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EPA Awards Oregon State University with the National Pesticide Information Center Cooperative Agreement

For Release:  April 22, 2019

EPA has awarded a cooperative agreement to Oregon State University (OSU) to support the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC), which provides the public with objective, science-based information on pesticide-related subjects through a website, toll-free telephone service, and outreach. Trained experts will respond to questions on the risks associated with pesticide use, restrictions on pesticide use, who to contact for regulatory enforcement, and how to report information on incidents. NPIC will also collect information on suspected incidents that callers give voluntarily.

The cooperative agreement is funded at $1,000,000 for the first year, with a total amount of up to $5,000,000 over the five years of the cooperative agreement (2019-2024), subject to the availability of funds. EPA solicited proposals from eligible applicants, and applications were due on July 30, 2018.

To learn more about the National Pesticide Information Center see: