EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of March 17, 2020, opening a 60-day comment period on the draft nationwide biological evaluations for the registration review of the pesticides carbaryl and methomyl relative to the potential effects on threatened and endangered species and their designated critical habitats.

EPA is extending the comment period for 45 days, from May 18, 2020 to July 2, 2020.

After considering a number of requests to extend the comment period received from various stakeholders, EPA is extending the comment period for the following reasons: (1) the draft BEs are complex and highly technical; (2) the need for some stakeholders to engage experts familiar with the subject matter to assist them with providing comments; (3) the large number of stakeholders potentially impacted by the draft BEs; (4) the importance of soliciting feedback from stakeholders who may be affected; (5) the stakeholders’ need.

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