INTERNET NEWSBRIEF, November 20, 1998 ** EPA INFORMATION ** Registration Status Information, Office of Pesticide Programs http://resendpa.gov/pesticides/status.htm EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs put together this page to provide easy access to a wide range of pesticide registration information. A recent addition to this page is the 1998 version of the Rainbow Report, otherwise known as the "Status of Pesticides in Registration, Reregistration, and Special Review". This report, available at http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/Rainbow/98rainbo.pdf in PDF format, provides the status of pesticides that are undergoing or have completed the pesticide reregistration or Special Review programs mandated by the federal pesticide law, FIFRA (the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act). The report also lists "new" pesticide active ingredients--those initially registered since November 1, 1984, which by law are not subject to reregistration. These new pesticides will be reviewed periodically in the future through the registration review program under the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act. ** ACADEMIC INFORMATION ** Pesticide Education Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln http://ianrwww.unl.edu/ianr/pat/ephome.htm Designed by the Pesticide Education Office of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, this site has received numerous awards for the information service it provides. One can find information about educational and training programs that address health, the environment, and pesticide safety. Such programs include pesticide applicator training (PAT), as well as pesticide education for the general public. The site offers access to such online documents as the National Core Manual, "Applying Pesticides Correctly," and their monthly newsletter, "The Label." This month's issue covers the EPA proposal to designate plants as pesticides. Comments by scientists and the official EPA position are presented. Information is also provided in the November issue on EPA's changes in pesticide registration priorities. ** GOVERNMENT INFORMATION ** National Integrated Pest Management Network (NIPMN), U. S. Department of Agriculture http://www.reeusda.gov/nipmn/ Integrated pest management promotes minimized pesticide use, enhanced environmental stewardship, and sustainable systems. The National Integrated Pest Management Network (NIPMN) is the result of a public-private partnership dedicated to making the latest and most accurate pest management information available on the World Wide Web. The network consists of web servers for each of the USDA defined regions (Southern, Northeastern, North Central, and Western) in the US. Within each region, participating institutions provide state-specific or subject-specific information. This site acts as the gateway to your region, plus offers national news, announcements, and an online forum to discuss pesticide issues or share solutions. ** INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION ** Pesticide Management Unit, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations http://www.fao.org/ag/agp/agpp/Pesticid/ This division of FAO works with member countries to introduce sustainable and environmentally sound agricultural practices which reduce the health hazard associated with the use of pesticides. Of particular concern are countries where living and working conditions make pesticide use more hazardous. Access such online texts as the International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides which provides solutions for this particular problem. This site also disseminates numerous other online publications like Pesticide Management Guidelines or information on pesticide residue in foods. For more information on the latter, try their newly updated database, Codex Alimentarius: Database on Maximum Limits for Pesticide Residue in Foods. ** BUSINESS/CORPORATE/NONPROFIT INFORMATION ** Rachel Carson Council http://members.aol.com/rccouncil/ourpage/index.htm A clearinghouse and library with information at both scientific and layperson levels on pesticide-related issues, the Rachel Carson Council develops its knowledge from literature searches and conversations with experts. It then provides answers to the public and also produces various publications clarifying pesticide dangers and bringing alternative pest controls to the public's attention. Browse their online library of factsheets, newsletters, and publications information. Find information about their recent Wildlife, Pesticides, and People Conference, held in September 1998. Currently only the agenda is available online; however, contact information is available to acquire conference proceedings, videos, and audiotapes. DISCLAIMER The information provided in Internet Newsbrief was correct, to the best of our knowledge, at the time of publication. It is important to remember, however, the dynamic nature of the Internet. Resources that are free and publicly available one day may require a fee or restrict access the next, and the location of items may change as menus and homepages are reorganized. Internet NewsBrief is a weekly service from the EPA Headquarters Library that provides a sampling of new and/or useful Internet resources for EPA staff and other environmental professionals. 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