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EPA accepting comments on draft human health and ecological assessments.

April 25, 2018

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Comments will be accepted through April 30, 2018, on the draft human health and ecological assessments for glyphosate, one of the most widely used pesticides in the United States.

Related: EPA releases draft glyphosate assessments


EPA's draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of acetamiprid, acibenzolar, ametryn, ammonia/ammonium sulfate, butralin, glyphosate, naphthenate salts, prometon, pyrithiobac-sodium, and pymetrozine are available on regulations.gov as is EPA's draft human health risk assessment for the registration review of cypermethrin. 

As of April 24, 1,382 comments have been received on the issue. 

Related: Iowa Soybean Association joins glyphosate lawsuit

A sampling of the comments

“The overuse and abuse of glyphosate is common knowledge. Glyphosate is in our food supply and is impacting children. The mandate of the EPA is to protect citizens and the environment. You are failing at both.” 

“Glyphosate is one of the safest options for farmers to use; and allows them to use fewer more dangerous chemicals. This is a win for farmers and the environment.”

“Farmers have not used glyphosate as a pre-harvest desiccant for very long. This practice contaminates crops that are about to be harvested. Perhaps this practice should not be allowed. We currently grow more crops than we need. Rather than continue to subsidize the poisoning of our land and our people, we could use our tax money to subsidize safe and clean farming practices.” 


How to comment

Submit your comments, to the docket identification number for the specific pesticide of interest provided in the Table in Unit IV, by one of the following methods:

Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov/. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

Mail: OPP Docket, Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), (28221T), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001.

Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html.

Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets

Source: EPA, regulations.gov

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