Making Sense of the New EPA Mitigation Requirements for Pesticide Applicators


The mission of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to take the necessary precautions to protect both human health and the environment. We have all been told numerous times that the “label” is the law, which remains true. However, the EPA has decided that in addition to the pesticide label on products, pesticide applicators will now be required to obtain what is being called “Endangered Species Protection Bulletins”. This will designate any additional pesticide use limitations for the protection of threatened and endangered (listed) species including their designated critical habitat based solely on the treatment site of a given geographical area. Read the rest of the article here.