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May 15, 2024

EPA Announces Virtual Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Meeting

Barbara Christianson

By Barbara A. Christianson

On May 8, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will hold a virtual public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) on June 5 and June 6, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EDT). The meeting is open to the public, but registration to attend is required. Register to attend the meeting by May 29, 2024.To provide comments during the meeting, request special accommodations, or receive more information, please contact Jeffrey Chang by May 22, 2024.

According to EPA, topics for the meeting will include:

  • An overview of the Office of Pesticide Programs’ (OPP) priorities and accomplishments for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024, including Pesticide Registration Improvement Act of 2022 (PRIA 5) and Endangered Species Act (ESA) implementation. Additional priorities include modernizing information technology infrastructure and developing a framework to improve how EPA evaluates antimicrobial resistance;
  • Updates from PPDC sub-workgroups, including the Pesticide Label Reform Workgroup, Emerging Pathogens Implementation Workgroup, and Pesticide Resistance Management Workgroup #2;
  • A discussion about the formation of a workgroup to address pesticide-related issues impacting the farmworker community. Potential charge questions will also be presented for discussion; and
  • A presentation on EPA’s effort to increase public awareness of Integrated Pest Management and other risk reduction best practices.

The agenda and additional information can be found here.