[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 207 (Friday, October 24, 2008)]
[Pages 63471-63472]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-25415]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0669; FRL-8388-2]

Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Work Group on Web-
Distributed Labeling; Notice of Public Meeting

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) Work Group on Web-Distributed Labeling on October 29, 2008. An 
agenda is under development and will be posted on EPA's website by 
October 27, 2008.

DATES: The PPDC meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 
from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    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 room S-12100 on the 12th floor 
at One Potomac Yard South, 2777 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. This 
location is approximately a half mile from the Crystal City Metro 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle DeVaux, Office of Pesticide 
Programs (7501P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 308-5891; 
fax number: (703) 308-4776; e-mail 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. 
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 identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0669. Publicly 
available docket materials are available either in the electronic 
docket at http://

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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 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 athttp://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr.
    A draft agenda is under development and will be posted by October 
27, 2008, on EPA's website 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 was renewed November 2, 2007, 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 organizations. The 
objective of the PPDC Work Group on Web-Distributed Labeling is to 
provide advice regarding a process to ensure that the most current 
version of pesticide labeling is available to purchasers and users 
    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.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Agricultural workers, Agriculture, 
Chemicals, Foods, Pesticides and pests, Public health.

    Dated: October 20, 2008.
Debra Edwards,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. E8-25415 Filed 10-23-08; 8:45 am]