Effective immediately, the EPA will evaluate the impact on threatened or endangered species and their habitat before any new active ingredients in crop protection products can be approved. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service will be consulted as needed in this process. The EPA said it intends to provide options for farmers to provide flexibility while protecting the threatened or endangered species.
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