[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 206 (Wednesday, October 24, 2012)]
[Pages 64990-64991]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26215]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0823; FRL-9368-1]

Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Request for Nominations to 
the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the 
Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Pesticide Programs 
is inviting nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to 
be considered for appointment to the Pesticide Program Dialogue 
Committee (PPDC). EPA values and welcomes diversity. In an effort to 
obtain nominations of diverse candidates, EPA encourages nominations of 
women and men of all racial and ethnic groups. Vacancies are expected 
to be filled by early spring 2013. Additional sources may be utilized 
in the solicitation of nominees.

DATES: Nominations must be emailed or postmarked no later than November 
9, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be emailed or submitted in writing to 
Margie Fehrenbach at the address listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 

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: [email protected].


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); and the amendments to both of these 
major pesticide laws by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996; 
and the Pesticide Registration Improvement 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; pesticide users and growers; animal 
rights groups; pest consultants; State, local, and tribal governments; 
academia; public health organizations; 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 

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

    The docket for this action, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0823, is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory 
Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency 
Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. The Public Reading Room is open 
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal 
holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 
566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305-
5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information 
about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

II. Background

    The 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 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. PPDC's Charter was 
renewed October 28, 2011, for another 2-year period. 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 current PPDC: 
Environmental/public interest and animal rights groups; farm worker 
organizations; pesticide industry and trade associations; pesticide 
user, grower, and commodity groups; Federal and State/local/tribal 
governments; the general public; academia; and public health 
    The PPDC meets face-to-face twice a year, generally in the spring 
and the fall. Additionally, members may be asked to serve on work 
groups to develop recommendations to address specific policy issues. 
The average workload for members is approximately 4 to 6 hours per 
month. EPA provides reimbursement for travel and other incidental 
expenses associated with official government business.
    Copies of the PPDC Charter are filed with appropriate committees of 
Congress and the Library of Congress and are available upon request.

III. How To Submit Nominations

    Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified 
persons to be considered for appointment to this advisory committee. 
Individuals may self-nominate. Nominations may be submitted in 
electronic format (preferred) or mailed to Margie Fehrenbach at the 
    To be considered, all nominations should include:
     Current contact information for the nominee, including the 
nominee's name, organization (and position within that organization), 
current business address, email address, and daytime telephone number.
     Brief statement describing the nominee's interest in 
serving on the PPDC.
     R[eacute]sum[eacute] and a short biography (no more than 
two paragraphs) describing the professional and educational 
qualifications of the nominee, including

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a list of relevant activities, and any current or previous service on 
advisory committees.
     Letter[s] of recommendation from a third party supporting 
the nomination. The letter should describe how the nominee's experience 
and knowledge will bring value to the work of the PPDC.
    Other sources, in addition to this Federal Register notice, may 
also be utilized in the solicitation of nominees.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Agricultural workers, Agriculture, 
Chemicals, Endangered species, Foods, Pesticide labels, Pesticides and 
pests, Public health, Spray drift.

    Dated: October 18, 2012.
Steven Bradbury,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2012-26215 Filed 10-23-12; 8:45 am]