Serial No. 112-26; Serial No. 112-13: At Risk: American Jobs, Agriculture, Health and Species - The Costs of Federal Regulatory Dysfunction, Joint Oversight Hearing, Before the Committee on Natural Resources, U.S. House of Representatives Joint with the Committee on Agriculture, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, Tuesday, May 3, 2011   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the opening statement of Frank D. Lucas: "Though joint hearings represent a logistical challenge, the interactions and contradictions between the laws in the programs under our various jurisdictions suggest that effective oversight will require more cooperation between committees in the future. Recently, the Agriculture Committee engaged in a joint oversight process with the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure that led to the successful passage of bipartisan legislation in the House which would eliminate a costly, burdensome, and duplicative regulatory process for pesticides. While we wait for movement of the bill in the Senate, we now turn our attention to another costly and burdensome regulatory process that is both duplicative and dysfunctional. In the process of reviewing individual pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, the EPA assesses more than 120 scientific studies evaluating the product safety and effectiveness. Pesticides distributed in the United States must be evaluated and registered by the EPA based on scientific data showing they will not cause unreasonable risks to human health, workers, or the environment when used as directed on the EPA-approved product label." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Doc Hastings, Frank D. Lucas, Edward J. Markey, Collin C. Peterson, David Rivera, Angela Beehler, Steven Bradbury, Barry Bushue, Debra Edwards, Joseph Glauber, Rowan Gould, W.F. "Zeke" Grader, Jr., West Mathison, Dan Newhouse, Eric Schwaab, Bill Flores, Grace F. Napolitano, and Gregario Kilili Camacho Sablan.

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