Aug
22

CRE Comments to NMFS on ESA Pesticide Consultations

On August 21, 2017, the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness filed comments with U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service addressing ESA Section 7 consultations among NMFS, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and the Fish and Wildlife Service during pesticide registration review and registration. NMFS requested such comments as part of NMFS’ streamlining of its regulatory processes and reduction of its regulatory burden. CRE’s comments included the following executive summary (footnotes omitted):

“These CRE comments address ESA Section 7 consultations among NMFS, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and the Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) (referred to collectively as “the Agencies”) during pesticide registration review and registration.

Aug
02

SAP Changes Comment Periods for High-Throughput Screens SAP

EPA has published revised dates for the comment periods for written comments and for comments on nominees for ad hoc members of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, Scientific Advisory Panel reviewing the Continuing Development of Alternative High-Throughput Screens to Determine Endocrine Disruption, Focusing on Androgen Receptor, Steroidogenesis, and Thyroid Pathways.

This 3-day SAP meeting will be held on November 28 to November 30, 2017, from approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as first announced in the Federal Register of June 6, 2017 (82 FR 26097; FRL-9962-79).