EPA Pesticide Program Updates
From EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs
In This Update:
Draft Risk Assessments Now Open for Comment
EPA has released draft risk assessments for a number of pesticides, as part of the pesticide registration review process. The public comment period for the following draft risk assessments, is now open. The comment period will close Jan.30, 2017.
The chemicals with draft human health and ecological risk assessments now open for public comment are: aliphatic esters, cyclanilide, cymoxanil, d-phenothrin, dimethomorph, fenpropathrin, imiprothrin, kresoxim-methyl, linuron, metalaxyl and mefenoxam, MGK-264, momfluorothrin, phosmet, prallethrin, tau-fluvalinate, tefluthrin, and tetramethrin. In addition, the following chemicals with only draft ecological risk assessments now open for public comment are: bifenthrin, cyfluthrins (& beta), cypermethrin (alpha & zeta), cyphenothrin, deltamethrin, esfenvalerate, etofenprox, flumethrin, gamma-cyhalothrin, lambda- cyhalothrin, permethrin, and pyrethrins.
Consult the Federal Register Notice at docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0393 for a list of the chemicals and the associated docket numbers and for directions on how to submit comments on the draft risk assessments.
For more information and links to the dockets for these chemicals: