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NCA Alert: EPA Releases Herbicide Strategy Draft

On Monday, the EPA announced that it has released a draft Herbicide Strategy for public comment.

The draft strategy seeks to expedite how the EPA addresses herbicide runoff that may affect endangered species—with a particular focus on spray drift and runoff. Public comments are open for 60 days (Sept. 22).

It is important to note that this strategic plan does not constitute a rulemaking activity by the EPA, and as such does not seek to directly change EPA regulations. However, once the strategy document is finalized, the Biden Administration will likely begin implementing aspects of the strategy through the standard rulemaking process. In addition to the draft plan, the EPA has released additional technical support documents which can all be found here. NCA will keep members updated.

Contact NCA President & CEO Joe Trauger at [email protected] if you have any questions or comments.