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Biological Opinion on Metolachlor and 1,3-Dichloropropene

July 07, 2021

On June 30, 2021, NOAA Fisheries gave U.S. Environmental Protection Agency its final biological opinion relative to the potential effects of the pesticides metolachlor and 1,3-Dichloropropene on listed Pacific salmon and steelhead and their habitats.

After reviewing the current status of salmonid species listed under the Endangered Species Act, their environmental baseline within the action area, the effects of the proposed action and cumulative effects, it is the National Marine Fisheries Services’ biological opinion that the Environmental Protection Agency’s action in the registration of the authorized uses, as specified by approved product labels, of all pesticide products containing metolachlor and 1,3-Dichloropropene is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of twenty-eight Pacific salmon and steelhead species and is not likely to destroy or adversely modify the designated critical habitat of those twenty-eight listed species.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 07/09/2021