Open public comment period on the ecological risk assessment for four neonicotinoid insecticides as part of the ongoing registration review for these materials ends Feb 20, 2018.
The purpose of this comment period is to allow stakeholders and the general public to provide input on the risks and benefits of these materials related to their use in agricultural production. This announcement can be found at the following link: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0581-0102
The active ingredients included under this review include (example trade names in parentheses) imidacloprid (Admire Pro, Gaucho), clothianidin (Poncho, Belay), thiamethoxam (Cruiser, Endigo), and dinotefuran (Certador, Safari).
The crops of EPA focus are:
Clothianidin : citrus, cotton, cucurbits
Dinotefuran: cucurbits [cantaloupes, cucumbers, and watermelons], grapes, and rice
Imidacloprid: broad range of seed treatment, soil applied and foliar uses
Thiamethoxam: soybeans, corn, cotton, rice, grapes, turf, potatoes, tree fruit and nuts, sugar beets, wheat
At the bottom of the press release page linked to the address that follows, additional links are provided to the registration review “dockets” for each insecticide where specific documents can be viewed and comments can be submitted. https://www.epa.gov/pesticides/epa-releases-neonicotinoid-assessments-public-comment