ISSA Advocacy Recap—2020 ISSA Pesticide Registration Survey Now Available

July 24, 2020 ISSA Advocacy Recap—2020 ISSA Pesticide Registration Survey Now Available

Welcome to the ISSA Advocacy Recap, our regular roundup of the latest public policy issues impacting the cleaning industry. This week’s recap touches on the release of ISSA’s 2020 Pesticide Registration Survey, EPA’s approval of 32 more products that are expected to kill SARS-CoV-2, a federal court’s order for the Trump Administration to comply with Supreme Court’s DACA ruling, and more.

2020 ISSA Pesticide Registration Survey Now Available
ISSA provides the State Pesticide Registration Survey on an annual basis as a benefit to our members. Each year, we compile this document with updated listings of all pesticide registration fees, renewal dates, penalties for selling unregistered pesticides, and state registration authority references. Many pesticide manufacturers now sell their products in more states than they previously did due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so having access to the most up-to-date regulatory information is more important than ever.

EPA Adds to List of Products That Are Helping to Reduce Spread of COVID-19
On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added 32 new surface disinfectants to List N, the agency’s list of products expected to kill SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.  “Through our efforts to expand List N,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, “we are ensuring that Americans have a broad set of approved products to clean and disinfect surfaces to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.”

Federal Court Orders Trump Administration to Comply with Supreme Court’s DACA Ruling
On July 17, a federal court ruled that the Trump administration must begin to operate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program again, after the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has continued to not accept new applications for the immigration program despite a Supreme Court ruling last month that reinstated DACA. “From the Supreme Court down, the courts have made it clear: DACA stands, and now its doors are open to new Dreamers to apply,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who led the multi-state effort to protect DACA before the Supreme Court, said in a statement.

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