Notice of Availability of Treatment Evaluation Documents and Supplemental Environmental Assessment for Pesticide Use for the Imported Fire Ant Program

Notice of Availability of Treatment Evaluation Documents and Supplemental Environmental Assessment for Pesticide Use for the Imported Fire Ant Program

http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2015-0046

SUMMARY:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services is advising the public that we have determined it necessary to add two treatment options for use in controlling imported fire ant to the Plant Protection and Quarantine Treatment Manual. We prepared treatment evaluation documents that describe the new treatment options and provide justification as to why they are effective at neutralizing imported fire ant. In addition, we prepared a supplemental environmental assessment to update the existing environmental assessment for imported fire ant treatments. The treatment evaluation documents and the supplemental environmental assessment are available for review and comment by October 13.

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