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Introduced in House (07/26/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6631


To cancel the registration of all uses of organophosphate pesticides, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 26, 2018

Ms. Velázquez (for herself and Mr. Grijalva) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To cancel the registration of all uses of organophosphate pesticides, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Ban Nerve Agents In Our Food Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Cancellation of registration of or­gan­o­phos­phate pesticides.

(a) In general.—Pursuant to section 6(b) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. 136d(b)), effective on the date of the enactment of this Act—

(1) organophosphate pesticides shall be deemed to generally cause unreasonable adverse effects on the environment due in part to dietary risks to humans posed by residues of such pesticide chemicals on food;

(2) the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall cancel the registration of all uses of organophosphate pesticides; and

(3) following such cancellation the Administrator shall, in accordance with section 408(l)(2) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 346a(l)(2)) revoke any tolerance or exemption that allows the presence of organophosphate pesticides or any pesticide chemical residue that results from use of such pesticides, in or on food.

(b) Use of existing stocks.—Notwithstanding section 6(a) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. 136d(a)), effective on the date of the enactment of this Act, the continued sale and use of existing stocks of organophosphate pesticides is prohibited.

(c) Reregistration.—Effective on the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency may not reregister or­gan­o­phos­phate pesticides under section 4 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. 136a–1).


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