Archive for November, 2018
CRE comments on EPA’s Proposed Scientific Integrity Acquisition Rules
On November 20, 2018, the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness filed comments on EPA’s proposed amendment of its Acquisition Rules to include compliance with EPA’s Scientific Integrity Policy. CRE recommended several changes and additions to EPA’s proposed rules.
Click here for CRE’s filed comments.
EPA Inspector General Reviews EPA’s Oversight of State Pollinator Plans
EPA’s office of Inspector General posted the following notice:
“Notification: EPA Oversight of the States’ Managed Pollinator Protection Plans
Project #OA&E-FY19-0029, November 8, 2018
The OIG plans to begin preliminary research on the Office of Pesticides’ support of states’ Managed Pollinator Protection Plans.
- Project Notification (PDF)(2 pp, 42 K)”
The linked “Project Notification” explains, “The OIG’s objective is to evaluate how the EPA is overseeing states’ Managed Pollinator Protection Plans designed to reduce pesticide exposure to bees.”
EPA Oversight of the States’ Managed Pollinator Protection Plans
The EPA Office of Inspector General intends to begin preliminary research on the EPA Office of Pesticides’ support of states’ Managed Pollinator Protection Plans. The OIG’s plans are discussed in detail here:Project Notification (PDF).
Attend Virtual Meeting to Review Draft Charge Questions for Inhalation Risk SAP
There will be a 2-hour preparatory virtual meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel on November 14,2018, to consider and review the scope and clarity of the draft charge questions for the December 4–7, 2018 FIFRA SAP Meeting on the Evaluation of a Proposed Approach to Refine Inhalation Risk Assessment for Point of Contact Toxicity: A Case Study Using a New Approach Methodology.
In addition, EPA is inviting comments on the experts currently under consideration as ad hoc participants in this review.
Click here for more details and relevant links.