Pollinator Protection

November 1, 2017:  The Pesticide Progam Dialogue Committee (PPDC) has a Pollinator Protection Plan Metrics Workgroup.  The workgroup is making recommendations to EPA regarding Metrics to be used to measure state plan effectiveness.  See the recommendations powerpoint here.

November 1, 2017:  The PPDC meeting also included an update on the status of Neonicioinoids.


May 26, 2017: 60-day comment period for clothianidin and thiamethoxam’ s preliminary pollinator assessment is now open, along with the comment period for imidacloprid’s aquatic ecological assessment. Supporting documents, including the assessments, can be found in the in the respective dockets along with the announcements. Comment periods on upcoming biological and economic analysis of the benefits of these chemicals is expected later this year. There is a comment button at each of the links below to comment on the assessments for the specific chemicals.

Imidacloprid: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0844-1090

Clothianidin: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0865-0180

Thiamethoxam: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0581-0044

Dinotefuran: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0920-0017

The White House: Pollinator Partnership Action Plan, June 2016


State Managed Pollinator Protection Plans (MP3)

AAPCO Pollinator Protection Workgroup:  State MP3 Inventory June 2016

SFIREG: Performance Measures Suggestions for states who have adopted an MP3, December 2015

SFIREG: State Managed Pollinator Protection Plan (MP3) June 2015 Final Guidance


SFIREG: Response to EPA’s June 2015 Proposal August 2015 Federal Docket Comments 

EPA: Proposal to Mitigate Exposure to Bees from Acutely Toxic Pesticide Products June 2015 Federal Docket

AAPCO: Pollinator Protection Workgroup March 2015 Report


Pollinator Protection Outreach Materials

Virginia’s pollinator protection plan

NC-Know your Farmer, for Beekeepers

NC-Know your Beekeeper, for Farmers

NC-Know your Beekeeper, for Landscapers

NC-Know your Landscaper, for Beekeepers

NC-Bee Aware of Pollinators, for Homeowners

Georgia’s brochure on their state plan for protecting pollinators


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