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Pollinator Protection

Schedule for Review of Neonicotinoid Pesticides

The dockets for all the neonicotinoid pesticides have been opened. Our goal is to review the pesticides in this class in the same timeframe so we can ensure consistency across the class.  As EPA completes risk assessments for the neonicotinoids, the Agency will pursue risk mitigation, as appropriate.

Chemical Name and Docket Number Planned Completion Milestones
Imidacloprid
EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0844
2021
  • preliminary pollinator-only risk assessment issued for public comment in 2016
  • preliminary aquatic-only ecological assessment issued for public comment in 2017
  • preliminary human health risk assessment issued for public comment in 2017
  • remaining non-pollinator ecological risk assessment issued for public comment in 2017
  • updated pollinator risk assessment and released a proposed interim decision released in January 2020
Clothianidin
EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0865
2021
  • preliminary pollinator-only risk assessment issued for public comment in 2017
  • preliminary human health and non-pollinator ecological assessments issued for public comment in 2017
  • updated pollinator risk assessment and released a proposed interim decision released in January 2020
Thiamethoxam
EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0581
2021
  • preliminary pollinator-only risk assessment issued for public comment in 2017
  • preliminary human health and non-pollinator ecological assessments issued for public comment in 2017
  • updated pollinator risk assessment and released a proposed interim decision released in January 2020
Dinotefuran
EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0920
2021
  • preliminary pollinator-only risk assessment issued for public comment in 2017
  • preliminary human health and non-pollinator ecological assessments issued for public comment in 2017
  • updated pollinator risk assessment and released a proposed interim decision released in January 2020
Acetamiprid
EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0329
2021
  • preliminary human health and ecological risk assessments issued for public comment in 2018
  • proposed interim decision released in January 2020
Thiacloprid
EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0218

Voluntarily canceled by registrant
Registration review case closure issued in November 2014 

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