In April 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a comprehensive workplan to address the challenge of completing Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultations for pesticide registrations under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The Workplan, entitled Balancing Wildlife Protection and Responsible Pesticide Use: How EPA’s Pesticide Program Will Meet its Endangered Species Act Obligations, addresses the decades long challenges the Pesticide Program has faced in meeting its ESA obligations, and presents strategies and actions for future success.
At Compliance Services International (CSI), our primary focus includes the complex interface between the ESA and FIFRA, the regulation under which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registers pesticides. We knew this was coming, and many of our clients have taken steps to let us prepare them to be ahead of the curve on this newly announced development. We assess risk to ESA-listed species from the use of pesticides and help identify ways to mitigate potential impacts. Our staff are experts in applying best available data and regulatory insights to develop informed and defensible recommendations to support each step of the risk assessment and consultation process. This new program could have very serious implications that are yet to play out. Don’t be caught unprepared to deal with the interface of your products with endangered species assessment and mitigation.
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- Project Scoping
- Agency Interaction
- Spatial Analysis & Data Systems
- Conservation & Mitigation Measures
- Economic Impact Analysis
- Information Management & Reporting
- Endangered Species Policy
- Task Force Representation & Administration
- Programming & Statistical Analysis