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EPA Finalizes Rule to Scale Back Animal Testing on Birds (1)

Feb. 19, 2020, 8:56 PMUpdated: Feb. 19, 2020, 10:19 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a rule that will allow it to reduce animal testing on birds.

The finalized policy unveiled Wednesday will allow pesticide companies to request waivers for a specific kind of animal testing used to register outdoor pesticides.

The agency says it will no longer require companies to submit data from a specific test called the “sub-acute avian dietary test” if that data could be obtained from other sources or isn’t critical for regulatory decision-making.

“Going forward, when the agency has enough information showing that a pesticide registration decision is protective of public health and ...