Archive for January, 2014

EPA Awards Funding to Three Universities for Projects to Reduce Pesticide Risks to Bees

EPA has announced agricultural grants for Integrated Pest Management practices to reduce the use of potentially harmful pesticides and lower risk to bees all while controlling pests and saving money.

“These collaborative projects can provide innovative solutions to reduce pesticide risks to pollinators and crops,” said James Jones, assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. “Initiatives such as these will encourage others to adopt promising technologies and practices across the nation to reduce pesticide risks while maximizing crop production and protecting public health.”

SAP Meets on RNAi Pesticides

EPA’s Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act  Scientific Advisory Panel will meet to consider and review: RNAi Technology as a Pesticide: Problem Formulation for Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment. This SAP meeting will occur on January 28, 2014, from 9 a.m. to approximately 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at EPA Conference Center, Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202.

EPA encourages that written comments and requests for oral comments be submitted by January 20, 2014. However, written comments and requests to make oral comments may be submitted until the date of the meeting.