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NASDA Comments on EPA's Neonicotinoid Risk Assessments

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) appreciates the opportunity to submit the following comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs’ (OPP): Aquatic Ecological Assessment for Imidicloprid; Combined Preliminary Pollinator Risk Assessment for Clothianidin and Thiamethoxam; the Draft Bee Assessment for Dinotefuran;…

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NASDA Comments on EPA's Draft Ecological Risk Assesment for Pyrethroid Registration Review

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) submits the following comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Draft Ecological Risk Assessments: Pyrethroid Registration Review (docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0384).About NASDANASDA represents the Commissioners, Secretaries, and Directors of the state departments of agriculture in all…

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Coalition Comment Extension Request on FDA's Genome Editing in New Plant Varieties Used for Foods

To whom it may concern: Thank you for the opportunity to provide information to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the use of genome editing techniques to produce new plant varieties that are used for human or animal food. It is our intent to provide answers and supporting information that address the complexities of the questions and topics posed by FDA in the Request for Comment.…

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Coalition Comment Extension Request on FDA's Draft Guidance for Intentionally Altered Genomic DNA in Animals

To whom it may concern: Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the 19 January 2017 draft revisions to FDA Guidance for Industry (GFI) #187. For a number of reasons, as noted below, we are requesting additional time to complete these comments. We request an extension of the comment period until at least June 19, 2017. Our request is…

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NASDA Letter Requesting Congressional Funding for State Mediation Programs

Dear Member of Congress:        The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) supports state mediation programs as a positive alternative to dispute resolution with USDA. NASDA supports and encourages federal and state funding of these programs and urges that funding must be timely and reliable. NASDA represents the Commissioners, Secretaries, and Directors…

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Coalition Letter Thanking House Agriculture Leadership for Initiating PRIA Reauthorization

Dear Mr. Chairman and Ranking Member Peterson:The undersigned organizations are grateful for your past support of the fee‐for‐service program for pesticide registration and re‐registration programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, commonly known as PRIA. More so, we are appreciative for your work and that of Subcommittee Chairman Davis and Ranking Member Lujan‐Grisham…

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Coalition Letter Expressing Support for Additional Funding Under the Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB) Strategy

Dear Chairmen Frelinghuysen & Aderholt, and Ranking Members Lowey & Bishop,We are writing to express our continuing strong support for an additional $35 million for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for research, monitoring and surveillance under the Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB) strategy.Efforts in both human health and animal health are leading to more judicious…

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Letter to Administrator Pruitt on Cooperative Federalism and Meeting Request

Dear Administrator Pruitt,Congratulations on your confirmation as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As co-regulators with the federal government, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) applauds your commitment to Cooperative Federalism, and NASDA stands ready to work with EPA to fulfill the spirit and intent of this charge.NASDA…