The Association of America Pesticide Control Officials State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group Full Committee will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on December 7, 2015, and ending December 8, 2015.  The meeting will be held on Monday, December 7, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

The following topics may be discussed at this SFIREG meeting:

  1. Discussion of the Certification and Training (C&T) rule a. Soil fumigation category and its role in certification and training trends (state vs. federal vs. industry oversight)
  2. Potential problems
  3. Awarded Worker Protection (WPS) grants a. Guidance on how SFIREG should interact with these grantees b. Grants for conducting meeting and establishing a group similar to CTAG for WPS c. Developing educational materials
  4. WPS inspection guidance document
  5. Pesticide Safety and Education Program (PSEP) funding update (Goal 1)
  6. Joint Working Committee’s proposed Managed Pollinator Protection Plans (MP3) effectiveness metrics
  7. Drones [unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)] and pesticides
  8. Marijuana and pesticides use
  9. Bee kill reporting
  10. Laboratory Issues a. Update on persistent herbicide Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) method b. Contaminants in formulation samples
  11. Adjusting time allocations for pesticide inspections
  12. Federal inspector credentials, program-specific training requirements

Click here for Federal Register notice of this SFIREG meeting.

This is the last time SFIREG meetings will be announced via the Federal Register. Future meeting announcements will be made at the following Web site: .