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Pollinator Protection

FIFRA Peer Review: Proposed Risk Assessment Methods Process

In September  2012, EPA participated in a Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) meeting on a proposed pollinator risk assessment framework. This framework is designed for determining the potential risks of pesticides to honey bees.

EPA, in collaboration with Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, developed a White Paper in Support of the Proposed Risk Assessment Process for Bees describing the new risk assessment process and the exposure and toxicity data needed to inform that process.

EPA adopted and is using this pollinator risk assessment framework when we evaluate pesticides as part of our pesticide registration process and registration review activities for already registered pesticides.