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“EPA Limits Enforcement Of Pesticide Application Boundaries”

“The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday finalized a rule that narrows the areas where farmers are required to limit human presence during the application of pesticides.

The agency’s new regulation makes it so that rules governing areas surrounding pesticide application are only enforceable on a farmer’s property and not in surrounding “off-farm” areas.

People besides handlers aren’t supposed to be within these so-called application exclusion zones (AEZ) for safety reasons.”

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill October 29, 2020.