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Beveridge & Diamond Wins Preemption Case Regarding Local Pesticides Ban
Author: Anthony L. Michaels
August 3, 2017

Today, the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Maryland, issued an important preemption decision.  The court invalidated a County ordinance banning pesticide use on private lawns as preempted by State law.  This adds to a growing body of cases finding that localities in various states lack the authority to impose their own local pesticide requirements that effectively “veto” the comprehensive review and approval processes already in place for these products at the state and federal levels.  The decision is of particular importance due to the size of Montgomery County, which drew significant attention with its ordinance.


EPA Delays Effective Date of RMP Rule Amendments, Environmental Groups File Challenge
Author: Stephen M. Richmond, Mark N. Duvall, Jayni A. Lanham
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 16, 2017


EPA Stays RMP Rule Amendments and Grants Petition for Reconsideration
Authors: Stephen M. Richmond, Mark N. Duvall, Jayni Lanham
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 15, 2017


B&D Launches New AgTech Regulatory Resource Center
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 8, 2017


New York Principals Dan Krainin and Mackenzie Schoonmaker Appointed as State Bar Committee Co-Chairs
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 30, 2017


EPA Releases Final RMP Amendments, Awaits Response of New Administration
Authors: Jayni A. Lanham, Stephen M. Richmond, Mark N. Duvall
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 5, 2017


New EU Disclosure Mandate for Proprietary Pesticide Data Has Serious Ramifications for Wider Chemical Industry
Authors: Harold Himmelman and Alan J. Sachs
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 15, 2016


Impacts of the 2016 U.S. Election on Environmental Law, Policy, and Enforcement
Edited by David Friedland
November 16, 2016


Comments Due November 1, 2016 on Proposed Update to Framework for Biotechnology Regulation
Authors: Alan J. Sachs, Kathryn E. Szmuszkovicz
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 23, 2016


New York State Attorney General Orders Companies to Stop Making Anti-Zika Claims In Connection with Minimum Risk Pesticides and Pesticide Devices
Authors: Alan Sachs and Mackenzie Schoonmaker
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 8, 2016


First-Ever Federal Labeling Requirements for Bioengineered Foods Signed Into Law
Authors: Alan Sachs, Eric Klein and Andrew Silton
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 4, 2016


Alan Sachs Rejoins Beveridge & Diamond, Expands Pesticides, Biotechnology, Food, and Biofuels Capabilities
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 19, 2016


USDA Declares “Do-Over” on Overhaul of Biotechnology Regulations
Authors: Kathy Szmuszkovicz, Jamie Auslander, and Alan Sachs
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 8, 2016


EPA Publishes FIFRA Use Site Index for Antimicrobial Pesticides
Authors: Kathy Szmuszkovicz and Alan Sachs
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 3, 2016


EPA Codifies New Changes to FIFRA Minimum Risk Pesticide Requirements
Authors: Kathy Szmuszkovicz and Alan Sachs
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 29, 2015


Comments Due August 11 on EPA’s Amended Export Pesticide Labeling Requirements
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 14, 2014


EPA Issues Long-Awaited Regulations on Pesticide Data Submitters’ Rights
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 5, 2014


Maryland Establishes New Pesticide Reporting and Information Workgroup
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 29, 2013


Genetically Engineered Crop Prevails Again in Court
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 24, 2013


EPA Announces Proposed Changes for Minimum Risk Pesticides
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 28, 2013


Unprecedented Pesticides Criminal Penalty and Civil Settlement Announced
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 12, 2012


EPA Continues to Improve Regulation of Public Health Antimicrobials
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 3, 2012


New EU Biocidal Products Regulation Introduces Important Changes for Biocide Data Protection in Europe
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 15, 2012


Court Victory for Genetically Engineered Crop
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 2, 2012


New SEC Conflict Mineral Rules May Require First-Ever Disclosure for Certain Pesticides Used In Downstream Product Manufacturing Processes
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 25, 2011


EPA Proposes New Efficacy Test Guidelines for Public Health Antimicrobial Products
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 20, 2011


Jimmy Slaughter Quoted in BNA Daily Environment Report
September 22, 2010


D.C. Circuit Rules EPA Pesticide Registration Enforcement Approach Is Ripe for Challenge
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 21, 2010


Nanosilver Developments at EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 5, 2010


EPA Seeks Comment on Proposed National Enforcement Priorities for 2011-2013
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 6, 2010


EPA Seeks Comments on New Approaches to Disclosure of Pesticide Inert Ingredients
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 23, 2009


EPA Office of Pesticide Programs to Conduct Rulemaking on Pesticide Inert Ingredient Disclosure
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 1, 2009


Proving Antimicrobial Efficacy - A Continuing Controversy
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, July 9, 2009


New York Assembly Bill Proposes Phase Out of Pesticides on State Property
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 8, 2009


EPA Seeks Two-Year Stay of Sixth Circuit’s Invalidation of NPDES Permit Exemption for Pesticide Applications; Will Not Pursue Further Appeals
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 13, 2009


Sixth Circuit Vacates EPA’s Clean Water Act NPDES Permit Exemption for FIFRA-Compliant Pesticide Applications
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 8, 2009


EPA Requests Comments on Rulemaking Petition Seeking Greater FIFRA Regulation of Nano-Silver
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, December 3, 2008


EPA Proposes New Data Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticide Products
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, November 10, 2008


Ninth Circuit Upholds Tolerances For Four Pesticides and Questions Tolerances For Three Others
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 25, 2008