U.S. EPA announced it reopened the comment period regarding the preliminary ecological risk assessment for pyrethroid insecticides, and it will remain open until July 7, 2017.
Food crops including almonds, apples, tomatoes and citrus, as well as feed crops including corn, soybean and alfalfa, are among the 120 crops nationwide protected from pests because of bifenthrin and other pyrethroid products.
Growers and other interested stakeholders can submit comments in one of the following ways:
- Defendbifenthrin.com – This website provides guidelines and draft sample comments that can be customized and automatically submitted to the official EPA docket
- Regulations.gov – Stakeholders can upload comments directly to the docket at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0384-0092
- Pyrethroid Working Group website – This website provides a sample comment draft that can be further customized and submitted directly to the EPA docket