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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
2019
  • 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 a proposed interim decision will be issued for public comment in spring 2019
Clothianidin
EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0865
2019
  • 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 a proposed interim decision will be issued for public comment in spring 2019
Thiamethoxam
EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0581
2019
  • 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 a proposed interim decision will be issued for public comment in spring 2019
Dinotefuran
EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0920
2019
  • 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 a proposed interim decision will be issued for public comment in spring 2019
Acetamiprid
EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0329
2019
  • preliminary human health and ecological risk assessments issued for public comment in 2018
  • proposed interim decision will be issued for public comment in spring 2019
Thiacloprid
EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0218

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

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