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ABOUT US

The Office of Pest Management Policy (OPMP) was created by the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998  in response to grower concerns about the implementation of the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).  By 1998 statute, and as reauthorized in the Agricultural Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-79), OPMP “shall be responsible for

WHAT WE DO

Currently the OPMP is actively working with EPA on pesticide registration review issues that will help them meet their statutory deadline for reviewing all pesticides registered as of October 1, 2007 by October 1, 2022 while ensuring that the needs of growers are represented.  OPMP also provides leadership in the adoption of the National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management (IPM);  represents USDA at the Honeybee Health Coalition and the Monarch Collaborative;  responds to national needs related to alien and invasive pest species; works with the EPA Office of Water on the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Pesticide General Permits (PGPs) as needed; and represents USDA’s interests during meetings of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol to defend the need and use of methyl bromide.

In addition, OPMP: