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- On September 27, 2021
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URGENT ACTION IS NEEDED!
The deadline for Public Comment is October 4th.
The NCHC has been made aware of a new EPA Proposed Interim Decisions (PIDs) on Pyrethrins and Piperonyl that would have significant negative impacts on the equine industry and potentially other livestock. These PIDs are out in the Federal Register for public comment right now and the comment close date is October 4, 2021.
Key points for Equine Per AAEP are – these label changes would 1) prohibit the products being sprayed by trigger spray bottle directly on the animal (which is the main way we use these products on horses), and 2) prohibit the products being used in mister systems (which is a common application strategy in equine hospitals, boarding facilities, and private show barns).
Here is a link to the federal register announcement for the EPA Proposed Interim Decisions (PIDs): Federal Register: Pesticide Registration Review; Proposed Interim Decisions for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability
PLEASE VISIT THE SITE TODAY AND PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENTS AGAINST OF THESE CHANGES.
The NCHC has received the following information from the American Horse Council (AHC).
The AHC has spoken with USDA officials who are working with the EPA to resolve the EPA’s concerns about the health impacts on bystanders. This will reverse the EPA’s stated position and stop any bans suggested. It is important to note that this stated ban would not pull the products of shelves, but rather prohibit certain application methods. What people do with these products after purchase would be difficult to monitor or enforce. AHC staff are working on a comment letter tailored to address the concerns discussed with the USDA and plans to meet with the EPA after the comment period has closed to discuss what concerns still exist in regard to the dangers posed to bystanders by these products.
The deadline for Public Comment is October 4th. We need to speak out LOUDLY against this as a united industry.
To submit a comment visit federalregister.com and click on the green button on the top right that says “Submit a formal comment”. In the documents below the button gives suggestions of how to write a comment and optional ways to submit your comment too.
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