WASHINGTON, DC -- This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delayed the compliance deadline for the updated Certification of Pesticide Applicators rule from March 6 until May 22, 2017. Among other things, the new rule has stricter competency standards for those applying restricted use pesticides and establishes a minimum age for certified applicators.
EPA decided to delay the implementation in order to give new Agency officials time to review the rule and decide whether they want to pursue a more substantive review. The notice
was published in the Federal Register Monday and USA Rice will continue to monitor any changes EPA proposes to the rule.