Archive for July, 2020
“EPA Issues Report Highlighting Actions Taken to Improve the Endangered Species Act Consultation Process for Pesticides”
Editor’s note: EPA published the above-titled article, which reads as follows:
“Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with federal partners, met a congressional commitment by submitting its second report to Congress highlighting the progress achieved to date with creating a more efficient and effective review process regarding pesticide impacts under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Highlights of the report include:
- How a new method announced in March 2020for conducting biological evaluations under the ESA will assure that pesticide registration review actions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) do not jeopardize endangered species. The updated method ensures that—when available—the agency will use high-quality historical data that reflects where and how certain pesticides are used;