US registration decisions on the rise
The US EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) completed 1,620 registration actions under the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) in fiscal 2007. This represented a 21% increase over the 1,347 decisions in fiscal 2006 (Agrow No 515, p 14). The number of completed actions has consistently increased each year since the PRIA came into effect in 2004, the OPP points out. All of the actions were completed within PRIA due dates in fiscal 2007.