American Soybean Association (ASA) CEO Steve Censky, who co-chairs the council, attended the meeting.
“We thanked Administrator Pruitt and his staff for EPA’s early actions to begin the withdrawal of the WOTUS rule and to work with the ag community and other stakeholders to propose a new rule,” he said. “We also thanked him for EPA’s decision to follow the science and deny the petition calling on EPA to withdraw all uses of chlorpyrifos. “
The council also discussed and offered its assistance to work with EPA on a range of other issues like:
- The importance of the Ag Liaison position at EPA
- Renewable Fuels and providing certainty and predictability in the marketplace
- The need for more timely decisions from EPA on registration and re-registration of crop protection products and new biotech traits and herbicide uses
- The need to reform the consultation process among EPA, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and National Marine Fisheries Service for required Endangered Species Act reviews of registrations and re-registrations of crop protection products