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Family Smoking Prevention And Tobacco Control Act

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Family Smoking Prevention And Tobacco Control Act

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Mr. CHAMBLISS. Mr. President, the EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs has been protecting the environment, agricultural workers and the public health by regulating pesticides for many years. These chemicals are commonly used in agriculture, including the production of tobacco leaf. EPA approves the use of all pesticides in the United States under the authority of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act--FIFRA. I would ask Senator Harkin if this bill would in any way limit the authority of the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate pesticides under FIFRA.

Mr. HARKIN. I would respond to the Senator from Georgia that it is my understanding that nothing in the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act would restrict the Administrator's authority provided under FIFRA.

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