OABA Calls on Membership to Comment on Atrazine Registration Review
Submit Comments by February 19
On Nov. 5, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its draft biological evaluation (BE) of atrazine. The BE is an assessment of risks to listed endangered or threatened species from labeled uses of atrazine. EPA inexplicably found that atrazine is likely to adversely affect nearly all species and critical habitats in the continental United States, including some that are already extinct. This could affect the future availability of atrazine in the marketplace.
OABA is calling on its members to submit comments to the EPA regarding Atrazine’s registration review. The comment period is open until February 19th.
HERE’S HOW TO POST A PUBLIC COMMENT ON ATRAZINE
- Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Enter docket no. EPA-HQ-OPP-2020-0514 in search bar, then click “Search.”
- Click the blue “Comment” box below, “Draft Endangered Species Act Biological Evaluations: Atrazine, Simazine, and Propazine Registration Review.”
- Type or paste your comments into the free-text box and upload any attachments you wish to submit, then click the “Continue” button at the bottom of the page.
- Follow instructions on the page to finalize your submission and click “Submit comment.”
More information on Atrazine registration is available on this overview document. The document also includes information to include in comments to EPA.