Final Days for Comments On EPA Neonicotinoid Registration Review
Neonicotinoid (neonic)insecticides are currently undergoing registration review, an extensive scientific process that the Environmental Protection Agency conducts on all registered pesticides every 15 years, to ensure they meet the latest scientific standards. The multistep process typically takes five to eight years to complete.
EPA plans to review all neonics in the same timeframe to ensure consistency across the class. As risk assessments are completed, the agency will pursue steps to mitigate potential risk, as appropriate.
EPA is now seeking public comments on the current neonicotinoid risk assessments. The dockets will remain open through April 21, 2018. Submit your comments.
ARA members are encouraged to submit comments to EPA regarding the importance of neonic pesticide products to your operation and your farmer customers.
Please consider posting comments on each active ingredient by the April 21, 2018, deadline. ARA has set up a template comment letter to EPA that can you can personalize by including some of the information mentioned above. Click here to view a neonic insecticide fact sheet. Click here to view the ARA comment letter.