The Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) will host a webinar on Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. Eastern on the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act of 2022 (PRIA 5), which was signed into law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (PL 117-328) on Dec. 29, 2022.
Hosted by the PRIA Steering Committee, PRIA Coalition coordinator Laurie Flanagan, Executive Vice President at DC Legislative & Regulatory Services, PRIA Coalition acting chair Megan Provost, president of RISE, and other PRIA Coalition Members will share a summary of PRIA 5.
The webinar will provide an overview of the legislation, highlight changes to existing law, and an update to the implementation timeline.
Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar.
Provost wrote in the November issue for Pest Management Professional magazine that RISE is “planning for a new wave of national public opinion research that we look forward to sharing with PMPs early in the new year. In the meantime, our 2022 research gives us good reason to plan for and seek out conversations about pesticides to promote greater understanding and to support sound public policy.”
Some of the highlights she included to think about for 2023 included:
- Most Americans use pesticides. Fifty-eight percent of respondents have personally used, or paid someone to use pesticide products around their home this year.
- Approximately 76 percent of respondents agree pesticides are necessary to protect families from health problems and discomfort caused by bugs and weeds.
- Learning about the pesticide regulatory framework at the federal and state levels increases people’s perceptions of product safety, with 78 percent of respondents in agreement.
- Last, but not least, 62 percent of Americans agree their local government should not implement pesticide regulations that override federal or state regulatory authority.
About Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment
RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) is the national trade association representing manufacturers, formulators, distributors and other industry leaders engaged with the specialty pesticide and fertilizer industry.