EPA to Look at Neonics’ Effects on Endangered Species
The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to examine the effects of two neonicotinoids on endangered species and critical habitat, reports Agri-Pulse.
By October 2024, EPA will complete “effects determinations” for acetamiprid and dinotefuran, it said in a proposed partial settlement agreement with the Natural Resources Defense Council.
The agency already agreed earlier in the subject litigation to review the effects of imidacloprid on listed species by June 30, 2022. If the effects determinations warrant interagency consultation with federal wildlife agencies, EPA said it would conduct that afterward.
EPA has asked for comments for 30 days on the proposed agreement, according to the Federal Register notice.