Section 10115 of the recently enacted Farm Bill requires the establishment of an interagency working group, comprised of representatives from USDA, the Department of Commerce, the Department of the Interior, the Council on Environmental Quality, and EPA.  This interagency group is tasked with providing recommendations regarding, and to implement a strategy for improving, the consultation process required under ESA Section 7 for pesticide registration and registration review. The goal of this process is to make the ESA review process more efficient and predictable for the federal agencies involved and affected stakeholders.

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