[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 134 (Wednesday, July 13, 2011)]
[Pages 41246-41247]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-17619]



 [EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0191; FRL-8880-9]

Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee, Pesticide Registration 
Improvement Act Process Improvement Workgroup; Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) provides a 
forum for a diverse group of stake holders to provide advice to the 
pesticide program on various pesticide regulatory, policy, and program 
implementation issues. In meeting its Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, 
and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and Endangered Species Act (ESA) 
obligations, EPA continues to seek advice from the PPDC and its 
workgroup, the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) Process 
Improvement Work Group. EPA plans to meet its ESA consultation 
obligations through the pesticide registration review program. EPA 
seeks input on improving the current process for stake holder input on 
endangered species' consultations, such as when and where stake holders 
should provide information regarding a pesticide during the 
registration review process. This meeting of the PRIA Process 
Improvement Work Group continues the dialogue between EPA and 
interested stake holders on improving opportunities for stake holder 
involvement on endangered species' consultations. The agenda will be 
available on the Web at http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/cb/ppdc/pria/index.html.

DATES: The meeting will be held on July 27, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Requests to participate in the meeting must be received on or 
before July 22, 2011.
    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 at Room 12100, One Potomac Yard 
(South Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Leovey, Immediate Office, 
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(703) 305-7328; fax number: (703) 308-4776; e-mail address: 
[email protected].


I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    You may be potentially affected by this action if you are concerned 
about the re-evaluation of registered pesticides and the information 
used to assess risks to endangered species under FIFRA, and the Federal 
Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). Other potentially affected 
entities may include but are not limited to:
     Crop production (NAICS code 111).
     Animal production (NAICS code 112).
     Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311).
     Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532), agricultural 
workers and farmers; pesticide industry trade associations; 
environmental, consumer and farmworker groups; pesticide users and 
growers; pest consultants; State, local and Tribal governments; 

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public health organizations; and the public. Since other entities may 
also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all 
specific entities that may be affected by this action.
    This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides 
a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this 
action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be 
affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) 
codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining 
whether this action might apply to certain entities. If you have any 
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?

    EPA has established a docket for this action under docket ID number 
EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0191. 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) 

II. Background

    The Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is entrusted with the 
responsibility of ensuring the safety of the American food supply, 
protection and education of those who apply or are exposed to 
pesticides occupationally or through use of products, and the general 
protection of the environment and special ecosystems from potential 
risks posed by pesticides. The PPDC was established under the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, in September 1995 for 
a 2 year-term and has been renewed every 2 years since that time. The 
PPDC provides advice and recommendations to OPP on a broad range of 
pesticide regulatory, policy, and program implementation issues that 
are associated with evaluating and reducing risks from the use of 
pesticides. The following sectors are represented on the PPDC: 
Pesticide industry and trade associations; environmental/public 
interest and consumer groups; farm worker organizations; pesticide 
user, grower and commodity groups; Federal and State/local/Tribal 
governments; the general public; academia; and public health 
organizations. Copies of the PPDC charter are filed with appropriate 
committees of Congress and the Library of Congress and are available 
upon request. Copies of the minutes of past meetings of this workgroup 
are available on the internet at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ppdc/pria/index.html.

III. How can I request to participate in this meeting?

    You may submit a request to participate in this meeting to the 
person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Do not submit any 
information in your request that is considered CBI. Requests to 
participate in the meeting, identified by docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2007-0191, must be received on or before July 22, 2011.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Agriculture, Chemicals, Endangered 
species, Foods, Pesticide Registration, Pesticide labels, Pesticides 
and pests.

    Dated: July 6, 2011.
Steven Bradbury,
Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.
[FR Doc. 2011-17619 Filed 7-12-11; 8:45 am]