Report on Issues Related to the Aerial Eradication of Illicit Coca in Colombia, as required by the Kenneth M. Ludden Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115) (the FY 2002 FOAA)

In accordance with the Kenneth M. Ludden Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002, the State Department on September 4, 2002, delivered to Congress its report on the U.S.-supported aerial eradication program in Colombia. The Act requires a determination and report by the Secretary of State that chemicals used in the aerial eradication of coca crops in Colombia do not pose unreasonable health or safety risks to humans or the environment. As mandated in the legislation, the State Department consulted with the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and their responses are included in the report.

Please send comments to: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, ATTN: Public Affairs/Spray Report, 2201 C Street, NW, Room 7334, Washington, D.C. 20520.

Contents

  1. Memorandum of Justification Concerning Determination on Health, and Legal Aspects of Coca Eradication in Colombia

  2. Chemicals Used for the Aerial Eradication of Illicit Coca in Colombia and Conditions of Application

  3. Response from EPA Assistant Administrator Johnson to Secretary of State, August 19, 2002

  4. Department of State's Comments on EPA August 19, 2002 Letter

  5. Response from Secretary of Agriculture to Secretary of State, August 14, 2002

  6. Letter from Colombian Ambassador to the U.S. Luis Alberto Moreno with Attached Diplomatic Note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Colombia to Certify that the Aerial Eradication Program is Being Carried Out in Accordance with Each and Every Applicable Colombian Law, March 22, 2002

  7. The Government of Colombia's Procedures for Handling Complaints of Colombian Citizens that Their Health was Harmed or Their Licit Agricultural Crops Were Damaged by Aerial Eradication

  8. Aerial Eradication and Alternative Development