The EPA, Department of Agriculture, the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have released a draft proposal entitled, “Proposal for Enhancing Stakeholder Input in the Pesticide Registration Review and ESA Consultation Process and Development of Economically and Technologically Feasible Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives.” The proposal emphasizes coordination across federal agencies for pesticide reviews, and expands the role of the USDA and the pesticide user community to provide current pesticide use information to inform and refine EPA’s ecological risk assessments. It would also alter the pesticide registration process as it calls for “focus” meetings at the beginning of the registration review for each pesticide in order to clarify current uses and label directions and requires formal ESA consultations later in the review process. The draft plan will be open for public comment for 60 days upon publication in the Federal Register.