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S 718

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 718

To amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to improve the use of certain registered pesticides.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 4, 2011

Mr. ROBERTS introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry


A BILL

To amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to improve the use of certain registered pesticides.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. USE OF REGISTERED PESTICIDES.

    Section 3(f) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. 136a(f)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

      `(5) USE OF REGISTERED PESTICIDES- Notwithstanding any other law, no permit shall be required for--

        `(A) the use of a pesticide that is registered or otherwise authorized for use under this Act, if that use is in accordance with this Act; or

        `(B)(i) the use of a biological control organism (as defined in section 403 of the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7702)) for the prevention, control, or eradication of a plant pest or noxious weed, if that use is in accordance with that Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.); or

        `(ii) the conduct of any other plant pest, noxious weed, or pest control activity under that Act, if that activity is conducted in accordance with that Act.'.

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