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EPA Proposes Plan to Clean Up Toxic Site in Glen Cove, New York; New Phase in Multi-Million Dollar Cleanup to be Launched Apr 17, 2014
EPA Stops New Jersey Company from Selling Illegal Pesticides; Protects Public from Health Risks Apr 16, 2014
Settlements Ensure that New England Painting Companies Protect Children from Lead Paint Hazards Apr 15, 2014
EPA Proposes Plan to Remove Toxic Sediment from the Passaic River; Largest Cleanup in EPA History Will Protect People’s Health and Create Jobs Apr 11, 2014
EPA Enforcement Settlement Addresses Pesticide Violations by Chemical Universe, Inc., of North Kansas City, Mo. Apr 10, 2014
EPA Reaches Agreement with Two Companies Requiring the Cleanup of Asbestos at a School and Head Start Facility in Penuelas, Puerto Rico Apr 08, 2014
EPA Begins Effort to Reduce Children’s Exposure to Lead Paint in New Haven, Conn. Area Apr 07, 2014
National Settlement Yields Hundreds of Millions for Superfund Sites in New Jersey and New York; Parties Reach Agreement for More than $4 Billion to Pay for Environmental Cleanups, with More than $440 Million Going to Two EPA Sites in NJ and One in NY Apr 03, 2014
EPA Takes Action to Protect Public from an Illegal Nano Silver Pesticide in Food Containers; Cites NJ Company for Selling Food Containers with an Unregistered Pesticide Warns Large Retailers Not to Sell These Products Mar 31, 2014
Three Companies to Repay EPA for Costs of Cleaning Up Contaminated Site in Clifton, New Jersey; Successful Cleanup of Leaking Drums Protecting Health and Safety of Community Mar 31, 2014


A combination of program news and news feeds from various agricultural, environmental and safety resources referencing pesticides and pest management.

Vo-Ag Teachers Pesticide Safety Education Institute

A short course for Virginia vocational agriculture teachers with instruction associated with pesticide safety, environmental protection, occupational safety, and legal compliance. Credits will be available for Virginia state pesticide applicator certification license recertification (Cat 3A, 10, 90, 91) and for teacher license renewal.

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2013 Virginia Pesticide Safety Educators Workshop

This year's VIRGINIA PESTICIDE SAFETY EDUCATORS WORKSHOP will be held at the HOTEL ROANOKE on SEPTEMBER 4-5, 2013. Agents and specialists who have dedicated time to the pesticide safety education plan of work should attend.

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Hazard Communication Standard: Workers Must Train by 12/01/13

OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard is now aligned with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. This update to the Hazard Communication Standard provides a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. The first deadline in the implementation phase is December 1, 2013. This is the date by which employers must train workers on the new label elements and safety data sheet.

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Online Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training

Virginia Cooperative Extension has announced the availability of a free online training and testing program (Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training, FACT)

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2013 Virginia Pesticide Waste Disposal Calendar

A list of pesticide waste disposal programs scheduled by VDACS for SW Virginia this year (2013).

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