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Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Ecological Risk Assessment under FIFRA and ESA, issuing body

Title Assessing risks to endangered and threatened species from pesticides / Committee on Ecological Risk Assessment under FIFRA and ESA, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, DC : National Academies Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (193 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- A common approach and other overarching issues -- Exposure analysis -- Effects analysis -- Risk characterization -- Appendixes
Summary Annotation The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) are responsible for protecting species that are listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and for protecting habitats that are critical for their survival. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for registering or reregistering pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and must ensure that pesticide use does not cause any unreasonable adverse effects on the environment, which is interpreted to include listed species and their critical habitats. The agencies have developed their own approaches to evaluating environmental risk, and their approaches differ because their legal mandates, responsibilities, institutional cultures, and expertise differ. Over the years, the agencies have tried to resolve their differences but have been unsuccessful in reaching a consensus regarding their assessment approaches. As a result, FWS, NMFS, EPA, and the US Department of Agriculture asked the National Research Council (NRC) to examine scientific and technical issues related to determining risks posed to listed species by pesticides. Specifically, the NRC was asked to evaluate methods for identifying the best scientific data available; to evaluate approaches for developing modeling assumptions; to identify authoritative geospatial information that might be used in risk assessments; to review approaches for characterizing sublethal, indirect, and cumulative effects; to assess the scientific information available for estimating effects of mixtures and inert ingredients; and to consider the use of uncertainty factors to account for gaps in data. Assessing Risks to Endangered and Threatened Species from Pesticides, which was prepared by the NRC Committee on Ecological Risk Assessment under FIFRA and ESA, is the response to that request
Notes "Sponsors: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service"--Page v
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Ecological risk assessment.
Endangered species.
Pesticides and wildlife.
Pesticides -- Risk assessment.
Form Electronic book
Author United States. Department of Agriculture, sponsor
United States. Environmental Protection Agency, sponsor
United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, sponsor
National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, issuing body
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, sponsor
ISBN 0309285844 (electronic bk.)
9780309285841 (electronic bk.)