Federal Insecticide. Fungicide. and Rodenticide Act

FIFRA (Wikipedia)
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
Great Seal of the United States
Other short titlesFederal Insecticide Act of 1910
Long titleAn Act for preventing the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated or misbranded Paris greens, lead arsenates, and other insecticides, and also fungicides, and for regulating traffic therein and for other purposes.
Acronyms (colloquial)FIA, FIFRA
NicknamesInsecticide Act of 1910
Enacted bythe 61st United States Congress
EffectiveApril 26, 1910
Public law61-152
Statutes at Large36 Stat. 331
Titles amended7 U.S.C.: Agriculture
U.S.C. sections created7 U.S.C. ch. 6 § 136 et seq.
Legislative history
Major amendments
Federal Environmental Pesticide Control Act (1972)
Food Quality Protection Act

The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) is a United States federal law that set up the basic U.S. system of pesticide regulation to protect applicators, consumers, and the environment. It is administered and regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the appropriate environmental agencies of the respective states. FIFRA has undergone several important amendments since its inception. A significant revision in 1972 by the Federal Environmental Pesticide Control Act (FEPCA) and several others have expanded EPA's present authority to oversee the sales and use of pesticides with emphasis on the preservation of human health and protection of the environment by "(1) strengthening the registration process by shifting the burden of proof to the chemical manufacturer, (2) enforcing compliance against banned and unregistered products, and (3) promulgating the regulatory framework missing from the original law".

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