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Glyphosate Interim Decision Withdrawn; EPA Anticipates Final Registration in 2026

The Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn an interim decision for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, and says it will complete its registration review in 2026.
The agency announced its latest decision Friday in response to a June opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit that vacated the human health portion of EPA’s interim decision after finding the cancer analysis was flawed. It also remanded, but did not vacate, the agency’s ecological risk assessment after finding that the interim decision should not have been issued without an “effects determination” detailing impacts on threatened and endangered species.
The court had ordered EPA to complete a new ecological risk analysis by Oct. 1. EPA, however, told the court it could not reach that deadline, and has now decided to withdraw that analysis and work on all aspects of the glyphosate registration review, with a 2026 target for completion.
In the meantime, “Pesticide products containing glyphosate continue to remain on the market and used according to the product label and are unaffected by this action,” EPA said in a statement.