Panel: Linda Michaluk, Dr. Elizabeth Keay, Christine Mayall
An appeal against the issuance of Pesticide Use Permit 139-043-93/95 authorizing use of Sodium Monofluoroacetate (Compound 1080) for reactive control of coyotes and wolves.
The grounds for appeal addressed such issues as notification, risk, registration, lack of information on the full formulation and inadequate consideration of alternative methods. The Panel found there was no evidence presented to show that exercise of the permit would result in an unreasonable adverse environmental impact and denied the appeal. The Panel also found the permit should be amended to reflect the historical need and use and so reduced the number of baits allowed per calendar year.