Archive for February, 2018

EPA Accepting Public Comments on SAP Nominees

On January 26, 2018, EPA published a Federal Register notice providing the names addresses, and professional affiliations of recent nominees by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation for service on the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel established under section 25(d) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.  Brief biographical sketches for the nominees are posted to the EPA website at The Agency, at this time, anticipates selecting four of these individuals for new members to serve on the panel as a result of membership terms that will expire in 2018.

Federal Agencies Enter MOA on ESA Pesticides Consulting

The Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of the Interior, and the Department of Commerce have signed a Memorandum of Agreement “MOA” that establishes an Interagency Working Group to Coordinate Endangered Species Act Consultations for Pesticide Registrations and Registration Review.

This MOA states that the Working Group shall consist of the Signatory Agencies to the MOA. In addition, the Signatory Agencies request that U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), and the Office of Management and Budget join the WorkingGroup, and that the CEQ serve as Chair of the Working Group.