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ARA and TFI Sent Comments to OMB Recommending New NAICS Category

Apr 24, 2020

ARA & TFI sent comments to the Office of Management and Budget recommending a new category be added to the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) to better define agricultural retailer operations.

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ARA Joins Coalition in Sending Comments to CEQ on NEPA Proposed Rule

Mar 10, 2020

ARA joins a coalition in sending comments in support of the Council on Environmental Quality's (CEQ) proposed rule to modernize the implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

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ARA Sent Comments to FAA on Proposed Rulemaking on Remote Identification of Drones

Mar 02, 2020

ARA sent comments to the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) on its proposed rulemaking on the remote identification of drones.

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ARA Sent Comments to Maine Legislators Opposing Pesticide Proposal

Feb 26, 2020

ARA sent comments to Maine legislators opposing a pesticide proposal as it would create unnecessary annual reporting requirements & limit insecticides.

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ARA Signed WAC Comments to EPA on Proposed Rule Defining Scope of Federal Regulations

Jan 17, 2020

ARA signed Water Advocacy Coalition (WAC) comments to EPA Science Advisory Board on the proposed rule defining the scope of waters federally regulated under the Clean Water Act.

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Chemical Safety Board Comments

ARA Sends Comments to CSB on Accidental Release Reporting Proposed Rule

Jan 13, 2020

ARA sent comments to the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) related to its proposed "Accidental Release Reporting" rule. ARA's comments recommend the CSB should rely on existing reporting systems such as the National Response Center to meet reporting obligations to avoid any new duplicate requirements for covered facilities.

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ARA Sends Comments to EPA on Water Quality Trading

Dec 19, 2019

ARA sent comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) addressing "baseline" issues in watersheds with EPA-approved total maximum daily loads (TDMLs), where policy makers seek to pursue water quality trading as a regulatory option for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.

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Chemical Safety Board Comments

ARA Sends Comment to EPA Docket on Paraquat Dichloride Registration Review

Dec 16, 2019

ARA sends a comment to Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center on the registration review for paraquat dichloride. Paraquat dichloride is an important herbicide used to control problem weeds impacting many important crops such as alfalfa, almonds, asparagus, berries, corn, cotton, dry beans, dry peas, peanuts, sorghum, soybeans, and other crops.

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ARA Sent Comments to EPA on Paraquat Dichloride Registration Review

Dec 16, 2019

ARA sent comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the registration review process for paraquat dichloride because many of the new EPA requirements will make it very restrictive for agricultural retailers to purchase and apply paraquat products.

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ARA Signs Comments to Surface Transportation Board on Demurrage Charges

Nov 06, 2019

ARA signed comments sent to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) from the National Grain and Feed Association. The letter calls for STB to consider evaluating the reasonableness of demurrage and accessorial rules and charges.

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