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Sep 05 2012

ECOS TRI Project- Small Grants RFP Deadline Sept 6th

You have until tomorrow night 11:59pm EST, September 6, 2012 to submit your proposal for the 2012 ECOS TRI Project Grants focused on 1. States and the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and 2. TRI and public health/risk communication. For more information or to submit your proposal please click the link below.  If you have difficulty uploading […]


Aug 13 2012

EPA Seeking Feedback on New Tool to Address Community Environmental Issues

For more information please see: To sign up to pilot the tool click here:   Community-Focused Exposure and Risk Screening Tool (C-FERST) The Issue Communities and individuals are faced with exposure to many environmental stressors. They want to understand their health risks and how to prevent them, but face many obstacles. Accessing, integrating, […]


Aug 13 2012

Worried about environmental health conditions in your community?

Check out the Community Action for Environmental Public Health page at This Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) page helps communities and citizens determine environmental health issues and concerns within your area. Learn how to evaluate environmental health information for your community and assess possible risks. Help mobilize action in your community to get them more […]


Aug 09 2012

Natural Resources Defense Council Uses TRI Data for State Rankings on Toxic Air Pollution from Power Plants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press contact:  Will Harwood, or 703-276-3255; and Liz Heyd,  or 202-289-2424. Virginia Ranks Among 20 Worst States for Toxic Air Pollution from Power Plants Power Plants Are Huge Factor in Virginia’s Overall Pollution Picture, Including Toxic Mercury Emissions RICHMOND, VA (August 9, 2012) – Virginia is the 12th worst state in the nation when […]


Jul 26 2012

ECOS TRI Project- Small Grants RFP on States & TRI and TRI and Public Health/Risk Communication

The Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals for projects that focus on: A. States and the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and B. TRI and environmental public health/risk communication. ECOS will award 2-3 grants to organizations interested in exploring how TRI data is or can be utilized by […]


Jul 11 2012

US EPA’s Extramural Research on TRI and Pollution Prevention

US EPA supports leading edge extramural research in exposure, effects, risk assessment, and risk management through competitions for STAR grants, fellowships, and research contracts under the Small Business Innovative Research Program.  Several of these grants have focused on using TRI data and other information for pollution prevention purposes.   Please click the link below for […]


Jun 13 2012

TRI University Engagement-George Washington University Spotlight Students Collaborate with EPA on Urban Sustainability Solutions June 2012 As part of their capstone project, graduate students in Professor Henry Teng’s Environmental Resource Policy Program took on a new role: consultants to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop strategies for addressing the health risks associated with contamination of the soil, water, and air in urban […]


Aug 04 2011

National Academy of Sciences Report Offers Framework To Guide EPA On Incorporating Sustainability In Its Decision Making

Date:  Aug. 2, 2011 WASHINGTON – A new report from the National Research Council presents a framework for incorporating sustainability into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s principles and decision making.  The framework, which was requested by EPA, is intended to help the agency better assess the social, environmental, and economic impacts of various options as […]


Jul 21 2011

Funding Opportunity for Community-based Projects

For your information, the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) recently implemented its North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA) program. The objective of the NAPECA program is to empower and build the capacity of local peoples and organizations to improve their health and environmental quality. The NAPECA program seeks to support efforts […]


Apr 22 2011

EPA Seeks Comment on Petition for Bilingual Pesticide Labels

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EPA has received a petition from the Migrant Clinicians Network, Farmworker Justice, and other farm worker interest groups asking the Agency to require that manufacturers to make their pesticide product labels available in both English and Spanish. EPA is seeking public comment from all interested groups and members of the public before responding to the petition.

How to Comment

EPA is accepting comment on the petition until June 28, 2011. Responses to the questions below would be especially useful. The petition and EPA?s March 30, 2011 Federal Register notice announcing it are available in docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0014 at

Please submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0014, by one of the following methods:

Federal Rulemaking Portal: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.

Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001.

Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only accepted during the Docket?s normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). The Docket facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

For more information on the petition or to view the specific questions for comments, use the link below. regulating/labels/biling ual-pesticide-labels.html


At present, EPA allows pesticide manufacturers to add labeling in other languages, in addition to providing pesticide product labels in English. For agricultural products subject to the Worker Protection Standard, EPA requires that certain parts of the pesticide label include words or phrases in Spanish. In response to the petition request, EPA is considering whether to more broadly require bilingual labeling in English and in Spanish for more or all pesticide products. The Agency would like to receive public comment on the potential benefits and costs or disadvantages of a bilingual pesticide labeling requirement, and on the potential scope of such a requirement. Some options regarding the potential scope include requiring bilingual labeling for:

  • Certain types of pesticides
  • Certain use sites
  • Products containing certain active ingredients
  • Products in particular acute toxicity categories
  • Certain parts of pesticide labels