EPA, the Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Marine Fisheries Service had scheduled National Pesticide Consultations Stakeholder Meeting on January 25, 2016, as part of the Agencies continuing efforts to implement the National academy of Sciences’ recommendation on pesticide ESA consultations. This meeting has been postponed.

Agency representatives explained that, based on feedback from the November 30th stakeholder calls, external stakeholders are interested in a 2-day ESA workshop covering a variety of topics related to the pesticide consultations.

After discussing the needs associated with hosting a 2-day workshop that meets stakeholder needs, the Agencies have determined that it is not feasible to host the workshop this January.

Instead, they intend to offer a 2-day workshop later this spring after they have released the draft Biological Evaluations for several pesticides that are being used as test cases for developing new pesticide consultation procedures (potentially in June 2016).