Jan
15

NMFS Publishes Organophosphate Biological Opinion

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has published its ESA biological opinion for three organophosphate pesticides being reviewed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  NMFS’ BiOp is part of EPA’s regulation of the pesticides under the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. NMFS’ published the following statement about this BiOp:

“NMFS provided the EPA with its final Biological Opinion addressing EPA’s registration of three chemicals – Chlorpyrifos, Diazinon, and Malathion – per a court ordered deadline.