TAG: EPA

EPA, Army release new definition for Waters of the US

January 28, 2020By

EPA and the Army Corps announced a new definition for “waters of the United States,” commonly known as “WOTUS.” This is the final 2020 Clean Water Rule, known as the Navigable Waters Protection Rule and the second step in a two-step process to review and revise the definition of “waters of the United States.” The Navigable Waters Protection Rule highlights... read more

EPA announces year-round sales of E15 gasoline, OPEI responds

June 5, 2019By
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15) will expand to year-round. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing small engine, utility vehicle and outdoor power equipment manufacturers and suppliers, issued the following statement in response to the EPA’s announcement. “We will continue to advise consumers and professional users of... read more

EPA approves Vexis herbicide granular

January 24, 2019By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved federal registration for Vexis herbicide granular, which will be available for sale in mid-2019. Based on a new proprietary active ingredient, pyrimisulfan, Vexis is the result of a partnership between PBI-Gordon Corp., Kumiai Chemical Industry Co. Ltd. and its US subsidiary K-I Chemical U.S.A. Vexis is formulated for use on residential and commercial sites,... read more

EPA, Army propose new WOTUS definition

December 19, 2018By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) are proposing a new definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act. According to the EPA, the proposal contains a straightforward definition that would result in significant cost savings, protect the nation’s navigable waters, help sustain economic growth and... read more

Toro awarded 2018 WaterSense Excellence Award

October 9, 2018By

The U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) awarded The Toro Co. with a 2018 WaterSense Excellence Award for its education and outreach efforts. This marks the third consecutive year Toro has received this award. Toro received one of the 21 WaterSense awards at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas. “The responsible use of water is an important focus of our business,”... read more

Issue Brief: Science shouldn’t be politicized

September 10, 2018By

Attempts by some lawmakers to apply political solutions to questions of science is a disturbing trend impacting the green industry. In the U.S., we have a scientific, legal and administrative framework to evaluate pesticides for safety and effectiveness. Before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants or renews registration to a product, extensive research is conducted so we can be confident... read more