EPA is postponing the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel meeting scheduled for October 24-27, 2017 due to the unavailability of experts for the peer review panel. Given the importance of physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling in the review of the six chemical risk assessments being considered, the Agency believes that additional expertise in modeling and human health risk assessment will benefit the panel. The postponement will also allow for a more robust review of these data. As a result, the SAP meeting on PBPK modeling is being postponed to 2018. The Agency will issue another announcement once the new date for the SAP meeting on PBPK Modeling has been determined.
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pesticide Programs has announced a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee on November 1-2, 2017. This meeting provides advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on issues associated with pesticide regulatory development and reform initiatives, evolving public policy and program implementation issues, and science issues associated with evaluating and reducing risks from use of pesticides. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Click here for more information and relevant links.