ARA submits comments on atrazine for FIFRA SAP
ARA members and their farmer customers have safety used atrazine for decades and we support the continued use of this product. With proper monitoring and the use of agronomic and science-based decisions, atrazine will continue to provide significant benefits for agricultural retailers, farmers, and consumers. EPA needs to make decisions about pesticides based solely on science and respond to scientifically based justified petitions and requests (i.e. those with data citations with referenced sources). In determining whether to issue Petitions based on hypothetical allegations and research that has not been properly peered reviewed should be rejected by EPA as they take away from limited agency resources that could be used on fact based scientific analyses and judgments. Thank you for your review and consideration of our written comments.
Sr. Vice President, Public Policy & Counsel