EPA Inviting Public Comments until May 17th

On Wednesday March 17th, 2019, the EPA held an online webinar to discuss their findings from a nine month investigation into reports of injury and deaths occurring from over the counter flea and tick products

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials said more than 600 pets died in 2008 after treatment with flea and tick drops. The agency said it had about 44,000 complaints of pets sickened or killed that year, compared to 28,000 in 2007

Story at

 Webinar recording down load at


The  immediate actions that EPA will pursue are not nearly enough to stop this from happening. The agency is inviting public comment on how best to implement these new measures. A Federal Register notice announcing the opening of a docket will be published on March 19, 2010. The docket number is EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0229.

Docket info


I want to urge everyone to make  your  comments heard by addressing the  docket  with your comments.

Other  contact info  pertaining to over the  counter flea products are

Main Contact Kimberly Nesci, MS
US EPA, Registration Division
[email protected]
Lois Rossi, MS
US EPA, Director, Registration Division
[email protected]
 Kit Farwell, DVM
US EPA, Health Effects Division
[email protected]

One thought on “EPA Inviting Public Comments until May 17th”

  1. Thank you for letting everyone know about the EPA’s public comment period regarding its evaluation of spot-on products and their plan to make these products safer for pets.

    The EPA’s plan will do virtually NOTHING to protect pets this year, but hopefully the label changes and proposed stricter regulations (including requiring pre-market clinical trails, post-market surveillance, and more comprehensive companion animal safety studies) will begin to reduce injuries and deaths in pets next year.

    However, there is a possibility that EPA’s plan for stricter regulations will NEVER happen because the pet pesticide manufacturers are opposed to stricter regulation of their industry!

    For more information on the EPA’s plan, go to:


    The EPA wants to know what PET OWNERS think about its plan to make spot-on products safer for pets. To submit comments to the EPA, go to:


    The fate of EPA’s plan to make spot-on products safer for pets may largely depend on comments from the public, which includes the pet pesticide manufacturers and PET OWNERS!

    Comments must be submitted by 5/17/10.

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