Archive for May, 2020

“EPA Reopens Public Comment Period on Proposed Interim Decisions for Neonicotinoids”

Editor’s note: On May 21, 2020, EPA posted the above-titled article, which reads as follows:

“The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reopening the public comment period for 30 days on the proposed interim decisions for the neonicotinoids acetamiprid, clothianidin, dinotefuran, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam.

EPA is taking this action to extend the comment period after receiving public comments requesting additional time to review the Neonicotinoids’ Proposed Interim Registration Review Decisions and supporting materials citing the quantity and complexity of the Proposed Interim Decisions and supporting documents, as well as addressing time and resource constraints. Upon publication of the Federal Register notice, EPA invites comments on the proposed interim decisions for 30 days. After carefully considering public input, EPA will issue the interim decisions.

PPDC Meets May 20, 2020

Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of Pesticide Programs is announcing a virtual public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) on May 20-21, 2020, with participation by phone and webcast only. There will be no in-person gathering for this meeting. DATES: This virtual public meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m., and Thursday, May 21, 2020, from 10 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. To make oral comments during the virtual meeting, please register by noon on May 15, 2020.