US industry welcomes PRIA III passage
The US crop protection association, CropLife America (CLA), has welcomed the passage of legislation by Congress that ensures continuation of pesticide registration service fees. The Senate passed the Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2012 (or “PRIA III” – S 3552) on September 13th and the House of Representatives similarly passed legislation the next day. The original PRIA was passed in 2003 and reauthorised in 2007. Its mandate was due to expire on September 30th. The PRIA III mandate runs until September 30th 2017.