EPA posted the following article:

“The Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC) will meet on October 4-5, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time in Pauma Valley, California. Tentative agenda topics include a discussion on the status of pesticides in Indian country; updates on regional tribal activities; and discussions on the following:

  • Draft policy aimed to reduce acute risk to pollinators;
  • Needs assessment to support worker protection efforts;
  • Potential risks posed by inert ingredients in pesticide applications to California tribes; and,
  • Cultural plant identification and weed control.

The TPPC is a tribal technical resource and a program and policy development dialogue group focused on pesticide issues and concerns. It is composed of authorized representatives from federally recognized tribes, Indian nations and intertribal organizations.

The two-day meeting is being hosted by the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians, and will be held at the Pauma Tribal Hall located at 10101 Reservation Road, Pauma Valley, California. Advance registration is required by September 26, 2016, using this link:

http://extensioninfo.ucdavis.edu/tppc/register/ Exit

For more information about the meeting, contact:

Cindy Wire (wire.cindy@epa.gov), (EPA’s OPP Tribal Coordinator) at (415) 947-4242; or

Suzanne Forsyth (spforsyth@ucdavis.edu), (TPPC Administrator), UC Davis Extension at (530) 757-8603.

For more information about the TPPC, visit http://tppcwebsite.org/. “