Case Type Number: 
Statute (Common Name): 
Federal Pesticide, Insecticide, and Rodenticide Act
Program Area: 
Regulatory Authorities (CFR): 
40 CFR Parts 178 and 179
Filed By: 
Private Party/Individual
Brief Description of Case Type: 
This case type involves hearings over whether chemical pesticide residue found in food violates the EPA's regulations, and if it does whether the EPA should reconsider the tolerance level of residue of the chemical allowed in the food. Any person adversely affected by an EPA order on this issue can request a hearing. See 40 CFR 178.20. "(b) A request for an evidentiary hearing will be granted if the Administrator determines that the material submitted shows the following: (1) There is a genuine and substantial issue of fact for resolution at a hearing. An evidentiary hearing will not be granted on issues of policy or law.
Relief Available in Actions Filed By Private Parties: 
Waiver/Exemption/Relief from Regulatory Requirement
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified