For the first time in 20 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing stronger regulations to protect farmworkers from pesticide exposure. Until August 18th, public allies and supporters of justice for farmworkers have an opportunity to contribute to this historic moment and ensure the changes reflect positive and progressive change.
How to submit public comments to the EPA; 5 Easy Steps
1. Official public comments to the EPA can be submitted online through www.regulations.gov and by searching for the specific docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0184.
2. Click on the blue Comment Now button. Type your comments in the box or upload them.
3. Click Continue and review your comments.
4. Confirm that you have read and understand your statement above.
5. Submit your comments!
Not sure what to say? We’ve got you covered. Check out the sample comments, FAQs, and policy briefs from DFTA members Farmworker Association of Florida andCATA- The Farmworker Support Committee.
CATA Policy Brief on Worker Protection Standards
You can also sign Pesticide Action Network’s petition calling on the EPA to make the new farmworker safety rules stronger and more effective. Click here to sign!
Thank you for speaking up for health, justice, and sustainability.