Regulatory Waiting Game: EPA to Release Decisions on Neonics as International Scrutiny Mounts

January 10, 2017

From: DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) — The EPA has told DTN it expects to release a number of key documents on neonicotinoids in the coming weeks, after missing most of its 2016 registration review deadlines on this class of insecticides.


“We expect to release in the next week or so preliminary pollinator-only risk assessments for the neonicotinoid insecticides clothianidin, thiamethoxam, and dinotefuran and also an update to the preliminary risk assessment for imidacloprid, which we published in January 2016,” the agency told DTN in an email. “Our strategy to reduce acute risks to bees will also be coming out shortly.”

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