Apr
29

SFIREG Meeting

The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/ State, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG), Full Committee will hold a 2- day meeting, beginning on June 1, 2015, and ending June 2, 2015. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, June 1, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

Tentative agenda topics are:

1. OPP/OECA Program Updates

2. Update on SmartLabel and the EEnterprise project

Apr
20

CRE Comments at Inter-Agency ESA Pesticides Workshop

On April 15, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Marine Fisheries Service jointly conducted a workshop on “Assessing Risks to Endangered and Threatened Species from Pesticides – 4th Interagency Workshop on Joint Interim Approaches to NAS [National Academy of Sciences] Recommendations.”
The Government website on this workshop is available here . According to this website:

“The workshop is an opportunity for stakeholders and agencies to continue their dialogue on the technical aspects of further developing interim scientific methods that were issued in November 2013.”

Center for Regulatory Effectiveness representatives made the following comments at this workshop.