Editor’s Note: The following statement has been provided to trade media this afternoon by associations in the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA III) coalition, of which Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) is a member:
The PRIA Coalition appreciates the support and efforts of the leadership in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to pass S. 3552, the Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2012. S. 3552 reauthorizes the collection of fees to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pesticide Program registration process. The PRIA Coalition is especially appreciative of the work done by the authorizing committees of jurisdiction including the Senate Agriculture Committee, House Agriculture Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The leadership of Senators Stabenow and Roberts and Representatives Lucas, Peterson, Upton and Waxman represent the commitment to this important registration program administered by EPA.
The PRIA Coalition also acknowledges the continuing support and efforts of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees for their part in ensuring the successful reauthorization of PRIA. The PRIA Coalition expressly acknowledges the efforts of Senators Feinstein and Murkowski and as well as Representatives Simpson and Moran.