The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has extended the public comment period on the draft biological evaluation of glyphosate to allow more time for review and comment by interested parties. This current comment period closed on January 26, 2021, and EPA has extended it for an additional 45 days.
Comments can be submitted to the file number EPA-HQ-OPP-2020-0585 at www.regulations.gov.
EPA will use the comments received during the public comment period to inform the final biological evaluation of glyphosate.
In November 2020, EPA released its draft biological evaluation (BE) for glyphosate for public review and comment. Biological assessments are the beginning of EPA’s Endangered Species Act consultation review process where the agency determines whether a pesticide may affect one or more individuals of a listed species and their designated critical habitats.