Archive for May, 2019
Editor’s Note: EPA distributed the following Pesticide Program Update–
“EPA Seeks Nominations for the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee
EPA is accepting nominations for membership on the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC). Established in 1995, the PPDC is a diverse group of stakeholders chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to provide feedback to EPA on various pesticide regulatory, policy, and program implementation issues.
To maintain a broad representation of members for the PPDC, nominees will be selected from among the following:
- Federal, state, local and tribal governments;
- Pesticide industry and trade associations;
- Pesticide users;
EPA Holds Hearing and Seeks Comment on Revised Method for Conducting National Level Threatened and Endangered Species Biological Evaluations for Pesticides
The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comment on a draft revised method for conducting national level threatened and endangered (listed) species biological evaluations for pesticides. EPA has also announced a public meeting on June 10, 2019, where EPA will present the draft revised method and provide an additional opportunity for the public to provide feedback.
The public meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time, on June 10, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Lobby-level Conference Center of EPA’s Potomac Yard South Bldg. (One Potomac Yard), 2777 South Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202– 4501.
EPA has published Federal Register notice of EPA’s Proposed Interim Registration Review Decision forglyphosate and has opened a 60-day public comment period on the proposed decision. EPA must receive any comments must be received on or before July 5, 2019. Click here for more details and relevant links.
EPA posted the above-titled article, which reads as follows:
“EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs will hold a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) on May 8-9, 2019. EPA will hold the meeting in the first-floor conference center at One Potomac Yard South, 2777 South Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. Read the Federal Register notice announcing the meeting.
EPA is seeking advice and recommendations from the PPDC for our administrator on pesticide regulatory development and reform initiatives, evolving public policy and program implementation, and science associated with evaluating and reducing risks from pesticide use.