EPA is seeking comment on the final Biological Opinion issued under the Endangered Species Act by the National Marine Fisheries Service regarding the potential effects of chlorpyrifos, malathion, and diazinon on federally listed threatened or endangered species and their designated critical habitats. Comments are due to EPA by May 22, 2018.
This is the first BiOp published under the new pesticide ESA Consultation procedures being developed by EPA, NMFS and the Fish and Wildlife Service. NMFS originally published this BiOp as final in response to a court order. EPA has reinitiated informal ESA consultation on the BiOp in order to allow more public comment on it.