EPA has published its final paper describing enhanced opportunities for stakeholder input during its review of pesticide registrations under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and associated consultations under the Endangered Species Act. The paper was jointly prepared by EPA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Marine Fisheries Service. and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The paper describes significant changes to EPA’s registration review process intended to facilitate ESA pesticide consultations and coordination across these Federal agencies, and calls for a greater role for USDA.
Click here to read Federal Register notice announcing availability of the final paper.