The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) together with partners at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) have concluded the special registration review of the corn herbicide atrazine for the State of Minnesota. This review determined that no modifications to atrazine regulation are required in Minnesota at this time. Elements of atrazine registration and regulation may need revision if emerging science or EPA evaluations reach new conclusions about human health and environmental impacts of atrazine and its benefits to farmers.
On January 19, 2010, the MDA issued a Notice of Comment Period in the State Register regarding the completion of a special state registration review of the herbicide atrazine. The MDA made available a summary of the review along with five agency-specific technical assessments for public comment. The MDA accepted comments on the atrazine registration review documents for 60 days.
Comments received in response to the "Notice of Comment Period for Atrazine Special Registration Review" published in the Minnesota State Register on 1/19/2010 (by date received):
Agency responses to comments:
Comments received in response to the "Notice of Intent to Conduct a Special Registration Review of the Herbicide Atrazine" published in the Minnesota State Register on 9-8-08 (by date received).
Gregg Regimbal, Supervisor
Pesticide & Fertilizer Management Division