On May 12, 2023, EPN submitted comments on EPA’s Reconsideration of the Application Exclusion Zone (AEZ) Amendments. We commend EPA on its efforts to reestablish more protective and reliable requirements of the 2015 AEZ Rule, which will prevent dangerous and unplanned pesticide exposures. We support implementing changes to the distances required for AEZs during ground-based spray applications, increasing protections to human health. We caution, however, how the provisions may affect occupants within the AEZ and make suggestions to mitigate disruptions to and marginalization of affected populations.
Read the comments.