Summary

Pesticides must be registered with the EPA before being manufactured, distributed, or used in the United States (FIFRA §3).

Pesticides issued prior to November 1, 1984, must be reregistered (FIFRA §4).

The EPA can cancel or suspend a registered pesticide based upon failure to seek reregistration after five years, an imminent hazard, or a showing of unreasonable adverse effects on the environment (FIFRA §6).

The FIFRA makes it unlawful to sell or distribute any pesticide which is unregistered or is otherwise improperly accounted for according to the act (FIFRA §12).

The FIFRA provides for civil and criminal penalties for violating the act (FIFRA §14).

The FIFRA provides for judicial review of nondiscretionary actions by the EPA under the act (FIFRA §16).

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