The National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council is reviewing ecological risk assessments for pesticides under FIFRA and the Endangered Species Act. This review is being conducted at the request of EPA, NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Department of Agriculture. EPA, NMFS and FWS do not always agree on data and analyses during their Section 7 consultations. These consultations are sometimes required by the ESA when EPA is performing pesticide registrations under FIFRA. The three agencies have responded to questions asked them by the NAS/NRC review panel. These questions relate to the agencies’ disagreements over data and analyses.
●Click below to read EPA’s response
● Click below to read NOAA/NMFS’ response
● Click below to read FWS’ response