Archive for October, 2015

Public Meeting on the Coordinated Framework on Biotechnology

For Release:  November 22, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency Food and Drug Administration and United Department of Agriculture (hold a public meeting on October 30, 2015, to discuss the memorandum entitled, “Modernizing the Regulatory System for Biotechnology Products,” issued by the Executive Office of the President on July 2, 2015.

The memo directed the three agencies responsible for regulating biotechnology products to:

  1. Establish a working group to update the Coordinated Framework to clarify roles and responsibilities, and

PPDC Meeting

The Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee is a Federal Advisory Committee Act committee that advises the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pesticide Programs.  The PPDC will meet publicly on October 21–22, 2015. In addition, the following PPDC Workgroups–Integrated Pest Management, Comparative Safety Statements, 21st Century Toxicology/ New Integrated Testing Strategies, and Pesticide Incidents—will meet during the same time period.

The PPDC meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, October 22, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.