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EPA grant will aid Eight Northern Indian Pueblo Council’s pesticide outreach

Contact Information: 
Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

DALLAS – (Oct. 31, 2016) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded the Eight Northern Indian Pueblo Council $46,887 to support pesticide programs. The council provides technical assistance on environmental issues to tribes and pueblos in New Mexico.

The funds will go to the council’s pesticide program to support research, development, monitoring, education, outreach, training, demonstrations and studies. The pesticide program is part of the council’s cooperative agreement with EPA to assess the environmental needs and risks of tribes and pueblos and provide outreach, education and technical assistance to tribes and pueblos in protecting human health and the environment.

The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act regulates the registration, distribution, sale and use of pesticides. The law covers all kinds of pesticides, including herbicides, antimicrobials and devices. All pesticides must be registered with EPA and used or applied only according to labelled instructions. Farms or companies applying pesticides must also comply with the Worker Protection Standards program to protect agricultural workers from the effects of pesticide exposure.

For more about EPA’s pesticides program: https://www.epa.gov/pesticides

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