Clarification on Registration Instructions for May 5, 2016, Endangered Species Assessments Webinar
For Release: April 28, 2016
We have heard from a number of people who are having trouble registering for the upcoming Endangered Species Assessments webinar. The issue seems to be coming from a password prompt for those who have already used the EPA Adobe Connect system.
If you registered for the webinar prior to 2:00 PM (ET) on April, 26, 2016, you will need to register again at https://epawebconferencing.acms.com/esapilotbioevals/event/registration.html.
If you have participated in webinars with EPA in the past and have set up an Adobe Connect user account with password, click on the “click here” hyperlink on the registration page, and you will be prompted for your login and password. You can change your Adobe Connect password on the login page by clicking on the “forgot your password?” hyperlink.
Once you register, you should get an email with a link to the webinar. On the day of the webinar, use that link to enter the webinar. Those with an existing Adobe Connect account with EPA will be prompted to login with their user ID and password. Those without an existing account will be connected directly to the meeting room.
April 22, 2016
Save the Date & Register for Technical Webinar on Recently Released Endangered Species Assessments
On May 5, 2016, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern Time, EPA will hold an online technical briefing on the first-ever draft biological evaluations analyzing the nationwide effects of chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion on endangered and threatened species and designated critical habitat. Register for the webinar at https://epawebconferencing.acms.com/esapilotbioevals/event/registration.html.
The webinar will provide a technical briefing on the interim measures used in the draft biological evaluations and how to navigate the materials available on the website. We will also cover the topic areas from the draft biological evaluations for which we are specifically soliciting comments. The briefing is intended to help inform the public about the results of the recently released draft biological evaluations for the three organophosphates. EPA posted the biological evaluations on April 6 and opened a 60-day public comment period on April 11. More information can be found on the EPA Releases Draft Biological Evaluations of Three Chemicals' Impacts on Endangered Species page.
Since the biological evaluations are drafts and the comment period is still open, EPA will not be speculating on potential future actions during the webinar. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to submit technical questions about the assessment; however, comments on the assessment, including recommendations for future actions, should be submitted to the official docket.
The webinar has 1,000 slots for presenters and participants. For people who are unable to attend, the session will be recorded and available at the Endangered Species Protection Program Web page shortly after the webinar.
EPA encourages stakeholders and interested members of the public to review the biological evaluations and related documents for each pesticide at:
- Chlorpyrifos biological evaluation chapters.
- Diazinon biological evaluation chapters.
- Malathion biological evaluation chapters.