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Comment Period Extended for Glyphosate Draft Biological Evaluation

For Release: January 12, 2021

EPA is extending the public comment period on the draft biological evaluation for glyphosate to give stakeholders more time to review and comment. The current comment period was set to close on Jan. 26, 2021, and EPA is extending the comment period an additional 45 days. Comments can be submitted to docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2020-0585 on www.regulations.gov.

EPA will use feedback received from the public comment period to inform the final biological evaluation for glyphosate.

View the draft biological evaluation and supporting documents.

Background

In November 2020, EPA released its draft biological evaluation (BE) for glyphosate for public review and comment. Biological evaluations 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.