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Imidacloprid draft SEIS

The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) is evaluating a new application requesting permission to use the pesticide imidacloprid to control burrowing shrimp on commercial shellfish beds in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor. The application was filed by about a dozen oyster farmers from the Willapa Grays Harbor Oyster Growers Association (WGHOGA), who propose to use the pesticide to treat tide lands to support their aquaculture practices. Currently we are seeking comments and feedback on the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.

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Comments are due by 11/1/2017 at 5:00 pm.

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Next steps: At this point, we will consider everything we learned from our environmental review and determine whether or not to proceed with the permit development process. To decide to draft a permit, we must determine the proposal will meet the regulations and environmental impacts from the use of Imidacloprid can be avoided or mitigated enough to be a safe option to control burrowing shrimp.

If we decide the proposal cannot be sufficiently conditioned to be in compliance with the regulations (for example, the proposal has too many acute, unavoidable environmental impacts), we will deny the application and the process will end. If we determine the proposal can be conditioned to meet all the requirements in the regulations, we will continue with the permit development process.

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