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Feb
23

EPA’s Not Moving Fast on Harmonizing Water and Pesticide Programs Risk Assessments

On January 31 through February 2, 2012, EPA held a Science Advisory Panel meeting on “Common Effects Assessment Methodology developed in the Office of Pesticide Programs and Office of Water.” Prior to the meeting, EPA published the Agency’s white paper on this subject, entitled “Review of Methods for Characterizing Effects of Pesticides and Other Chemical Stressors to Aquatic Organisms.” Consequently, it was surprising and somewhat anti-climactic when EPA representatives told the SAP, “At this point we’re not proposing to move forward with these analyses or any implementation.”

Click below to access the online record for this SAP:

http://www.epa.gov/scipoly/sap/meetings/2012/013112meeting.html.

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