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H.R. 3817: Protect Against Paraquat Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 17, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3817

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 17, 2019

(for herself, Ms. Clarke of New York, and Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois) 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 the pesticide paraquat, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protect Against Paraquat Act.

2.

Cancellation of registration of paraquat

(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)

paraquat shall be deemed to generally cause unreasonable adverse effects to humans in part due to its acute systemic toxicity and for being a known neurotoxin which causes Parkinson’s disease;

(2)

the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall cancel the registration of all uses of paraquat; 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 paraquat or any pesticide chemical residue that results from its use, 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 paraquat is prohibited.

(c)

Reregistration

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