Comment Period for Sulfonylurea Herbicides Extended

For Release: September 28, 2016

EPA has re-opened the comment period on the proposed interim decision for 22 sulfonylurea herbicides. The comment period will be open until November 14, 2016. To read this Federal Register notice, go to docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0774-0004 at To submit comments, or access the docket, please follow the instructions provided under ADDRESSES in the Federal Register document of July 14, 2016, available at EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0774-0003.

The sulfonylureas are an established and widely used class of agricultural pesticides used in the United States to control broadleaf and grassy weeds and registered for many agricultural and non-agricultural uses. The original comment period on the proposed interim decision opened on July 14, 2016, and comments received can be viewed in each chemical’s individual docket. This comment period is being re-opened in response to a number of extension requests from various stakeholders.