EPA Update on Vulnerable Species Pilot

The EPA clarifies its position/direction from previous iterations. Some updates seem to incorporate revisions consistent with the Minor Crop Farm Alliance's public comments. The EPA's revisions to the VSP framework narrow the areas within the endangered species to only include locations important to conserving a species. Revise some proposed relief and have other alleviation options for non-agricultural uses and specialty crops. Reconsider how EPA selected the pilot unprotected species and develop a stable approach to reduce pesticide exposure to specific species from spray drift and run-off.