Response to EPA announcement regarding imidacloprid Email
Friday, January 15, 2016 10:00 AM


National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) had the following response to a recent EPA announcement:

Last week EPA announced a preliminary pollinator risk assessment for the neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid, which shows a potential threat to hives when the pesticide comes in contact with certain crops that attract pollinators. The assessment was highly preliminary and simplistic and the focus was primarily on agricultural crops. Nevertheless, we are concerned because EPA could go beyond the targeted crops listed to include the landscape site and landscape plant application rates.

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Regulatory Update: Pesticide Applicators' Act Email
Friday, January 15, 2016 12:00 AM


Pesticide applicationThe Pesticide Applicators’ Act (S.B. 15-119), renewed in early 2015, included new provisions on training for limited commercial and public applicators. Those new regulations are now in effect (as of January 1, 2016). They are:

House to vote disapproval of WOTUS rule Email
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 12:00 AM


Waters of the United StatesNALP issued the followed call-to-action regarding S. 1140 (Federal Water Quality Protection Act):

Please take a few minutes to once again send a letter to your Representatives related to Waters of the United States rule promulgated by EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

This week, the House of Representatives is expected to take up S. J. Resolution 22, to disapprove the WOTUS rule using the authority of the Congressional Review Act (CRA). The Senate passed this measure in November. The resolution would nullify the WOTUS rule. 

While President Obama will veto the measure, the fact that both the House and Senate passed the resolution will send yet another strong message to the Administration about opposition to the rule. More importantly, a strong vote by Congress could be raised in the various legal challenges to the rule to demonstrate that EPA and the Corps’ action is an example of regulatory overreach. 

Earlier this year, United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit recently issued a nationwide preliminary injunction that prevents EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) from implementing the rule while the court reviews the various legal matters raised in the lawsuit. The legal maneuverings in that case and others continue. 

Thank you for your engagement on this important issue. 

Previously on the LAB:
WOTUS Resolution Passes Senate, Moves to House
Clean water rule injunction extended nationwide
What is a WOTUS?

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Important announcement regarding the H-2B program Email
Wednesday, January 06, 2016 12:00 AM

H-2B myths vs. facts

The following was posted today on the US Department of Labor Web site regarding the H-2B visa program:

(OMB Approval of Revisions to Appendix B of Form ETA-9142B and Form ETA-9165 in order to Implement Provisions of 2016 DOL Appropriations Act)

Dept of Labor issues emergency guidance for 2016 DOL Appropriations Act Email
Tuesday, January 05, 2016 12:00 AM

H-2B myths vs. facts

The US Department of Labor issued emergency guidance on implementing the 2016 DOL Appropriations Act. Download the guidance at this link.

According to the guidance:

1) DOL will not approve PWDs based on wage surveys until a notice of action is issued by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

2) DOL will not issue final certification determinations until OMB approves changes to the form. Until a new form is approved, employers may continue to use the old form.

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