EPA is extending the comment period on its proposed plan to prohibit the use of all highly toxic pesticides when crops are in bloom and bees are present under contract for pollination services. Initially released on May 29, 2015, the plan also recommends that states and tribes develop pollinator protection plans and best management practices.

The 30-day extension ends on August 28 and will be announced in the Federal Register. Please visit the regulatory docket, EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0818, to read the plan and submit comments.

Learn more about the proposal by viewing EPA’s recording of the June 24 webinar or by viewing the webinar slides: Webinar Slides for EPA's Proposal to Protect Bees from Acutely Toxic Pesticides (PDF).

Learn more about EPA’s Actions to Protect Pollinators: http://www2.epa.gov/pollinator-protection/epa-actions-protect-pollinators.