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The EPA needs to make incident reporting a priority, for bees and other wildlife. The agency needs to coordinate its own internal databases, and sync its information with the newly developed U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Injury and Mortality Reporting system. It is also critical that the EPA update the thresholds for FIFRA 6(a)(2) incident reporting. Currently, they are set so high as to severely limit the number of wildlife incidents reported. Furthermore, the EPA needs to make these data-systems electronic. The current data-gathering deficiencies means that Registration Review decisions are rarely informed by incident data from the field.