EPA Revises Neonicotinoid Review Schedule

January 9, 2017

From: DTN The Progressive Farmer

Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter

Production Blog: As Deadlines Quietly Change, EPA’s Backlog Grows


Somewhere between early December and the New Year, a little elf snuck into the EPA’s “Schedule for Review of Neonicotinoid Pesticides” and changed eight deadlines from 2016 to 2017.


Last year, Marty Monell, the outgoing deputy director of EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) confessed that the agency struggles more and more every year to hit deadlines. At a conference hosted by CropLife America in April, she spoke of a shrinking budget, Congressional hostility, and at least 16 active lawsuits tying up the agency’s time and resources.

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