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go directly to report, HTML _ 97-22 - Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention: Federal Mandates for Local Government
11-Sep-1998; Linda-Jo Schierow; 2 p.
Abstract: (Replaced 93-91) The federal Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act; as amended, established requirements for the detection and control of lead-based paint hazards in public and private housing. Only some local governments have implementation responsibilities, but all local governments are eligib.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Pesticides, Pollution, General
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go directly to report, HTML _ 95-1059 - Dioxin: Reassessing the Risk
11-Sep-1998; Linda-Jo Schierow; 6 p.
Abstract: For more than 25 years scientists have studied dioxin, a potent animal carcinogen, but opinions remain divided with regard to its human health risk. Based on new data and scientific knowledge, EPA has been updating its assessment of dioxin risk since 1991. In December 1994, EPA submitted for review .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Pesticides
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go directly to report, HTML _ 96-759 - Pesticide Legislation: Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-170)
11-Sep-1996; Linda Jo Schierow; 32 p.
Abstract: The 104th congress enacted significant changes to the Federal Insecticide, fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), governing U.S. sale and use of pesticide products, and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), which limits pesticide residues on food. The vehicle of these changes was H.R. 1.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Pesticides, Agriculture
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go directly to report, HTML _ 98-264 - Organic Foods and the Proposed Federal Certification and Labeling Program
8-Sep-1998; Gene Rowson; 6 p.
Abstract: In mid-December 1997, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule to establish national standards for the marketing of organically produced foods. 1 The purpose of the rule is to give consumers confidence in the legitimacy of all products sold as organ.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Pesticides
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go directly to report, HTML _ 95-514 - The Delaney Clause Effects on Pesticide Policy
13-Jul-1995; Donna U. Vogt; 5 p.
Abstract: Pesticide residues in processed foods are regulated under Section 409 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) which pertains to ¨food additives.¨ Section 409 specifically addresses cancer-causing (carcinogens) pesticide residues in processed foods with its Delaney Clause. This C.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Pesticides
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go directly to report, PDF _ IB10098 - Fruits and Vegetables: Issues for Congress
29-May-2002; Brenda Branaman; 19 p.
Update: January 27, 2003

MOST RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

The status of legislation making appropriations for USDA for FY2003, which would include provisions affecting the Department?s several programs affecting the fruit and vegetable industry, cannot be reported definitively at this time. Floor debate has n.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Although fruits and vegetables are not among crops normally receiving farm subsidies, there are a number of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) activities and programs that provide support to fruit and vegetable growers. These include crop disaster assistance and, in recent years, market loss assi.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Pesticides

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go directly to report, HTML _ 93-510 - The Delaney Dilemma: Regulating Pesticide Residues in Foods - Seminar Proceedings, March 16, 1993
19-May-1993; Donna Vogt; 32 p.
Abstract: A provision in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Delaney Clause, appears to lower risks in the setting of tolerances for pesticide residues. It prohibits any substance from being added to processed foods if it induces cancer in man or animals. In reality, the provision created a dilemma .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Pesticides
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS20043 - Pesticide Residue Regulation: Analysis of Food Quality Protection Act Implementation
20-Apr-2001; Linda-Jo Schierow; 6 p.
Update: November 4, 2002
Previous releases:
http://www.NCSEonline.org/nle/crsreports/pesticides/pest-10.pdf
http://www.NCSEonline.org/nle/crsreports/pesticides/pest-10.cfm
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Abstract: The Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA) amended the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), governing U.S. registration, sale, and use of pesticide products, and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), under which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets a.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Pesticides, Agriculture, Risk & Reform
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go directly to report _ APBB - Agriculture Policy & Farm Bill Briefing Book
12-Mar-2001; CRS Staff; 20 p.
Abstract: The 107th Congress will consider major farm legislation, commonly referred as ¨the farm bill.¨ What is it, and why is it needed?

Federal agricultural policies are governed by several different laws, many of which are considered, revised, and renewed through an omnibus, multi-year &#.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Legislative, Pesticides

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go directly to report, HTML _ RS20778 - Endocrine Disruption: An Introduction
11-Jan-2001; Linda-Jo Schierow, Eugene Buck; 3 p.
Abstract: Exposure to certain chemicals in the environment could disrupt the hormone systems of animals and humans, according to some scientists who are concerned about potential risks to public health and ecosystems. Congress has mandated chemical screening to assess the potential of pesticides an.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Pesticides, Risk & Reform, Pollution
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