[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 75 (Wednesday, April 18, 2012)]
[Pages 23245-23246]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8926]



 [EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0270; FRL-9344-8]

Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, EPA gives 
notice that a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue 
Committee (PPDC) is scheduled for May 3-4, 2012. A draft agenda is 
under development and will be posted by April 16, 2012. Four PPDC 
Workgroup meetings are also scheduled for May 2, 2012: Integrated Pest 
Management, Comparative Safety Statements, Public Health, and 
Pollinator Protection. The PPDC 21st Century Toxicology Workgroup is 
scheduled to meet on May 3, 2012. All meetings are free, open to the 
public, and no advance registration is required.

DATES: The PPDC meeting will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2012, from 9 
a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, May 4, 2012, from 9 a.m. to noon. On 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012, PPDC Workgroup meeting schedules are as 
follows: Integrated Pest Management from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; 
Comparative Safety Statements from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Public Health from 
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and Pollinator Protection from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. On 
Thursday, May 3, 2012, the PPDC 21st Century Toxicology Work group will 
meet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information regarding PPDC Workgroups is 
available on EPA's Web site at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ppdc/.
    To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 
days prior to the meeting, give EPA as much time as possible to process 
your request.

ADDRESSES: The PPDC and Workgroup meetings will be held at EPA's 
location at 1 Potomac Yard South, 2777 South Crystal Drive, Arlington, 
VA. The PPDC meeting will be held in the lobby-level Conference Center, 
as will the Integrated Pest Management and Pollinator Protection 
Workgroup meetings. The Comparative Safety Statements

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Workgroup meeting will be held in room South 4370. The Public Health 
Workgroup meeting will be held in room North 4830. The 21st Century 
Toxicology Workgroup meeting will be held in room North 4830. EPA's 
Potomac Yard South building is approximately one mile from the Crystal 
City Metro Station.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margie Fehrenbach, Office of Pesticide 
Programs (7501P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-4775; 
fax number: (703) 308-4776; email address: fehrenbach.margie@epa.gov.


I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    This action is directed to the public in general, and may be of 
particular interest to persons who work in agricultural settings or 
persons who are concerned about implementation of the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); the Federal Food, 
Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA); the amendments to FIFRA and FFDCA by 
the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996; the Pesticide 
Registration Improvement Act; and the Endangered Species Act. 
Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to: 
Agricultural workers and farmers; pesticide industry and trade 
associations; environmental, consumer, and farm worker groups; animal 
welfare organizations; pesticide users and growers; pest consultants; 
State, local and Tribal governments; academia; public health 
organizations; food processors; and the public. If you have questions 
regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, 
consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

 B. How can I get copies of this document and other related 

    EPA has established a docket for this action under docket ID number 
EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0270. Publicly available docket materials are available 
either in the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if 
only available in hard copy, at the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) 
Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 
2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this 
Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 
    A draft agenda is being developed and will be posted by April 16, 
2012, on EPA's Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ppdc/.

II. Background

    EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is entrusted with the 
responsibility to help ensure the safety of the American food supply, 
the education and protection from unreasonable risk of those who apply 
or are exposed to pesticides occupationally or through use of products, 
and general protection of the environment and special ecosystems from 
potential risks posed by pesticides.
    The Charter for EPA's Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) 
was established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public 
Law 92-463, in September 1995, and has been renewed every 2 years since 
that time. The purpose of PPDC is to provide advice and recommendations 
to the EPA Administrator on issues associated with pesticide regulatory 
development and reform initiatives, evolving public policy and program 
implementation issues, and science issues associated with evaluating 
and reducing risks from use of pesticides. It is determined that PPDC 
is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties 
imposed on the Agency by law. The following sectors are represented on 
the PPDC: Pesticide industry and trade associations; environmental/
public interest, consumer, and animal rights groups; farm worker 
organizations; pesticide user, grower, and commodity groups; Federal 
and State/local/Tribal governments; the general public; academia; and 
public health organizations.
    Copies of the PPDC Charter are filed with appropriate committees of 
Congress and the Library of Congress and are available upon request.

 III. How can I request to participate in this meeting?

    PPDC meetings are open to the public and seating is available on a 
first-come basis. Persons interested in attending do not need to 
register in advance of the meeting. Comments may be made during the 
public comment session of each meeting or in writing to the address 

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Agricultural workers, Agriculture, 
Chemicals, Endangered species, Foods, Integrated Pest Management, 
Pesticide labels, Pesticides and pests, Pollinator protection, Public 
health, 21st Century toxicology.

    Dated: April 5, 2012.
Steven Bradbury,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2012-8926 Filed 4-17-12; 8:45 am]