PANNA: Resource Pointer #203


Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)

Resource Pointer #203

April 7, 1999

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), Fact Sheets on New Active Ingredients* Contains comprehensive information on conventional pesticide active ingredients, including year of initial registration, chemical family, U.S. producer, application sites, types of formulations, methods of application, application rates, and toxicological characteristics. Fiscal years 1998 and 1999 are available. OPP will expand this page to include more new active ingredients, as well as those registered in previous years.

*Pesticide Data Program, Annual Summary Calendar Year 1997* United States Department of Agriculture. Summarizes test data on insecticide, herbicide, fungicide and growth regulator residues found in fresh and processed fruits, vegetables, whole milk and grains. Participating states include California, Florida, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Texas, Washington, Colorado, Maryland and Wisconsin, representing 50% of the nation’s population. 50 pp. Contact Dr. Robert L. Epstein, Associate Deputy Administrator for Science and Technology, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, P.O. Box 96456, Room 3522-S, Stop Code 0222, Washington, DC 20090-6456; fax (703) 369-0678.

*Status of Pesticides in Registration, Reregistration and Special Review, 1998* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Provides status of pesticides that are undergoing or have completed pesticide registration or review process as mandated by Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. Lists “new” pesticide active ingredients, those initially registered since November 1, 1984, which by law are not subject to reregistration. Available at 458 pp. For hardcopies contact National Center for Environmental Publications and Information (EPA/NCEPI), P.O. Box 42419, Cincinatti, OH 45242-2419; phone (800) 490-9198; fax (513) 489-8695.

*Pesticides and Texas Water Quality, January 1999* Texas Pesticide Information Network. Overview of pesticide-related water issues in Texas. Presents an evaluation of available reports of pesticides in Texas surface water and fish tissue. Analyzes drinking water and groundwater data and examines limitations of present surface water data. Promotes the need for a pesticide use reporting system and looks at how this would affect water quality monitoring. 100 pp. Available at Hardcopies US$10. Contact Texas Center for Policy Studies, P.O. Box 2618, Austin, Texas 78768; phone (512) 474-0811; fax (512) 474-7846; email

*Realm of the Unknown: Pesticide Use in Texas, January 1999* Texas Pesticide Information Network. Provides an overview of pesticide use in the U.S. Examines pesticide use in Texas by agricultural and non-agricultural sectors. Looks at federal pesticide regulation, the Food Quality Protection Act, and Texas state programs. Reviews Integrated Pest Management and organic production in Texas. 40 pp. Available at Hardcopies US$5. Contact Texas Center for Policy Studies, P.O. Box 2618, Austin, Texas 78768; phone (512) 474-0811; fax (512) 474-7846; email

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