Pollinator Protection

FIFRA Peer Review: Proposed Risk Assessment Methods Process

From September 11 to 14, 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 has begun to implement this new risk assessment framework as we evaluate pesticides as part of our pesticide registration process and registration review activities for already registered pesticides.