[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 51 (Wednesday, March 18, 2009)]
[Pages 11550-11551]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-5863]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0190; FRL-8407-1]

National Bed Bug Summit; Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: EPA is planning a meeting to be held on April 14 through April 
15, 2009, on the topic of bed bug resurgence in the United States. The 
aim of the session will be to share information and knowledge on the 
topic of bed bugs and their newfound resurgence, provide a venue to 
identify ideas and opinions for their control, and develop 
recommendations as how affected stakeholders, communities, and local 
jurisdictions can begin to address the emerging nationwide bed bug 
problem. The agenda for this meeting is under development and will be 
posted on our website in advance of the meeting and also placed in the 
docket for this meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held on April 14 and 15, 2009, from 9 a.m. 
to 6 p.m. on the first day, and from 9 a.m. to noon on the last day.
    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, to give EPA as much time as possible to 
process your request.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the EPA East Building at 12\th\ 
and Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. For directions, go to: 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Angulo, Registration Division 
(7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone 
number: (703) 306-0404; fax number: (703) 308-0029; e-mail address: 
angulo.karen @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); and the amendments to both of these 
major pesticide laws by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996. 
Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to: 
Agricultural workers and farmers; pesticide industry and trade 
associations; environmental, consumer, and farmworker groups; 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 

B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?

    1. Docket. EPA has established a docket for this action under 
docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0190. 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) 305-5805.
    2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document 
electronically through the EPA Internet under the ``Federal Register'' 
listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr.

II. Background

    The resurgence of the common bed bug is increasingly reaching 
levels that are critical and affecting all areas of the country. As 
this resilient pest has become a nationwide problem affecting hotels, 
universities, and homes in the general population, it is important that 
the EPA assist in exploring means of effectively identifying challenges 
and ways to remedy this pest concern. Potential participants for this 
forum include Federal, State, and local government agencies responsible 
for public health and public housing; researchers and academicians; 
health, housing and environmental advocacy organizations; the pest 
management industry; pesticide manufacturers; and other interested 
parties. All interested parties are encouraged to participate and share 
in the development of strategies to address the national bed bug 
dilemma. However, due to space limitations, registration is limited to 
135 participants.

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III. How Can I Request to Participate in this Meeting?

    The National Bed Bug Summit meeting is 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 and there 
is no registration fee. Further information on the location of the 
meeting, please view the Agency's website at http://www.epa.gov/epahome/hq.htm. Lodging and transportation are not being provided.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Chemicals, Pesticides and pests, Public 

    Dated: March 10, 2009.
Lois Rossi,
Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E9-5863 Filed 3-17-09; 8:45 am]