Archive for December, 2014

EPA Sends Status Report to Congress on Endangered Species Act Implementation in Pesticide Regulation

According to an EPA website,

“The EPA and its federal partners, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), have written a report to Congress on the status of Endangered Species Act implementation in pesticide regulation. The EPA and its federal partners are committed to refining their approach to pesticide consultations to protect endangered and threatened species.

This report was required by the 2014 Farm Bill and summarizes actions carried out by the agencies since receiving the April 2013 National Academy of Sciences’ report, entitled ‘Assessing Risks to Endangered and Threatened Species from Pesticides.’

EPA Workshop on Inert Ingredient PRIA Applications

EPA has published the following notification:

On December 16, 2014, EPA will host a half-day workshop on the application process for the use of inert ingredients in pesticide products. The workshop will take place in Arlington, Virginia.

The goal of the workshop is to clarify the necessary elements of an application for approval to use an inert ingredient in a pesticide product. Complete application packages save applicants time and money, and reduce the number of application rejections.

The workshop will cover:

  • Selection of a PRIA category,
  • Elements of an application,
  • EPA’s evaluation process, and