EPA Draft Revised Method for National-level Endangered Species Risk Assessments

EPA Draft Revised Method for National-level Endangered Species Risk Assessments

Abstract

In May 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published its proposal to update the protocol for conducting national-level risk assessments for endangered species for the pesticides it registers under FIFRA. We identified several pages of problems with the proposal, and in this public meeting, spoke about four of the big-picture problems: misguided attempt to push consultations to other agencies; the use of an arbitrary 1% overlap criterion; the lack of consideration of future use; and inadequate consideration of indirect effects. We will be submitting written comments before the 01 July 2019 deadline.

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One Potomac Yard, 2777 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
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Jacob Malcom
Director

As Director in the Center for Conservation Innovation at Defenders, Jacob leads CCI’s work at the intersection of science, technology, and policy to improve conservation outcomes, especially for threatened and endangered species.