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Join the pesticide electronic mailing list to receive regular electronic updates on Agency actions relating to pesticide regulations. Updates are usually less than a page in length and designed to give stakeholders a brief overview of an action or issue along with links to the regulatory documents online (where available).

The Federal Register Environmental Documents Web site contains the full-text of selected Federal Register documents issued from the EPA or other Federal Agencies that concern environmentally-related issues, and beginning in October, 1994. These documents are further divided by topics such as Pesticides, Endangered Species, and Environmental Meetings. There are also topic specific daily listservs which will deliver the documents directly to your email box.

Pesticide issues in the works are summaries of current issues being worked on by the EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs.

Pesticide Use Data - The Pesticide Market Reports are designed to provide contemporary and historical economic profile information on the U.S. pesticide producing and using sectors covered by regulatory programs mandated by FIFRA. Economic profile information is provided on a variety of topics, particularly the pesticide market in terms of dollar values and quantities of active ingredient.

Publications from the Office of Pesticide Programs - This catalog lists many of OPP's publications. In most cases, the document is available online; if it is only available in hard copy, ordering information is provided.

The Global Information Network on Chemicals (GINC) contains links to national and international chemical safety Internet sites. The GINC project is supported by the World Health Organization, the International Labor Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. GINC's mission is to foster the generation and circulation of chemical-related information among all countries and international organizations for the promotion of chemical safety.  Exit EPA disclaimer


The National Poison Control Hotline was established to respond to emergency calls from concerned citizens about poison prevention. Housed in The National Capital Poison Center in Washington, DC, this hotline is manned 24 hours a day/7 days a week by registered nurses or pharmacists with backgrounds in critical care. All specialists have passed a national certification exam in toxicology. The Poison Center staff has access to a 24 hour interpreter service, with over 140 languages available, so callers who do not speak English are able to receive immediate help for emergency calls. Exit EPA disclaimer

The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) provides objective, science-based information about a variety of pesticide-related subjects, including pesticide products, recognition and management of pesticide poisonings, toxicology, and environmental chemistry. NPIC also lists state pesticide regulatory agencies, and provides links to their Web sites For more information, read the NPIC Factsheet.

Endangered Species Protection Program (Pesticides) (ESPP) - a toll-free information line is provided to aid people striving to protect endangered species from harm that may result from the use of some pesticides. Questions relating to ESPP and the Endangered Species Act may be answered, and publications for students may be requested, Monday - Friday 9:00 - 5:00 (Eastern Time) via the toll-free number below. After hours, leave a message and a telephone number or address where you may be reached.

More EPA-wide hotlines.

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OCSPP Information Services supports programs under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).

A list of other libraries in the EPA National Library Network

The Office of Pesticide Programs' Freedom of Information Act site provides information on FOIA and procedures for requesting a document from EPA through the Act.

National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP) is a central repository for all EPA documents with over 5500 titles in paper and/or electronic format, available for distribution. You can browse and search the National Publications Catalog and order EPA Publications online or by telephone at 1-800/490-9198.

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