[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 53 (Friday, March 19, 2010)]
[Pages 13276-13277]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-6077]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0236; FRL-8817-1]

Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meetings

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY:  Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, EPA gives 
notice of a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee 
(PPDC) on April 29 and 30, 2010. A draft agenda is under development 
that will include reports from and discussions about current issues 
from the following PPDC work groups: Work Group on 21st Century 
Toxicology/New Integrated Testing Strategies; Work Group on Web-
Distributed Labeling; and Work Group on Comparative Safety Statements 
for Pesticide Product Labeling. Discussion topics will also cover 
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit issues regarding 
pesticides and current Endangered Species Act issues. PPDC work group 
meetings are also being scheduled and are open to the public. The PPDC 
PRIA Process Improvements Work Group will meet on April 28, 2010, from 
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Information about all PPDC work group meetings can be 
found on EPA's website at: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ppdc.

DATES: The PPDC meeting will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2010, from 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, April 30, 2010, from 9 a.m. to noon.
    To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT, preferably at least 10 

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prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process 
your request.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Conference Center on the 
lobby level at EPA's location at 1 Potomac Yard South, 2777 S. Crystal 
Drive, Arlington, VA. This location 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; e-mail address: 


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 (PRIA). 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 FURTHER 

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 identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0236. Although a part 
of the official docket, the public docket does not include Confidential 
Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is 
restricted by statute. 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 Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, 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.
    A draft agenda is being developed and will be posted by March 26, 
2010, 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 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 30, 2009, 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 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 
    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, Pesticide labels, Pesticides and 
pests, Public health.

    Dated: March 12, 2010.
Steven Bradbury,
Acting Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.

[FR Doc. 2010-6077 Filed 3-18-10; 8:45 am]