Interagency Working Group: Public Meeting on Endangered Species Pesticide Issues
The IWG, created under the 2018 Farm Bill, held a public listening session to hear stakeholder perspectives on improving the Endangered Species Act (ESA) section 7 consultation process for federal pesticide decisions. The IWG sought perspectives on three questions:
- How could pesticide mitigation measures for ESA species be adopted and implemented in a timely and effective manner?
- What are other priority actions the IWG should consider pursuing to improve the pesticide consultation process?
- What future opportunities, if any, should the IWG consider for stakeholder engagement?
The IWG consists of five federal agencies: The White House Council on Environmental Quality, Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of the Interior, and Environmental Protection Agency. The IWG is charged with identifying and implementing improvements to the pesticide consultation process, including by engaging with stakeholders. This listening session is one way the IWG is fulfilling our duty to stakeholders.
Watch the recording of the public meeting: