WASHINGTON, D.C. – CropLife America (CLA) praised President Trump and leaders of the 116th Congress for passing a long-term Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) reauthorization that will strengthen and improve pesticide registration through 2023. House and Senate leadership, congressional appropriators and authorizing committees (House and Senate Ag, and House Energy and Commerce) have worked diligently over the past two years to preserve the benefits and process improvements first realized with PRIA’s original enactment in 2004. The bill was signed by President Trump on Friday, March 8, 2019, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to implement the law quickly.
The original intent of PRIA was to establish a more predictable and effective registration and evaluation process for pesticide decisions. The law couples the collection of fees with specific decision review periods. This reauthorization includes technical changes and extends authority for EPA to collect updated pesticide registration and maintenance fees through 2023.