received comments suggesting specific changes to the 2015 revised WPS requirements which are being considered. Based on comments raised, EPA intends to publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) by the end of FY 2018.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 170   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 to 136y Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Notice  12/21/2017  82 FR 60576   
NPRM  09/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-worker-safety   Public Comment URL: TBD  
Sectors Affected: 111 Crop Production; 111421 Nursery and Tree Production; 113110 Timber Tract Operations; 113210 Forest Nurseries and Gathering of Forest Products; 11511 Support Activities for Crop Production; 115112 Soil Preparation, Planting, and Cultivating; 115114 Postharvest Crop Activities (except Cotton Ginning); 115115 Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders; 115310 Support Activities for Forestry; 325320 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 541690 Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services; 541712 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology); 813311 Human Rights Organizations; 813312 Environment, Conservation and Wildlife Organizations; 813319 Other Social Advocacy Organizations; 813930 Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kathy Davis
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Stop 7506P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-7002
Fax:703 308-2962
Email: davis.kathy@epa.gov

Ryne Yarger
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 605-1193
Email: yarger.ryne@epa.gov