The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (or FIFRA), 7 U.S.C. § 136 et seq. Title 7 of the United States Code outlines the role of Agriculture in the United States Code. Et seq or sqq (adv An abbreviation of the Latin phrase et sequens ( et sequentes, et sequentia) meaning "and the following is a United States federal law that set up the basic US system of pesticide regulation to protect applicators, consumers and the environment. The law of the United States was originally largely derived from the Common law system of English law, which was in force at the time of the Revolutionary A pesticide is a substance or mixture of substances used to kill a pest. See also Nature The natural environment, commonly referred to simply as the environment, is a terminology that is comprised of all living and It is administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the appropriate environmental agencies of the respective states. The current version of FIFRA underwent a major revision in 1972 and superseded the Federal Insecticide Act of 1910 and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act of 1947. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (or FIFRA) Et seq. The act was amended somewhat in 1996 by the Food Quality Protection Act. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) The Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA of 1996 is a United States federal law. In 1988, it was amended again to change pesticide registration laws and to require reregistration of certain pesticides that had been registered before 1984. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) 
When FIFRA was first passed in 1947, it gave the United States Department of Agriculture responsibility for regulating pesticides. Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  In 1972, when FIFRA underwent a major revision, it transferred responsibility of pesticide regulation to the Environmental Protection Agency and shifted emphasis to protection of the environment and public health.  The 1972 version is largely still in place.
FIFRA established a set of pesticide regulations:
- FIFRA established registration for all pesticides, which is only done after a period of data collection to determine the effectiveness for its intended use, appropriate dosage, and hazards of the particular material. A pesticide is a substance or mixture of substances used to kill a pest. When registered, a label is created to instruct the final user the proper usage of the material. If instructions are ignored, users are liable for any negative consequences.
Label directions are designed to maximize the effectiveness of the product, while protecting the applicator, consumers, and the environment. Critics of the process point out, on the one hand that the research to produce the label is entirely done by the manufacturer and not much checking is done on its accuracy. On the other hand some consider the process too strict. It costs millions of dollars and often several years to register a pesticide, which limits production only to large players. Likewise many smaller or specialty uses are never registered, because the companies do not consider the potential sales sufficient to justify the investment.
- Only a few pesticides are available to the general public, and can be used by anyone who will follow directions. Most pesticides are considered too hazardous for general use, and are restricted to certified applicators. FIFRA established a system of examination and certification both at the private level and at the commercial level for applicators who wish to purchase and use restricted use pesticides. Because of safety concerns some Pesticides are not available to the general public in the United States. The distribution of restricted pesticides is also monitored.
- The EPA has different review processes for three categories of pesticides: antimicrobials, biopesticides, and conventional pesticides. An antimicrobial is a substance that kills or inhibits the growth of Microbes such as Bacteria, Fungi, or Viruses. The three categories have a similar application process, but have different data requirements and review policies. Depending on the category of pesticide, the review process can take several years. After a pesticide is registered with the EPA, there may be state registration requirements to consider.
- ^ a b c Willson, Harold R (February 23, 1996), Pesticide Regulations. A pesticide is a substance or mixture of substances used to kill a pest. Under United States laws pesticide misuse is the use of a Pesticide in a way that violates laws regulating their use or endangers humans or the environment many Because of safety concerns some Pesticides are not available to the general public in the United States. University of Minnesota. Retrieved on 2007-10-15. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 533 - Byzantine General Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the
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