Aug
24

Tribal Pesticide Program Council Meeting – October 4-5, 2016

EPA posted the following article:

“The Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC) will meet on October 4-5, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time in Pauma Valley, California. Tentative agenda topics include a discussion on the status of pesticides in Indian country; updates on regional tribal activities; and discussions on the following:

  • Draft policy aimed to reduce acute risk to pollinators;
  • Needs assessment to support worker protection efforts;
  • Potential risks posed by inert ingredients in pesticide applications to California tribes; and,
  • Cultural plant identification and weed control.

Aug
03

SAP Criticizes EPA’s Proposed Use of EPI Data to Regulate Chlorpyrifos

EPA’s FIFRA Science Advisory Panel has published its Minutes for the SAP’s April 19-21 Meeting to Consider and Review Scientific Issues Associated with Chlorpyrifos:  Analysis of Biomonitoring Data. The SAP Minutes criticize EPA’s proposed change of  the Point of Departures (PoDs) for chlorpyrifos from doses eliciting 10% red blood cell AChE inhibition to adverse effects changes in neurodevelopment as measured by epidemiology studies conducted by Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health.  For example, the SAP Minutes conclude at page 22 that: