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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK92 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Pesticides; Agricultural Worker Protection Standard; Reconsideration of the Application Exclusion Zone Amendments 

EPA is considering public comment on a proposal to reinstate certain requirements that were amended in 2020 regarding the application exclusion zone (AEZ) requirements of the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS). EPA has reconsidered the amended AEZ requirements and has determined that several aspects of the AEZ provisions, such as those regarding the applicability of the AEZ and distance determination criteria, should be revised to reinstate previous requirements that are protective of public health and to limit exposure for those who may be near ongoing pesticide applications.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 170   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 to 136y Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/13/2023  88 FR 15346   
Final Rule  04/00/2024 
Additional Information: EPA-HQ-OPP-2022-0133.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
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:
Aidan Black
Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7508M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-2381

Ryne Yarger
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7508M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-2451