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​​​The Endangered Species Act and Its Implications on Pesticide Registrations

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​​​November 6th ​Webinar Summary​

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was enacted in 1973 to minimize risk to endangered or threatened species and their habitats. Recent litigation has exposed deficiencies in the enforcement of the ESA, and as a result, significant attention is currently focused on redefining the process of pesticide registrations, label requirements, and grower practices to remain in compliance with this Act. The details of the proposed changes are still under consideration, but it is likely that they will impact pesticide companies and growers alike. In an effort to build awareness among APS members about the ESA, the Public Policy Board, and Chemical Control Committee invite you to join this webinar focused on the history and current status of the ESA. This webinar aims to provide an introductory “course” for APS members to encourage members to become involved in the new workplans that the EPA is releasing such as providing comments in the Federal Register.

Learning Objectives​​

  1. Understand the timeline of ESA from the enaction to the current court ruling.
  2. Get introductory knowledge of current processes involved with complying with the ESA from the perspective of a registrant. 


Bernalyn McGaughey
Compliance Services International

With a career that began in regulatory and field support of agricultural chemicals, Bernalyn has a wealth of experience in US Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) registration and strategic analysis and support of pesticide registrations. She moved from information technology to field technical sales and then to regulatory study development and management. Much of her work now involves the complicated intersection of the FIFRA and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) with respect to product defense and species protection. Bernalyn serves as an expert witness in pesticide regulatory and data compensation matters. 

Additional Strategy Session (Not recorded)​

November 13 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM CT​

After attending our November 6 webinar, or watching it on demand, you’re invited to join us on November 13 at 1:00 PM CT for a strategy session to determine APS's path forward on Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulations. 

In this session, we will facilitate an active discussion to hear APS members' prior work on ESA regulations, share potential engagement opportunities, and determine the society's unique perspective when drafting policy recommendations. This will be one of several strategy sessions to define APS's role within the ESA regulatory landscape. 

​On-Demand Webinar​