Endangered Species Protection Bulletins
Go to Bulletins Live!QUICK START:
1. Click the Bulletins Live! link above to enter the system.
2. Select your state and county.
3. Select the month of pesticide application.
4. Follow the numbered steps found in the Bulletin.
5. To print your Bulletin, click the print button at the bottom of the Bulletin. This will open a print version (a PDF file) for you to print an official copy.
EPA recommends taking the (6 pp, 431 K, about PDF) for a demonstration of Bulletins Live! before using the system for the first time.
Endangered Species Protection Bulletins are a part of EPA's Endangered Species Protection Program. Bulletins set forth geographically specific pesticide use limitations for the protection of endangered or threatened species and their designated critical habitat. You can obtain Bulletins using EPA’s Bulletins Live! system.
If your pesticide label directs you to this Web site, you are required to follow the pesticide use limitations found in the Bulletin for your county, pesticide active ingredient and application month.
EPA's Bulletins contain the following information:
- Map of the county to which it applies
- Description of the species being protected
- Pesticide(s) of concern
- Pesticide use limitations
- Month for which the Bulletin is valid
The term "county" refers to counties, parishes and municipios found within the United States and its territories.
- Bulletins may be accessed up to six months prior to pesticide application. Be sure that you follow the correct Bulletin for the month of your pesticide application.
- When referenced on a pesticide label, Bulletins are enforceable use limitations under FIFRA.
- The pesticide use limitations found in Bulletins Live! are part of EPA's federal program to protect listed species. Your state may have pesticide use limitations beyond those found in your Bulletin. Bulletins are not intended to replace or override any restrictions that your state may impose. You need to be aware of and follow pesticide use limitations in your area by both the state AND federal EPA requirements.