The responsibilities of the laboratory shall include:
(1) Evaluating regional requirements for minor crop registration through the federal IR-4 program;
(2) Providing a program for tracking the availability of effective pesticides for minor crops, minor uses, and emergency uses in this state;
(3) Conducting studies on the fate of pesticides on crops and in the environment, including soil, air, and water;
(4) Improving pesticide information and education programs;
(5) Assisting federal and state agencies with questions regarding registration of pesticides which are deemed critical to crop production, consistent with priorities established in RCW 15.92.070; and
(6) Assisting in the registration of biopesticides, pheromones, and other alternative chemical and biological methods.
[1995 c 390 § 5; 1991 c 341 § 7.]